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The First Annual Texas Video Game T-Shirt VINTAGE Replica!

The First Annual Texas Video Game T-Shirt VINTAGE Replica!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, now is your chance to own a piece of this legendary saga! This isn't just fabric; it's a tapestry woven with the historic dreams, skills, and ambitions of a generation of gamers. From April 15 through April 25, 1982, there was an amazing event proudly sponsored by 7-11 and Dr. Pepper—brands that have always been on the forefront of celebrating player achievements— and this vintage T-shirt encapsulates the thrill, the excitement, and the pioneering spirit of those 1982 Texas Video Game Championships.

So why settle for ordinary when you can wear a piece of history? Don the T-shirt that pays homage to an event where convenience stores became coliseums and where every high score was a step toward immortality!

Picture this: It's 1982, and Southland Corporation, the visionary conglomerate behind 7-11, sets the stage for a showdown of epic proportions! Envision walking into your neighborhood 7-11, not just for a Slurpee, but to be part of the ultimate gaming championship that would define a generation. With a far-sighted mission to elevate video game achievements, 7-11 became more than just a convenience store—it transformed into a battleground for gamers.

The stage was set around cult classics: Pac-Man, Tempest, and Defender—games so intricate, they separated casual players from legends. With 7-11's dedication to player achievement, every store became an arena where the high-scorers' names were etched not just on leaderboards, but in history.

But wait, the stakes got higher! Those who dominated their local 7-11 scene progressed to area and then regional battles. The grand finale? The State Tournament, held in Dallas, on an entire hotel floor transformed into a gamer’s paradise, filled with hundreds of free-to-play arcade games. Talk about revolutionary—Southland Corporation showcased a collection so massive, even the Dallas Cowboys, who graced the event, were outnumbered by arcade machines!

Let's not forget the remarkable sponsorship by Dr. Pepper, a brand synonymous with innovation and forward-thinking. Winners didn't just take home arcade cabinets; they became legends decked out in exclusive Dr. Pepper and game-specific merchandise! Billy Cain, the Defender champion, received not just any arcade machine but a brand-new Stargate machine shipped directly to his home! Alex Dubler, the 11-year-old Tempest prodigy, scored a full-sized Tempest arcade game and—wait for it—a crate of Dr. Pepper, underscoring Dr. Pepper’s unparalleled commitment to championing video game mastery.

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As part of the birth of competitive video game playing history, this replica ringer t-shirt is a must have for every collection. The contrasting neck and sleeve is stylish for every occasion. 

- Contrast color binding at neck and sleeves
- Stylish fitted sleeve
- Taped neck and shoulders for durability
- Regular fit

This product is made on demand. No minimums.

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
A) Length (cm) 71 74 76 79 81 84
B) Half Chest (cm) 46 51 56 61 66 71

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
A) Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33
B) Half Chest (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28

Care instructions

Wash Machine wash warm (max 40C or 105F), wash garment inside out with similar colors
Tumble Dry Low
Bleach Only non-chlorine
Dry Clean Do not dry clean
Iron Do not iron
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