Back in 1990 you needed skill, dedication, and maybe a little bit of luck to get your hands on a Nintendo World Championships trophy. Today, all you may need is some cold, hard cash.
An alleged 1990 Nintendo World Championships trophy has popped up on ebay for the Buy It Now price of $2,000 (or best offer). The trophy's placard identifies it as the one that went to the 11 & Under champion in the Atlanta competition, who was Jeremy Tomashek. The competitions that were held in cities across the United States determined the finalists who would go on to compete at Universal Studios Hollywood for a golden Mario trophy and a sleek, world-renowned, has-only-increased-in-value-today-we're-sure 1990 Geo Metro convertible, among other prizes.
The seller of the trophy claims he or she purchased it directly from Tomashek, who did not go on to win the full championship. It also appears attempts have been made to sell this trophy in the past. It has seen better days, with the seller admitting scuffs and scratches, but it's still a one-of-a-kind piece, if legit. You can imagine young Jeremy Tomashek hoisting this trophy over his head, feeling on top of the world after proving his Nintendo gaming cred.
How much would you pay for a piece of history such as this? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks to Gamesniped for digging through ebay and finding the trophy!