I always loved video games as a kid. I first had a Atari 2600 then a friend of mine brought over his NES one day for a sleep-over. I had to get one so I used up the little savings account I had and got one soon after.
My dad borrowed Metriod from a guy at work and him and I played it through. Other favorites I had as a kid were, Zelda, Kid Icarus, Contra and Rad Racer.
I did have a SNES in high school but I didn't play it much and when N64 was released, I was too busy as a freshman in college to think about Nintendo.
In 2007 I was rebuilding/ restoring classic motorcycles. To help me fund the motorcycle hobby, I started buying selling video game systems off Craigslist and garage sales. It was during this time when I found the gem below for $25.
I was so excited and felt like I did at Chistmas as a kid. I decided to keep it and thus became a Nintendo collector.
Once my son was born a few months later, the motorcycle thing was hard to find time to do. So Nintendo collecting became my collecting focus.
Collecting goals: I would like to have a complete NES set and Gamecube set. There's a few other small things but just Nintendo, no desire for Playstation Xbox Atari ect:
One thing I'm most proud of is though I have a large collection, most of the funding of it has not come from the household budget. I still buy locally and sell on eBay for large profit.
Neatest thing in my collection, below is a display I made to commemorate the time I made it into Nintendo Power with a high score.
Note the location. I'm justified in being a Patriots fan ;) Matt Cassel will shock the football world!