Michael Thomasson, a 41 year old gamer, has decided to sell his video game collection. This isn’t just any old bunch of video games, this collection is 11,000 games strong including complete catalogs of classics such as the Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Virtual Boy and Lynx games.
It is currently up for bid at Game Gavel. The bidding began on the 4th of June with an opening bid of $1.00 but since then has reached over $90,000 and it still has until the 15th next weekend before the bidding closes.
Thomasson has admitted that he would rather not have to sell his collection but he’s hoping that he will be able to sell it for the $800,000 price tag that it’s said to be worth. The big draw to this purchase for a lot of avid game collectors is that you don’t only get the 11,000+ games but you also get the official Guinness World Record title that comes with it of “World’s Largest Video Game Collection”.
This has been a collection Thomasson has been working on for 25 years. When asked why he was selling his collection he replied “I simply have an immediate family and extended family that have needs that need to be addressed. While I do not wish to part with these games, I have responsibilities that I have made to others and this action is how I will help meet them. I’d say “come on man, stay strong”, but my family responsibilities involve occasionally losing the big TV to some Disney cartoon, not finding the space in a house to store 11,000 video games.”
What are you thoughts? Is it worth his selling them? Would you pay for something like that?
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