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VintageComputerman
November 11th, 2012, 09:16 PM
The title says it all. The game was released in 1983 and this particular item was not discovered until 2007. Only two are known to exist. Makes collecting vintage computers and game systems exciting!!!

Sold for $13,877.78



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Sea-Crossing-Atari-2600-1983-Steve-Stax-Ultra-Rare-Holy-Grail-Of-Video-Games-/320978189140?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item4abbca7b54&nma=true&si=XYEW913lxk8L%2FHCKmq25fYHmCc8%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Plasma
November 11th, 2012, 09:37 PM
How was it "not discovered until 2007"? Obviously the guy selling it at his garage sale in 2007 knew that he owned it for years before that...

Ole Juul
November 11th, 2012, 09:54 PM
How was it "not discovered until 2007"? Obviously the guy selling it at his garage sale in 2007 knew that he owned it for years before that...
Why would he know? Likely it was there in a box of old toys from his kid years ago, or it was in a box from the neighbour. Also, if you have a lot of stuff like me, you might not even unpack some boxes for 30 years, and may not know where they all came from. Different lifestyles . . . :)

Plasma
November 11th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Regardless, somebody knew about it before then...it didn't materialize in 2007 :P

billdeg
November 14th, 2012, 11:41 AM
OK, but $13,877 for a 2600 cart. What planet am I on here?

commodorejohn
November 14th, 2012, 11:51 AM
OK, but $13,877 for a 2600 cart. What planet am I on here?
The planet where somehow or other rarity has become the one and only determining factor of value...:-|

Ole Juul
November 14th, 2012, 12:19 PM
The planet where somehow or other rarity has become the one and only determining factor of value...:-|

But only rarity of extremely popular and well known things. Not just rarity, because one wants to brag to as many people as possible. I have lots of rare but unpopular stuff, so there is no point in talking to anybody about it - so no bragging points. :(

lucasdaytona
November 15th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Would be nice if the buyer dumped ths ROM in this cart, I know about the copyright troubles, but for historical purposes, if this cart have high value, then a backup would be nice.

billdeg
November 15th, 2012, 05:24 PM
I have been somewhat recently to a "Too Many Games" convention, where they buy and sell vintage gaming stuff. They are pretty big in the Philadelphia area. There were a lot of people trading carts for the 2600 amongst everything else, it's a very big deal to this dedicated group. While waiting to get in I was talking to a guy who brought some of his marquis 2600 carts to display and he was going on and on about it. I can see how there could be the "Apple I of the Atari 2600 world" if there were a lot of fanatical collectors like the guy I met in line. I just don't get it myself, but a community that supports itself is a great thing, and it's not my place given my/our hobby to say anything about it, eh? With this added disclaimer, still think it's a hefty fee to pay for a game cart. I ask myself what vintage computer I would be willing to pay $14,000 for...or baseball card, or even VW Bug...not too many that I could turn around and resell for about that same amount within a month. So more power to the guy who bought it, he probably knows what he's doing, and may end up making a profit when he sells someday. There may be a business factor that I am not aware of.

Billl

NeXT
November 17th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Wow, that's like, my entire salary last year that went into the winning bid...