Michael Thommason has a Guinness World Record for owning the planet’s largest video game collection. He’s now selling the entire stash at auction, and you can place your bid starting at $50,000. You know, if you really want to.
The lot boasts over 11,000 games, all of which are unique and not duplicates, and whoever successfully wins the auction will also claim the Guinness record and be crowned new owner of the world’s biggest game collection. The current bid is $50,000.
Thommason explained how his collection began on the auction page, saying, “I operated seven independent gaming stores during the nineties and have worked for another chain for the last decade. I also operated Good Deal Games online since 1998, having thousands of games cross my path.
“Whenever I purchased a game that did not directly come from the distributor I was able to look through all our inventory and pick out the nicest copy of a game, including grabbing the nicest box and manual. As a result, the games in my collection are mostly PRISTINE – you WILL be pleased!”
The collection boasts complete sets for many retro and newer formats, and many of the games are still shrink-wrapped and unplayed.
But why offload such a prestigious collection?
“I simply have an immediate family and extended family that have needs that need to be addressed,” Thommason wrote. “While I do not wish to part with these games, I have responsibilities that I have made to others and this action is how I will help meet them. No worries, I’ve sold my collection many times in the past and still managed to capture Guinness’ attention, and it is entirely possible that I may again.”
Would you bid over $50,000 for the lot?