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    Default The King of Collectors: Full Playstation 2 NTSC Library Sealed

    I just finished the interview I had with the only known collector to have a full sealed ntsc Playstation 2 collection (over 1850 games).

    The Playstation 2 has one of the most extensive libraries of all consoles, trying to get a complete set is near madness..lbut he went for a complete sealed set!
    Wanna know what drives this collector and wanna see his collection?

    http://www.playstationcollecting.com...library-sealed

    Hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed talking to him

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    Good stuff!!!
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    It was a nice read, but pertaining to Greatest Hits games with extra content, he's missing quite a few games from having a full collection.
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    Damn! I never thought I'd see a complete PS2 set, let alone a complete sealed set! Anyone have any idea of the value of this set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanerd0011 View Post
    Damn! I never thought I'd see a complete PS2 set, let alone a complete sealed set! Anyone have any idea of the value of this set?
    Not nearly as much as what he probably paid to accumulate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    Not nearly as much as what he probably paid to accumulate it.
    I wonder what he does for a living? I want that kind of money, especially to buy a Uncharted Fortune Hunter Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    Not nearly as much as what he probably paid to accumulate it.
    actually I thought that too, but as the text says he paid $300 for Moto GP and that was by far the most expensive one.. so the games that go for big bucks now were all picked up pretty cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtincthed View Post
    actually I thought that too, but as the text says he paid $300 for Moto GP and that was by far the most expensive one.. so the games that go for big bucks now were all picked up pretty cheap
    Yes, but if you look at one of his other answers, he says he got 95% of the games for either a discount or around what they were released for. Given that probably 95%+ of the PS2 library goes for less than 1/3 of what it was released for, he probably spent many times more than what the entire collection is currently worth to accumulate it.

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    Well, that is amazing and all but I think he is going to have to sell all that if he wants a decent Neo Geo AES collection.

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    Thinking about all those sealed yearly sports games in his collection is headache inducing. If he ever decides to sell his collection he won't even be able to give those away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtincthed View Post
    actually I thought that too, but as the text says he paid $300 for Moto GP and that was by far the most expensive one.. so the games that go for big bucks now were all picked up pretty cheap
    I thought it was Wizardry that he paid $300 for? Very impressive, but still, sealed collecting is masturbation no matter how you justify it.

    I don't know who's crazier: this guy, or Adol?

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    Boy, some people have more money than they know what to do with. It only takes him four years to get a full, sealed PS2 library (is it full NTSC? I don't see Japanese games), and he immediately starts a US AES set and is only shy two already? All by 23 years old? Crazy. Talk about the silver spoon. Kudos to him for meeting his collecting goals, but a huge, sealed collection like that is just a massive waste of both money and space in my book. I'd be more impressed by an average Joe without bottomless pockets slowly piecing together a full set over many years, one which he plays and loves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    Boy, some people have more money than they know what to do with. It only takes him four years to get a full, sealed PS2 library (is it full NTSC? I don't see Japanese games), and he immediately starts a US AES set and is only shy two already? All by 23 years old? Crazy. Talk about the silver spoon. Kudos to him for meeting his collecting goals, but a huge, sealed collection like that is just a massive waste of both money and space in my book. I'd be more impressed by an average Joe without bottomless pockets slowly piecing together a full set over many years, one which he plays and loves.
    I agree with you. It's impressive that he has the collection, but assuming virtually unlimited financial resources, there is almost nothing on the PS2 that is so rare that you couldn't get it with a little bit of waiting for Ebay, Amazon, etc...I actually think I am within 100 or so sealed PS2 games of a complete US set right now, but I don't think I will ever pick up the annual sports games and a few edutainment titles for small kids to finish it off just because I don't care enough. I also picked up most of the games when they hit $20 or less, but it was within the regular retail window, so it's not really all that impressive, especially when you consider I still spent well over $20K over the years for a collection that is worth far less than what I paid (not that I would ever sell it).

    The Neo Geo collection is actually more impressive in my opinion just because some things very rarely show up and when they do, it's almost always in private transactions and not on Ebay or even Neo-Geo.com. Still, you're right that hearing stories of people who have put together entire sets without a lot of money or in some cases Ebay is really neat and those are the stories that I like reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    Boy, some people have more money than they know what to do with. It only takes him four years to get a full, sealed PS2 library (is it full NTSC? I don't see Japanese games), and he immediately starts a US AES set and is only shy two already? All by 23 years old? Crazy. Talk about the silver spoon. Kudos to him for meeting his collecting goals, but a huge, sealed collection like that is just a massive waste of both money and space in my book. I'd be more impressed by an average Joe without bottomless pockets slowly piecing together a full set over many years, one which he plays and loves.
    Just because you have money doesn't mean you are smart with your money. Also, I agree with this post. This moneybags should talk to the moneybags on NA who has two complete in box GG collections. Together, they can forge an even more meaningless collecting goal and waste even more money.
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    Nevermind the complete PS2 collection, what about some of the other stuff in his collection?

    When you have a collection as vast as yours, there are probably dozens of items in your collection that would qualify high in anyone’s “favorite items” list. So now I wonder which ones you pick out of all those amazing items.
    Well actually picking a top 5 is not that hard for me:
    1. Uncharted Fortune Hunter Editions [Playstation 3] (of which I have two copies)
    2. Elemental Gearbolt Assassin’s case [Playstation 1]
    3. Last Hope [Neo Geo AES]
    4. Magical Chase [Turbo Grafix]
    5. Minestorm 2 Cart [Vectrex]
    How much are those worth now? They're all pretty rare, each one is basically considered a grail. How someone can get all this stuff so quickly just boggles the mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    They're all pretty rare, each one is basically considered a grail. How someone can get all this stuff so quickly just boggles the mind.
    I'm guessing the bad economy is working in his favor. When you got average collectors willing to part with their grails if they can get enough out of them and a guy ready to throw his cash into the wind and spend whatever it takes, it's probably not that hard to get even the rarest of items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    Not nearly as much as what he probably paid to accumulate it.
    Agreed. What a clown.

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    I have not looked at the interview yet,but I must be missing something. There is a lot of hate in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisballer View Post
    I have not looked at the interview yet,but I must be missing something. There is a lot of hate in this thread.
    Same.

    For sure, there are a few games that I would LOVE to have a factory sealed copy of (Final Fantasy III for the SNES among other things). I've been building up a collection for the past few years but have only been seriously interested in collecting video games for the past six months or so. I still need to decide if I want to go for as many loose carts as possible or focus on CIB. Do I automatically despise the collector of factory sealed games just because it's not my thing or I can't afford it? Nope.

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    Should be "North American" sealed set, not NTSC. Japan is NTSC as well, doubt he has all those games sealed......or ever will for that matter. Anyone who has a complete Sealed Japanese set is the real balls to the wall ps2 collector.
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