Can I Borrow $550,000?

So, um, this guy is selling his 30 year video game collection on eBay with a starting bid of $550,000. There’s literally 500+ photos on his selling page, so check it out if you want to cause yourself misery and pity. Or, you could check it out if you just want to know what I’m going to be jacking it to every night from now on. Your call.

But damn. I claim to be a collector myself, but homeboy here takes the CAKE. In fact, I don’t even know if I would WANT all of that stuff. (Who am I kidding?) But there has to come a point when you think to yourself, “Okay. I’ve spent 30 years of my life collecting this stuff and for WHAT purpose? What is this going to do for me besides possibly make me, um, $550,000?” …Come to think of it, that’s a pretty decent payback. Then again I don’t even want to know how much he’s spent in the past 30 years on gaming paraphernalia. Hell, I don’t even want to know what I’ve spent on gaming paraphernalia and I own a smidgen of a fraction of what he does. (According to his page there’s over 6,800 games, and 330+ consoles, not to mention the random action figures, replicas, etc.)

I can’t help but wonder if the Videogame History Museum will get in on this. If this collection can’t thrive in my woman cave, the next place I’d love to see it would be there — they frequent conventions and whatnot and allow freaks like myself to oogle, drool and fap over the retro goodness.

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