This is widely considered one of the true grails of the NES era and to find one in mint unused condition like this is a collector's dream. The box is in absolutely gorgeous condition.
For those who don't know, VGA (Video Game Authority) is a well-respected authenticator and grader of factory sealed video games. A grade of 85 is an excellent grade and represents a near-mint specimen - a SILVER LEVEL grade. The VGA Silver level consists of the grades 85, 80+, 80, 75+ and 75. Items which receive grades within this level range from having small flaws to having relatively significant flaws. Silver level grades represent a much larger range of condition than Gold level grades.The highest grade within this level, an 85, could most often be described as being near case fresh, with the lowest grade within this level, a 75, being somewhat shelf worn but still relatively nice. As a general rule, an item which receives the grade of 85 is a fantastic display piece and can often be right on the edge of Gold level condition. An item which receives the grade of 80 represents a nice example with minor to moderate flaws apparent upon close inspection. The lowest Silver level grade is a 75 which represents an item with significant flaws which are much more evident than flaws visible on items which receive higher Silver level grades.
An item which receives the grade of 75 will most often have significant wear, a fairly significant tear in the shrink-wrap, or other moderate to significant wear, but should be free of major flaws which would immediately draw the eye to them at first glance. For most high grade collectors, an 85 will be satisfactory. For most discriminating collectors, an 80 will be satisfactory. A 75 will most often be satisfactory to those who are not overly concerned with stresses, shrink-wrap tears, and other flaws which do not likely jump out at first glance like the flaws displayed by Bronze level items.
If you have never before owned a VGA game they are true museum pieces. If you want the ultimate way to own a certain sealed game and be certain it is a legitimate factory sealed item, you cannot go wrong with high-graded VGA games! I will be auctioning off many of my VGA pieces this week, all of which are fantastic, rare games with high grades.
If you are a collector please keep an eye on my auctions! As I mentioned above, PLEASE send me a message if you have any questions at all.
Check out my other items. The item "Nintendo NES Deluxe Set Console withR. & Zapper NEW SEALED MINT VGA 85, RARE" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Video Games & Consoles\Video Game Consoles". The seller is "rarebucky" and is located in Arlington, Virginia.This item can be shipped worldwide.