Lot # 23: 1989 Game Boy: Super Mario Land VGA 75+ (Early Print)

Category: Video Games/VHS

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2022 Spring Premier Auction",
which ran from 5/27/2022 6:00 PM to
6/12/2022 5:00 PM

A very difficult to find early print version of factory sealed Super Mario Land for the Nintendo Game Boy.  Advanced collectors are sure to take notice of the (instead of ®) attached to the large “Game Boy” graphics along the front, as well as (instead of ®) attached to the white oval Seal of Quality at the bottom corner.  This combination of dual is exceptionally rare and indicates a very early production of the game.  Also of note is “for sale and use in USA and Canada only” (not “Mexico”, as we see in later prints).  Finally, the absence of the DMG P ML lettering above the barcode on the reverse further confirms an early release of this beloved Mario game.  

 Recently graded and fresh to market, we believe the eye appeal of this one far exceeds the assigned grade.  The front is absolutely flawless: bold bright color, four sharp corners, and perfect seal; there are no creases, veins or imperfections to be found.  The culprit is located on the top panel as well as the reverse where we did identify a few creases.  Overall, this is an extremely clean copy and presents a rare opportunity to add an early print of this Game Boy icon to one’s collection.  

 Encapsulated by VGA (75+), #71510836

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