Would you Pay $1000 For an Old Video Game T-Shirt?
If you already can answer the question in the title, you’re probably with the rest of the 99.9% of readers. However, there’s the 0.1% who would pay $1000 for an old video game t-shirt.
The question is why?
Well… if you take a closer look at the picture above, you’ll notice that on the shirt it says “Nintendo Campus Challenge”. So already we can understand that this was some sort of event of some time. A challenge to say the least.
Luckily for you all I know what this challenege was so let me explain.
Like the famous Nintendo World Championship Tournament back in the early 90’s, this event also took place back then. The “Nintendo Campus Challenge” wasn’t as big, however, it take take place across 60 campus’ across the US. Here’s a snap shot of what wikipedia says:
“The Nintendo Campus Challenge 1991 was held at 58 college campuses and spring break locations. The event consisted of three stages. The main stage had the competition on 12 different game stations. The second stage was Nintendo Entertainment System systems with various games while the third stage had Game Boy systems. Attendees at the events could play as many times as they wanted and the highest score at the end of the day was announced the winner.
The winner from each location was flown to Disney World in Orlando, Florida over New Year‘s weekend in January 1992. All the competitors played in the first round followed by a second round with the six highest scoring players only. The final round was a head-to-head match between Steven Lucas and Matt Sekelsky. Steven Lucas won with a score of 2,394,130.“
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So the event was still rare even though it took place after the 1990 World Championships. Now I can’t remember if an actual Nintendo Campus Challenge Cart has ever appeared on eBay. I know the NWC carts appear from time to time and fetch around $10k.
Nintendo Campus Challenge Shirt
Anyhow, up for auction is an actual Nintendo Campus Challenge shirt has appeared on eBay. But we’re not entirely sure it’s original, and what it’s purpose was. There were shirts given out for promotional purposes, and then t-shirts given out for contestents. I’m not sure which one this shirt falls under and I’m sure there are more experts in the field out there that can chime in. The seller is asking $1000 for the shirt. Like you I am thinking the same thing, “who on earth would spend that much for an old video game shirt”. There’s no documents to back the shirts authenticity of some sort, and for it to be a regulat t-shirt seems to be overpriced.
Again, sellers can ask what they want on eBay, but for some reason I think this price is a little over exaggerated.
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