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    Default '37 Rock-Ola World Series arcade game sells for $46K

    MastroNet, a huge auctioneer of sports memorabilia, sold a Rock-ola World Series machine for $46,835.00 in December.

    From a MastroNet press release:

    A nickel brings the players to life in this arcade classic. The buyer had to put in a bit more to purchase what is generally considered the finest baseball arcade of all time. The mini-stadium sold for $46,835.00.
    Some sports collectors have too much money. Although owning a historical machine like this would be cool, I can't imagine dropping almost $47,000 for any game or... well, almost anything really.

    This auction also contained the Bartman foul ball that "ruined" the Cubs' chances of getting to the World Series last year. It went for $106,600.00.
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    Default Re: '37 Rock-Ola World Series arcade game sells for $46K

    picshurs? :o

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    I wonder if gaming items will ever reach those figures?? Say a mint copy of Metal Slug AES in 2045??

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    This game is 67 years alone, whereas that Metal Slug will be maybe 55 years old at that date.

    What's important, though, is that there were lots of MS AES carts made, and people generally take darn good care of them. This is an arcade machine and the job description entails being beaten up. So...no, unless everybody suddenly burns their MS1 AES carts in a fit of rage, Metal Slug games won't become as expensive as this (allowing for inflation of course).

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    In case anyone was wondering (Ed?):

    http://klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=&game_id=11556
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    Ah, thanks!

    It would be nice if they had a good shot of the playfield, but from what I can see it basically looks like an overlarge box (from a distance, surely). I wouldn't set that thing up unless I could set it inside a counter, partly to keep the focus on the playfield and partly to keep the sides from being kicked or scuffed :P

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    That thing is GORGEOUS. If I were wealthy that is exactly the type of thing I would spend my money on. It's the finest of its kind and something of the type to never be manufactured again. Comparing that thing to a cartridge is just lunacy. You're comparing an industrial era complex mechanical to a circuit board pressed in the thousands that could easily be reproduced in even higher numbers with little effort.
    Seeking display quality copy of I Want My Mommy for the 2600... if you have one, PM me, I will pay/trade well.

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    Wow, that went for alot. But, nothing surprises me anymore how much stuff goes for after buying and selling stuff on Ebay for several years.

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