The Coolest Trapper Keeper Ever – Nintendo Power!

The Coolest Trapper Keeper Ever – Nintendo Power!

With the Retroist community’s well-documented love of the Trapper Keeper and the various pretenders to its scholarly throne, I thought I’d share the coolest (and most important) one I ever owned. It was 1989 or so and I think it was my aunt that gave me this for my birthday.

Not only did it have the awesome Nintendo Power branding, it also came with the TMNT issue and , more importantly, a one year subscription to the magazine (which was, to an 11-year old boy, the pinnacle of man’s achievement in the realm of the printed word). The notion that I’d be getting 12 issues of Nintendo Power sent to my door was almost too much to take. It was one of those times when the adults in your life just weren’t capable of understanding how happy they’d made you.

Needless to say I brought that bad boy to school come August and strutted around thinking I was the coolest guy in the world.

Did anyone else have this extra-rad binder?


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. I did not have it and now I hate you forever. Actually, I didn’t even know this existed. Was it from Mead?

  2. Carlos, sadly I did not have this binder. I am convinced that it was the lack of owning this binder and my silver Atari Jacket that kept me from being the cool kid in school, in fact I’m positive this is what held me back in my life. ;)

  3. I cry myself to sleep every night, knowing I will never be as rad as that kid.

  4. I had one of these. I got it from Electronics Boutique and it was cool but fell apart easily. I remember that stickers came with it and a pen (or was it a highlighter?).

  5. I bought 4 of these around that time when I had found them on clearance for $2.50 each on a bottom shelf at shopko. So I got 4 years of nintendo power for 10 bux. I felt like a genius for getting that deal. Do you have pics of the inside or what came inside? I would be interested in seeing them.

  6. I have one bidding on eBay right now.

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