Saturday, February 22, 2014
Choujin Ultra Yakyuu Baseball Limited Edition and the Elusive Phone Cards
I wouldn`t normally bother buying a baseball game, but this one is of mild interest from a Famicom collector`s point of view. Note the little red circle there which says `Tereka tsuki Gentai Hin` - Limited Edition, comes with telephone card.
It seems the phone cards, which have the game`s cover art on them, are a prized collectible among both Famicom and phone card collectors, so over the years pretty much every CIB copy of this game (there seems to have been a few cases of them that survived as dead stock) has had the phone card removed. An almost CIB copy of this game goes for about 2-3$, but the phone cards go for more like 15-20$ each, so it is by far the most valuable part of the game.
I can`t really get too excited about owning a phone card, so I haven`t bothered picking one up. But if you are a purist, I suppose you would need one in order to truly have a CIB copy of this game.
Anyway, that is just another random, extremely minor piece of Famicom collecting trivia that I stumbled across recently and just thought I would put it out there!