Kidney man Scott Amos went through some belongings from the attic of his childhood home the other day when he encountered something: an unedited copy of Icarus child for the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with a 1988 receipt.
Like the Kidney Magazine Magazine reports, none of the Amos family can exactly remember why the game was there, but it's a pretty convincing theory that it was bought as a Christmas gift for Scott and then, for whatever reason, forgotten and never given (the receipt is from 8 December 1988).
"It was fun – I saw it sealed, and I thought it was worth several hundred dollars," Amos told Magazine. "I went to work the next day and emailed two experts. One of them wrote me back after 30 minutes and said, 'You have an Easter egg.'
After talking to the experts again, he knew he had something very special on his hands. Heritage Auctions "Valarie McLeckie said of the game" Finding a hermit's copy "in the wild", so to speak, not to mention one in such a beautiful condition and one with such a transparent provenance, is both an unusual and fairly historic occasion. We feel that the provenance will add a significant prize for serious collectors. "
The copy was sold over the weekend for $ 9000, and Amos already has some fun plans for how to spend the unexpected windfall.
“I also have an older sister. We divide (income) 50-50. We're going to go on a Disney World vacation next month, ”he told the Magazine. "Instead of doing something responsible, we'll have fun with it."