At 4/26/13 12:19 AM, ViceFullbuster wrote:
I can think of only one fool enough to pay such a price for that gahbage
Pat the NES Punk owns both the gold and grey versions if I'm not mistaken. I don't believe James Rolfe owns either version of the cart. More regarding the possession of the carts can be found here - AVGN: Nintendo World Championships Outtakes.
That ebay auction looks rather sketchy. I'm not sure why someone would sell the cart to someone else who was just going to resell it anyway, especially something worth that much money. The terrible MSPaint job followed by the author calling it a "...MARKER SMUDGE..." is rather odd. Also odd is that the picture looks like a poorly cropped version of this - Original Picture.
Even more odd is that the original writer of the blog that took that picture doesn't write in all caps, but instead writes pretty legibly. Even double more odd is that the person that took that picture and wrote that blog did not win the cart originally; they bought it from someone else, meaning that guy sold it to someone who originally won it who then resold it to the guy on ebay. Even more more more more odd is that I took the picture linked above, cropped it, then stretched it to fit the resolution of the ebay auction, and it came out looking like this (posted below).