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The $100k hunt for the original Contra cover art

Recently we reported on the passing of Bob Wakelin, an artist who worked on multiple covers for NES games. Among his most famous work is the cover for Contra, which you can see above. The passing of Wakelin has only made interest in his work grow, and now there's a very serious hunt to find the original art Wakelin created for Contra.

Usually cover art starts as a painting. That painting is then taken and turned into multiple copies for the game's cover. This is what a collector is looking for, the original Contra cover art painting. The collector is willing to offer $100k to anyone who can find this art for him.

Think you have what it takes to hunt down Wakelin's art? Good luck to anyone who gives it a shot. You could come away from this situation a very rich person!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: nes, konami, contra

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That's insane. In my honest opinion, that is definitely not worth 100 000 dollars...

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