Family unearths rare Atari game from storage, it could sell for $30,000

An original cartridge for Air Raid, a shoot-em-up from Men-A-Vision published for the Atari 2600 in 1982 and considered the console's rarest title, surfaced on video game auction site GameGavel earlier this week, skyrocketing to a high bid of nearly $18,000 in less than a day.

Neonridr3995d ago

That's awesome, I could just imagine the excitement when he found the box. You could see his hands were shaking when he was trying to put the tray back into the box.

guitarded773995d ago

Yeah, it's like winning the lotto. I wish I had kept all of my games and boxes from years past... I seemed to just move on each generation, keeping my consoles and just the games I loved. Now that you can download almost anything, and HD remakes are around, I have a few boxes of games and consoles in storage just sitting. But selling most of my NES and SNES and Master System, Genesis and TG16 collection back in the day is what I kick myself in the ass for. I think I still have everything from N64 onward, and a select group of Atari 2600 and NES games.

Cam9773995d ago

I have stopped selling old games altogether. It just isn't worth it.

Swiggins3995d ago

Wow, what a find, I think the rarest game I have is the gold cart version of Ocarina of Time. lol

That and my Limited Edition of MGS3: Subsistance.

DivineAssault 3995d ago

damn, can i have some? this & nx year is gonna be tough on the wallet

jghvhv3995d ago

The rarest game I own is CoD4....

HammadTheBeast3995d ago

Lol. Maybe you can give it to someone for $5 lol. That s how I got my copy.


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Knightofelemia33d ago

I myself when it comes to the Atari I like the 6 switcher but I like the Sears Telegames one. It just so screams 1980's I have one and I still thin it looks great.