Alright ladies and gentlemen. We got a pretty historic piece up on ebay now. If you’re a true game then you know what NWC stands for. Adding the year 1990 should be a dead giveaway.
Yes… NWC stands for Nintendo World Championships.
No, I’m not talking about the one from 2015. I’m talking about the ORIGINAL event. The one from 1990.
So here’s the thing. I always stumble upon some pretty cool stuff on ebay that is either from the actual 1990 event or somehow references it. Well today I stumbled upon a FREAKING EMPLOYEE NWC JUMPSUIT!
Sorry for the caps :).
Now I know all you retro gamers have your jaws dropped to the ground. But for all you new gamers who are not turned on by this piece, let’s just say that this jumpsuit is from a magical time unlike no other. A time where spirits roamed free, people dressed in weird clothing and didn’t care what you thought. A time where Saturday morning cartoons was an event in itself and where your local movie rental store would make a big deal when a new video game came out.
I’m talking about a scared period in time here. Well this “jump suit” is from that freaking time man! The jump suit represents innocence, fun, excitement, and something more than you or I can comprehend. That jump suit was worn at the coolest video game event in history. Who knows, perhaps the jumpsuit is filled with hidden secrets. Perhaps there’s still that ketchup and mustard stain that the employee forgot to clean off during break time at the NWC event. Maybe the fog smoke that blasted onto the gaming stage still roams in the fabric of this jumpsuit. No one except the seller will know.
And speaking about the seller, he too is a mysterious figure. Not revealing much is his description which states:
“1990 Nintendo World Championships NWC NES Event Employee Jumpsuit! Used by an employee for the actual 1990 Nintendo World Championships! These are rarer than the 1990 NWC carts themselves! Original and not a replica. Free shipping in the USA!”
I wanted to get more from the seller. Perhaps there’s a crazy story he didn’t feel like mentioning about this jumpsuit. Is he the original owner? Is there anything else he could add to this jumpsuit to make it more bada** than it is? (ex: photos? letter? ANYTHING??). And again, to my disappointment, the seller doesn’t seem to want to disclose anything after reaching out to him through ebay. All he wrote back was this:
“It is authentic. I am am xxxx on forums. I picked it up from a gentleman who passed many years ago.”
Yes, vague and not very refreshing, especially for a $35,000 item! But nonetheless, it’s still a pretty cool piece. Although I can’t confirm 100% if this item is authentic (we never make claims on this site unless we have 100% proof), it’s still a neat item to have in your watch list. Will someone buy this jumpsuit? Will anyone DARE submit an offer?
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