eBay seller Psmuseum is doing a noble deed by listing rare PlayStation items and donating 100% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. He’s at it again with the listing of a signed PlayStation Anniversary console signed by the original SCEA Executive Launch Team.
This is an impressive auction. To get the former President of SCEA, and VP/DB of Marketing and Operations is not an easy task. I’m pretty curious on how these signings were made possible; did the seller already have connections or did he have to go through a long road to contact the developers? I am still dumbfounded with the other Twisted Metal auction that had the signings of all the original developers of the game. Nonetheless, I’ll let the seller sum up the significance of these signings:
“SCEA did what few people in the industry thought they could, that is beat Sega and Nintendo in the North American video game market. Arguably much of SCEA’s success came not only from a superior hardware console but also by implementing a creative and disruptive marketing plan to blow the competition away. Although Steve Race resigned from SCEA before launch day, he is the visionary credited with bringing together brilliant minds from the industry and helped form SCEA into a successful and thriving company.”
This is the sole reason that the signings on the PS console is so significant since the launch team had so much to do with the success of the PlayStation. If we went back in time to the beginning implementation stages of the system, and you told me that you had a vision of beating Sega and Nintendo in the N.American game market I’d honestly think you’re crazy!
This is truly a one-of-a-kind item. The console has a manufacture date of September 1995 to commemorate PlayStation’s 15th Anniversary, and the model code is SCPH-1001. The console comes equipped with everything you need to play….but common now, are you really going to hook-up this signed console to play? I mean you could, but the idea of having a glass display with this PlaySation seems better for me :). Anyways, the signatures that will be on the console are: Steve Race(former SCEA President), Chip Herman(VP SCEA Marketing), Stretch Anderson(VP SCEA Operations), and Camilla Bravo (DB SCEA MArketing).
This is truly something special folks, and you can see this Autograph PlayStation Signed Anniversary Console on eBay.
Here’s another interesting auction showing an unusual artwork which is supposedly for a Sega game. I told you guys I would keep track of what eBay seller vigiljeff is listing since it’s always something unique or rare. However, the listing found today is a mystery. Now I’ve been searching for awhile but couldn’t put my finger on it. I’ll be honest and say I have no idea where the art work comes from.
The story behind this is that the seller(Jeff) received this scroll from Japanese artists that traveled to Redwood City(Sega’s headquarter) on a business trip. The seller was working for Sega at the time, and anytime the Japanese artists needed something Jeff would receive an email from the department and carry out their requests(since there was a language barrier). During their stay, the artists drew these characters on the scroll on their spare time. In the end, while Jeff was escorting the artists to the airport, one of the artists took the scroll out of the bag and gave it to him.
I have no idea where they could be from. The characters are probably not even from a game and were just random pictures. Or, they could be from a game that was only released in Japan. One will not know, but the only games that come to mind are Shinobi and Ninja Gaiden, both which do not resemble the characters on the scroll. I was able to figure out past auctions that were questionable, but this one is a mystery to me.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, you can find the Sega Scroll Artwork on eBay. Maybe someone can comment on this and let me know where it could be from?
Thanks for reading!