In 1998, young British Liam Clusdale received a beautiful birthday present, a Silver Leopard Print Nintendo 64 game controller.
14-year-old Clusdale loved his crazy-looking controller and used it diligently before it came time to pack the N64 and controllers into a box and put the box in the attic of the house.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the birthday present once again brought joy to Clusdale.
That leopard-patterned Nintendo controller was as rare as anything else. This was Foxdata’s exclusive controller, produced by the company in a very limited run of four different designs, possibly only 800 in total. Clusdale’s leopard-spotted steering wheel was made in perhaps a negligible 200 pieces.
Clousdale decided to put the rare controller up for auction.
“A friend of mine saw that a Foxdata controller was sold for a good amount and remembered that I had a similar one. They asked me about it, so I took out my old controller from the box in the attic, where it was neatly kept. then I was contacted [huutokauppayhtiö] As for Hansons, I found an article about a previous controller auctioned through them. I was very surprised at how valuable this could potentially be. “I would be happy to sell it to a good retro collector,” Clousdale said.
Even if it is a controller that is in the hands of a child and thus used quite a bit, according to Hanson, a Foxdata controller owned by Closdale can cost 700-1000 pounds or about 800-1150 euros.
Hansons will auction the controller on October 17.