We had a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity last week to tour the largest known personal game, hobby and toy collection in the world, which is currently located in Wilmington, NC.
The whole thing came about after reading an article regarding the owner of Cape Fear Games who won the rights to consign this incredible collection from the estate of Microsoft VP, Darryl Rubin, who passed in 2016.
Although Mr. Rubin was a huge fan of board games, toys, and model figures, he also acquired quite the selection of video games throughout the years. From SNES to PlayStation 1 to Dreamcast, this gentleman definitely had a great eye for quality titles.
Of course, being avid collectors, we had to see this spectacular accumulation of items for ourselves. The great news is that we’re not just here to tell you about the tour, but to show it to you as well.
Here’s a close-up look at this rare and extraordinary collection, estimated in worth at over 1 million dollars.
Card, Board, & Tabletop Games
If you’d like to take a tour of this remarkable collection, you can do so by e-mailing a request to [email protected].
Here are a few of the details you’ll need to know:
– 2-hour tour
– New & used games for sale (ranging from a few dollars to $500 or more)
– Used items have been tested
– Market value pricing
– Prices mostly non-negotiable
– Look, don’t touch (except when allowed)
– $20 paid upfront for the tour
– ID requirement
– Must sign an agreement to abide by tour rules
– No purses, bags, etc. allowed
The $20 paid upfront will go toward any purchase(s) made. If you don’t buy anything, it will be kept as a fee for viewing the collection.
If you’re serious about finding a rare item for yourself, we do suggest scheduling a tour as soon as you can. Those in charge give on average, 2 tours a day and, believe us when we say, the good stuff will get gone very quickly.
Unable to take the tour in Wilmington? Check out several of the items available for purchase on the Cape Fear Games website.
Thanks to Connor, Phil and everyone else who was a part of our tour last week. We greatly appreciate your time and admire the care and attention you’re giving to this extraordinary collection.