One cartridge to rule them all!

There are some things money can’t buy. Even if you had cash paid into your bank account every time you blinked, there will always be something out there more valuable than silver and gold. Take Time for instance. Time is something that can be spent but not bought, and once it’s gone it’s gone forever. The present becomes the past and no matter what we do we cannot get it back, even if we had all the money in the world. However, though bygone times may be beyond our life earnings, pieces of them – like small slices of history – can be bought in their stead to help remember the good ol’ days.

The Super Rare Nintendo World Championship NES Cart (say that five times fast) is one example of this. Some of you may have heard about this game cartridge going up for auction a few weeks back. One of the supposed ninety gray NES carts – which were once prizes given away to the finalists of the Nintendo World Championship competition in 1990 – went up for auction on eBay and sold for a huge $17,500 USD. Sure it seems like a lot of money, but to own something this rare and unique some would say is worth the price. However, something even rarer recently rose from the past.

Alongside the ninety gray cartridges, twenty-six gold carts were produced for the Nintendo Power Magazine, and one of them appeared on eBay. If you thought that the original gray cartridge selling for what it did was big, you might want to take a seat for this next part. The 100% Authentic Ultra Rare Gold Nintendo World Championship NES cart (again, say that five times fast) went up for auction earlier this week and sold for a gargantuan $100,088 USD yesterday.

It just goes to show that some people will go to amazing lengths – and prices – to get their hands on irreplaceable mementos from yesteryear. Here's hoping the winning bidder actually pays up.

But what do you guys think? Do you think this little slice of history is worth the price? Let us know!

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