Ghosts 'n Goblins NES Cart On eBay for $5,000

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Gamers looking to sink a (big, big) wad of money into a bit of nostalgia can find Capcom's Ghosts 'n Goblins for the Nintendo NES over on eBay for a whopping $4,999. The game cartridge is listed as "NEW SEALED MINT VGA 85+," and apparently has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer's sealing.

According to the auction, VGA stands for Video Game Authority, an organization that provides a universal standard that "convey the condition of original and un-tampered with collectibles, thereby creating a safer collecting environment." The grade of 85+ is considered "gold," a rare grade that seemingly renders a collectible as a "true museum piece."

In essence, the NES cartridge is considered 1st-class mint, but is it worth almost $5,000? The game originally hit the market back in June 1986, making it just over 24-years-old. Currently the bid has already racked in two offers, so apparently someone out there believes the NES cart is worth the hefty pricetag.