Back To the Future tape auctions for record-breaking price!

Dallas, Texas - A near-mint, sealed VHS copy of the 1986 classic movie Back To the Future recently broke records as it went to auction.

A near-mint, sealed VHS copy of the film Back To the Future sold for a record-breaking amount at a recent auction.
A near-mint, sealed VHS copy of the film Back To the Future sold for a record-breaking amount at a recent auction.  © Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP

The tape was originally owned by none other than Tom Wilson, the actor that plays Biff Tannen in each of the franchise's three films.

In a special touch, Wilson included a signature and a note for the tape's recipient.

"This is a VHS tape of the first release of Back to the Future, sent to me by the studio at the time," the note reads.

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"Since I knew that the VHS platform would be around forever, I saved it for later, and now I can’t find a VCR," he jokes. "Oh well. Enjoy!"

Wilson originally posted his collection for sale on eBay, but took it down after getting an overwhelming amount of responses. He reached out to Heritage Auction of Texas to get a bit of help.

The rare item was then sold to a New York-based collector for a whopping $75,000.

The auction platform said the sale marks "the highest price ever paid at auction for a sealed, graded VHS tape."

Wilson also managed to sell a copy of the second film for $16,250, and the third for $13,750.

Maybe it's time to go through those old bins of tapes you have in storage!

Cover photo: Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP

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