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Unopened ‘Super Mario Bros.’ from 1985 sells for over $100K

An unopened 1985 copy of the iconic “Super Mario Bros.” video game has been sold for $100,150. The sale set a new world record for a graded video game, according to Heritage Auctions, which participated in the purchase. The classic Nintendo title was graded by experts at Wata Games and received a “Near Mint” grade of 9.4 and a “Seal Rating” of A++, it said. “Beyond the artistic and historical significance of this game is its supreme state of preservation,” said Kenneth Thrower, co-founder and chief grader of Wata Games, in a statement. Thanks to its wild popularity, 11 different box variations of “Super Mario Bros.” were printed between 1985 and 1994, according to Heritage Auctions. “The first two variations are ...