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    Left Bros. - Rarer Than It May Appear

    Super Mario Bros. 3 - Wata 9.0 B Sealed ["Bros." Left, First Production], NES Nintendo 1990 USA. In our November 2020 Signature Auction, a Wata 9.2 A+ "Left Bros." sold for a world record-breaking price of $156,000 after a stint of live bidding that would make even the coolest and calmest of spectators clutch their pearls. Since then, interest has fired up through our Make Offer to Owner program for a Wata 9.0 A copy. That copy sold for $38,400 at auction, and we've recently seen an offer come through for as much as $72,000 -- nearly twice the price commanded at auction. All this is just to say, the demand for the "Left Bros." variant seems to be insatiable and ever-increasing! We've heard many a collector lament over their struggles to find sealed copies of this variant, and only a handful have been uncovered, despite the best efforts of many. While there could always be others that come out of the woodwork due to the influx of seekers, we don't anticipate a significant number will come to light. Rarity aside, this is certainly quite a copy to behold. Its qualities are what one would hope for in a game as rare as this, and in-hand, it is an impressive specimen for its grade. Even though there is a small square that was cut from the seal (presumably, where the original price sticker was located), this does little to nothing to detract from its overall eye appeal.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    14th-17th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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