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The last of the ALAMOGORDO DIG cartridges on eBay


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Looks like they have started Round 4 of auctioning off the cartridges from the dig. They state about 150 games will be sold in this (possibly) final round. As the city is keeping up to 200 games for museums.

 

As of right now, they have 42 on eBay ranging from $25 to $400..........  http://www.ebay.com/usr/tbhs575

 

 

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Does anyone else have any interest in these?  Me personally, no thanks.  I doubt they work, and I just don't care enough about the dump story to want anything from there.  I guess I'm more of a "collect to be able to play and use it" kind of collector.  I'm just curious if anyone else shares my opinion, or would really like to have something from the dump find.

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Not a single E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in this picture. I suppose Asteroids, Defender, Yars' Revenge, Star Raiders, Phoenix, Vanguard, Centipede, and Berzerk are the worst games of all time?

Not in that picture I posted......but here you go........Atari_E.T._Dig-_Alamogordo,_New_Mexico_(

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Does anyone else have any interest in these?  Me personally, no thanks.  I doubt they work, and I just don't care enough about the dump story to want anything from there.  I guess I'm more of a "collect to be able to play and use it" kind of collector.  I'm just curious if anyone else shares my opinion, or would really like to have something from the dump find.

They are mainly a conversation piece.....most of them I've seen are crushed and would not play anyway.

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Just imagine if there were lost prototypes out there.

I doubt if any protos would be out there.....the dig is mainly warehouse extras.... prototype carts would have been at the Atari headquarters.

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Not a single E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in this picture. I suppose Asteroids, Defender, Yars' Revenge, Star Raiders, Phoenix, Vanguard, Centipede, and Berzerk are the worst games of all time?

 

Not in that picture I posted......but here you go........

 

The point I am making is that despite urban legend and popular belief there was a lot more buried in the desert than just E.T. cartridges.

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If you dig deep enough you'll find the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery. True fact.

 

;)

If that was out there, alot of Atari fans would be digging out there right now trying to find it!  ;)

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It baffles me the prices they are fetching.  But if someone wants it, its worth it. :)

At least they started auctions with one cart (or cart and box) at $25......they could have started alot higher than that. Some of them have sold for the minimum $25.

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only 800?? I thought it would have been more than that.....even after the copies that went to museums...........

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Friends, I'm seriously eyeing one of those combos...would make an awesome artifact at the arcade. :)

There's only 37 left on eBay .....at the moment.......better move fast

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FYI, some I looked at some of the game combos, and they are just the front covers of the game.

 

It may not matter to some buyers, but if I got a game from the dig, I want the actually game rom with it!

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only 2 items left (as of right now)........... see first post for link

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As cool as it would be I just couldn't do it! :(

I agree...............just checked, they are all gone!

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