NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS GREY CART - NWC Video Game
CGC : 6.5
SOLD ON: Monday, 03/13/2023 10:04 PM
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COMMENTS:A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION Grey Nintendo World Championship Cartridge; No. 0120, with a unique VIP sticker given to competitors, put on the cartridge by Nicholas after receiving it. Grey NES Cartridge was used during the 1990 Nintendo World Championships. The cartridge itself contains 3 games, Super Mario Bros, Word 1-1 & 1-2, Rad Racer, and Tetris, specially modified for the competition. Nicholas Membrez-Weiler Collection
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION Grey Nintendo World Championship Cartridge; No. 0120, with a unique VIP sticker given to competitors, put on the cartridge by Nicholas after receiving it. Grey NES Cartridge was used during the 1990 Nintendo World Championships. The cartridge itself contains 3 games, Super Mario Bros, Word 1-1 & 1-2, Rad Racer, and Tetris, specially modified for the competition. Nicholas Membrez-Weiler Collection
At seven years old, Nicholas Membrez-Weiler was the youngest finalist in the inaugural Nintendo World Championship. The tournament was divided into three separate age groups: 11-and-under, 12-to-17, and 18-and-over. Most of the items in the collection are unique to Nicholas and his family, including his parents, Chris “Grizz” Weiler and Michelle Membrez, who also entered the tournament.
Although he did not win the Nintendo World Championships, Nicholas Membrez-Weiler was a trailblazer for the early esports community. At only seven years old, he had competed on the national stage and bested hundreds of thousands of other children from across the country. The success that he and the other NWC finalists had was chronicled in newspapers, magazines, and television. That experience helped create the necessary desire and passion among gamers for esports to become a permanent fixture in American culture.
Given the significance of the 1990 Nintendo World Championship, memorabilia associated with this event is highly desirable. It represents the moment in which gaming finally broke through the glass ceiling, both as an artistic medium and a competitive platform. As such, news of this collection's sale has been reported by the Associated Press, Yahoo!, and other organizations. Click here to hear Vincent Zurzolo talk about the collection.
ID number goes up to #300, so far about #200+ grey cartridges have been found. With 90 given to competitors at the NWC finals and the rest being given to employees, we can expect that a number have broken down over time whether by use or damage to cartridges. One of the rarest and most sought-after games in video game history. This is one of the highest-graded copies of this game, and less than 30 have been graded across all grading companies. In 2022, a 6.0 sold for $70,000.
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