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$5000 cash in a NES game

Aug 30, 2012 at 1:32:31 PM
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Why are you buying a bunch of golf carts on ebay? hehe. Even if you do figure it out, I would suggest NOT posting the auction link here or anywhere else for that matter.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 1:33:33 PM
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Here's the story:

Back in 1985, Marty Johnson was a little big shot at the drug game. He stashed his profit in his Nintendo collection. $5,000 USD in each one of the original 18 NES releases. His appartment in Cleveland, OH got raided by a cooperation of local and federal law forces. They only found part of his drug money because they never thought to check his NES collection. These games are said to still be around, even though no one can know for sure if not most them got destroyed at some point within the last 25 years.

Based on a true story. Awesome find! Should motivate everyone to open their carts. Some get dollars, others get cockroaches.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 1:36:36 PM
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Originally posted by: DMG

Here's the story:

Back in 1985, Marty Johnson was a little big shot at the drug game. He stashed his profit in his Nintendo collection. $5,000 USD in each one of the original 18 NES releases. His appartment in Cleveland, OH got raided by a cooperation of local and federal law forces. They only found part of his drug money because they never thought to check his NES collection. These games are said to still be around, even though no one can know for sure if not most them got destroyed at some point within the last 25 years.

Based on a true story. Awesome find! Should motivate everyone to open their carts. Some get dollars, others get cockroaches.


Or those annoyng little grey broken bits that rattle around inside the carts making them sound like a poor mans maraca!


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Aug 30, 2012 at 1:37:15 PM
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If anybody finds a Faxanadu cart with 2 joints inside, let me know. Been looking for it for about 16 years.

Aug 30, 2012 at 1:38:02 PM
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......... knock all the expensive nes titles out of the way before you spend that money lol but that is awesome

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Aug 30, 2012 at 1:52:43 PM
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Kinda makes me wonder about the games I have... There are a few games I have that weigh about twice as much as the others. I think I may just have to open them today! Crossing my Fingers!!!

Aug 30, 2012 at 1:55:47 PM
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Originally posted by: Shinju

Looks like drug stash money to me, lets be honest here, who would ever check a NES cart for cash? A friend of mines father was the local DEA officer and he would tell us all kinds of ways people would stash money in toys, VHS tapes, gutted 8track carts ect ect.


Pretty awesome find if in fact this is true, go put that in the bank and sit on it awhile!
Which is why I would be scared shitless to have this.

Hey, I just discovered $5,000 in drug money! Lets go spend it on video games! Pissed off drug dealers? Meh. Who cares!



Aug 30, 2012 at 1:56:29 PM
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Nice score... imagine how pissed the original owner was when he couldn't find that cart. People hide cash in the most interesting places.

Aug 30, 2012 at 1:58:31 PM
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I'm going to go buy 10 NES Golf carts right now!

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:01:16 PM
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Wow, amazing find. The bills are all from 1985 or earlier? That makes me think it's less likely to be drug money and more likely to be some old dude's 'bury my life savings in the backyard' mentality. Old dude dies or his kids sell the game because they don't know, and 27 years later it pops up here.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:05:16 PM
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I dont know what to say............good lord i guess...your collection is going to be alot easier to fund now.

Aug 30, 2012 at 2:06:21 PM
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What! Thats just insane, reinforces your username. WOW.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:07:43 PM
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Crazy find. I'm only slightly jealous, I mean, you have Golf, of all games

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:09:14 PM
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Call me sceptipal. And I only count about 35. ?) Congrats!

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:10:47 PM
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GET OUTTA HERE!!! wowwwwwww...!! nice man!

I first interpreted the thread as you maybe spending $5,000 on an NES game (Stadium Events, NWC, etc). Wow, congrats

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Edited: 08/30/2012 at 02:14 PM by NESMASTER14

Aug 30, 2012 at 2:17:34 PM
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and if you see by the sticker residue this cart has been probably resold a couple of times, say FUNCO or Gamestop

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Aug 30, 2012 at 2:25:16 PM
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Holy shit. That's like finding a Panesian CIB set for $1, congrats!

Originally posted by: nes_pimp

Gloryhole

Still makes me giggle every time I read that.


Edited: 08/30/2012 at 02:31 PM by ihavethatpma

Aug 30, 2012 at 3:00:04 PM
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That's a friggin unreal find right there!!

Do yourself a favor if you still have the bills and check the serial numbers for low printing numbers or star notes. If you have a few of them they may be worth a bit more than the face value of the bill. Even more bang for your literal buck.

Aug 30, 2012 at 3:01:27 PM
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Ill give you $2 for that $5000, double your investment.

Aug 30, 2012 at 3:17:22 PM
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Best find ever.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 3:20:28 PM
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Agreed best find of all time....

Aug 30, 2012 at 3:26:00 PM
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This deserves a write up on Reddit, or something along those lines.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 3:27:45 PM
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Maybe article in the ezine

Aug 30, 2012 at 3:31:44 PM
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Hands down the best find ever, it's like finding a sealed myriad inside a Action set box! Congrats man.

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Aug 30, 2012 at 3:33:04 PM
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Originally posted by: TheFrisbee

This deserves a write up on Reddit, or something along those lines.

So how many knuckleheads do you think are going to start smashing carts open hoping to duplicate this?  I can just see it now...


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