"Buy Buy, Baby" is a Friday feature that explores unique luxury goods and what makes them special. Check back every week for more items to put on your wish list.When video games for the original Nintendo Entertainment System refused to work, blowing the dust off the cartridge's contacts usually got it going. If that game is worth $17,500 nearly 20 years later, though, should your mouth go anywhere near it? "I did blow on it the first time I tried it, just to make sure it would work without any problems," says J.J. Hendricks, 28, the owner of Denver-based JJ Games who purchased a rare gold copy of Nintendo World Championships Gold for that amount last month. "You blow very carefully and make sure you don't spit."
|J.J. Hendricks paid $17,500 for a rare cartridge of the Nintendo World Championships Gold video game.|