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Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

A rare factory sealed 1987 Nintendo NES "Stadium Events" video game is being put up for bid on eBay for a whopping $99,600.00. It currently has 80 bids. Read on to learn more about this rare and expensive video game from Nintendo.

According to the eBay page where the rare "Stadium Events" video game ad is on, it is brand new, which means it has never been opened or removed from the manufacturer's sealing and is still in its original shrink wrap, if applicable. The bid for the factory sealed 1987 Nintendo NES "Stadium Events" video game is up until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. The eBay seller goes by the name menaceone, who has been a member of eBay since March 12, 1999.

eBay seller menaceone also mentioned in the description area of the ad that the "Stadium Events" video game was one of the few copies of the game to be sent to the Video Game Authority, or "VGA" in Roswell, Georgia. It was graded, verified and authenticated there. The game was also cleaned and sealed in a professional quality acrylic case.

Metro reports that at one point, the bid for "Stadium Events" even reached $100,099.99, or £66,335.32 on eBay. eBay also posted about it on Twitter last Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015.

"Bids for the rarest original #NES game started at $5k. It's now at over $100k," eBay tweeted on its official Twitter account.

Meanwhile, CNN reports that "Stadium Events" (Nintendo Entertainment System)
has a price range of $13,000 to $41,300 and the box alone costs about $10,000. A woman from North Carolina put it up on eBay and it reached up to $13,105 in bids. As for a man in Kansas, he also put up a factory-sealed copy of "Stadium Events" on eBay and sold it for $41,300.

"Stadium Events" is a sports simulation/exergaming video game that has both single-player and multiplayer modes. It came with a "Family Fun Fitness" mat. It was developed by Bandai Co., Ltd. and published by Bandai America, Inc. It was part of the "Family Trainer - Series 2" for the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES. It was released in Japan on Dec. 23, 1986. In September 1987, it was released in North America. And, in 1988, it was released in Europe.

According to CNN, "Stadium Events" was re-released as "World Class Track Meet" and the "Power Pad" controller. With the introduction of the "Word Class Track Meet," "Stadium Events" was pulled out by Nintendo and destroyed so as not to confuse consumers. However, about 200 carts had already been sold and only 10-20 copies of the game now exist. That's why "Stadium Events" is a rare collectible and is very expensive.

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