The grand prize for the Nintendo 1990 video-game competition is on the ever-ubiquitous eBay from one of the winners of the Los Angeles finals (Different finals took place in 30 different cities). For the super extra low starting bid of $11,990.90, you can take home his semifinalist hat, special game cartridge that contained a six-minute medley of the three games in the tournament, and a special NES controller with the Nintendo World Championship logo....Wow. Now thats what I call a once-in-a-lifetime deal. This is exactly what I've been saving money my entire life just to buy.

It’s a neat look back at the world of Nintendo from nearly 20 years ago,  and although I was only 1 year old at the time, I imagine it must have been something really amazing. Oh how so much can change in so little time. High Scores are almost never relevant to an in-your-face victory, but Nintendo’s appeal and household name status has climbed to all new peaks. Still, if you do throw down some cash on this, it would make you, by any means and standards, the truest, if not the dumbest, hardcore gamer out there.