What’s the best surprise “find” you’ve ever made when going through old video games? Have you ever found a game that was surprisingly rare, or a console that was very valuable, or maybe just stumbled across a forgotten memory?
In contrast, what’s your biggest regret when it comes to games (etc) that you’ve let go?
For me, a surprise was earlier today when repacking boxes of old video game stuff, I discovered a gamebody advance I gave to my wife (then girlfriend) for our very first Christmas together. It’s a wonderful memory, but also it turns out the damned thing is apparently pretty valuable! It’s a Gamebody Advance Micro 20th Anniversary Edition, modeled after a Famicom. Pretty slick item.
My biggest regret is definitely when, in a fit of high school edginess, I sold my entire Genesis collection in order to buy a much smaller NES collection from Funcoland. God only knows what had gotten into my head. Included in that collection was an in-box copy of Crusader of Centy, Shining in the Darkness, and all sorts of other cool stuff. Probably not hugely valuable, but just a crazy trade.