In addition to the pristine SFC, I picked up an sd2snes after doing a lot of research and although it's the most expensive flash cart out there, it does nearly everything I'd want. The developer has painstakingly recreated almost all of the enhancement chips that were on the SNES cartridges with the exception of the SA-1 and GSU-1,2 (SuperFX). These are still in development with no real date as to when he will release them... here's hoping sooner than later.
So the sd2snes can play nearly every Super Nintendo game as well as any translation hacks & home brew. This allowed me to recreate my mid to late 90s collection without breaking the bank. In addition to the sd2snes I ended up getting a Super GameBoy (new in box) for $20. I rocked Metroid 2 for a few hours last night before I forced myself to stop.
So with purchasing a near mint SFC, sd2snes, and Super GameBoy I've been able to complete this hobby and jump into some amazing video games from yesteryear as well as play some new (to me) Japanese exclusive games newly translated.
Super Famicom - eBay
sd2snes - Where to buy