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    Super Mario Bros. - Wata 6.5 CIB [Matte Sticker, First Production], NES Nintendo 1985 USA. Some collectors can't make compromises when it comes to the variants that they seek out, especially when it comes to this particular game. As a quick primer to any newcomers, the Matte Sticker on this copy (used instead of plastic shrinkwrap) indicates this copy was one of the first copies of the first game in the Super Mario Bros. series released in the US (at the Manhattan test market, no less!).
    To date, we have only offered two complete in box copies of this variant, and the number that Wata has graded at this point is less than twenty. Wata has not graded any sealed copies, and, in fact, it's widely considered that none exist. With that in mind, complete in box copies are the cream of the crop when it comes to this game. That's why it came as no surprise when a Wata 7.5 complete in box copy sold for a record all-in price of $28,800 earlier this year in our January Signature Auction. Though the box of this copy shows more signs of handling than most, finding one in any condition is an extremely tall order, which many collectors can attest to.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    1st-5th Thursday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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