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January 11th, 2012 | Auctions, EarthBound, Images

I noticed a copy of EarthBound that hit eBay just a few hours ago and couldn’t help but post about it:

Look at that poor EarthBound cart 🙁 Adopt it from eBay here and give it a more loving home.

Might need some major face surgery though.


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30 Comments to Save This EarthBound Cart

FlyingManCourage said on Jan. 11, 2012

OH. MY. GAWD. It’s $60. If that doesn’t just take the cake of all things ridiculous.

I certainly hope someone with some serious disposable income can grab this poor little guy and somehow make another shirt for him. He’s half-naked, scared, lonely, and we already know he STINKS.

Anonymous said on Jan. 11, 2012

Just buy a new label… 🙁

Angi said on Jan. 11, 2012

Awwwww…poor Earthbound cart! *hugs*

Leeaux said on Jan. 11, 2012

Those jackals.

Serafym said on Jan. 11, 2012

I would definitely make sure it’s vaccinated first, that thing looks scary! And I’ll second FlyingMan’s comment, $60 for a cart that looks like someone tried to ride it down the street, I don’t think so.

GameTaker said on Jan. 11, 2012

If they would ship to Germany I would give it a new home =(

Adam said on Jan. 11, 2012

1 bid. At least it will be going to a home that will appreciate him. 🙂 This is weird. I’m getting all fuzzy over a SNES cart.

Pepper said on Jan. 11, 2012

Oh no, this is like those Sarah Maclachlan animal shelter commercials! I seriously want to buy it now.

Robert said on Jan. 11, 2012

I cried a little on the inside when I saw it.
I don’t think it needed a $60 start though…if its in this condition maybe half that as a starting point.

neonix said on Jan. 11, 2012

I remember when pristine Earthbound carts sold for $50…


man said on Jan. 12, 2012

A cartridge is not just for Christmas.

Kasumi said on Jan. 12, 2012

Yeah, I’m really glad I bought mine when it was $50. This is insane.

mrstap said on Jan. 12, 2012

Hey Mato, I just bid 100 bucks on this. I’m desperate for an Earthbound cart, and if I can get this one for 50 bucks cheaper, then thats awesome. Thanks for the tip!

Anyone have any suggestions for repairing, should I win? I could print a label on the computer, but I’d like it to look as good as possible.

Carl said on Jan. 12, 2012

If I had a game that was in that condition, I’d probably just remove the label entirely and give the cartridge a good cleaning.

Robo85 said on Jan. 12, 2012

I always did wonder how things like this happen to game carts, poor ol’ EarthBound 🙁

Dialga Thunderstar said on Jan. 12, 2012


Cre'lus said on Jan. 13, 2012

who would DO such a thing?

mrstaplez said on Jan. 14, 2012

I won it! I’ll give it a facelift after it gets here, and send an email in with the happy result =) Maybe i’ll throw a pic in a forum topic here too, if anyone wants to see it.

Mato said on Jan. 15, 2012

Dang, even this beat up cart went for $117. I bet all the other SNES games are jealous 😛

FlyingManCourage said on Jan. 15, 2012

MrStaplez, PLEASE DO! I think we all want to see this poor little guy cleaned up and looking good. “Every gamer’s crazy about a sharp-dressed cart.”

LOL Mato. E.V.O. might not be too jelly.

Youkai said on Jan. 16, 2012

That’s why I keep my EarthBound cartridge right next to my monitor, so that I may keep my eyes on it at all times.

PK Rockin said on Jan. 17, 2012

I already have an EarthBound cartridge. I don’t need another one. Also, I like my games to be in a better condition that that copy of EarthBound.

Anonymous said on Jan. 17, 2012

If i had tried to sell that cart, I would give it a face lift to make it look buyable first.

GiegueFanboy said on Feb. 9, 2012


Manimanistatue III said on Feb. 24, 2012

I’m glad I got both of my copies for free… and I’m selling one. Already sold for $99. sorry guys. But seriously. Both my copies are about 12 years old and They both look almost new. I kept them safely stored and I never abused them.

Hawk EB said on Apr. 22, 2012

I wood buy this cart if i had not been off the web. Poor guy 0_0

Ness is the best said on Aug. 12, 2012

I’d give it a shirt, and some other stuff before I play it.

Earthboundian said on Nov. 12, 2012

the person who beat it up must have been a chrono trigger fan

EB912 said on Nov. 20, 2012


SuperNess said on Jan. 15, 2013

But, Seriously. Mint condition or not. Why are Earthbound carts so expensive?


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