Atari Landfill Excavation Cartridges Up For Auction On eBay

Atari-Landfill-Excavation-Cartridges-on-eBayAfter such an incredible find earlier this year, the team behind the upcoming Atari: Game Over documentary have decided to make the finds of their excavation available to collectors. Having dug up a large quantity of game cartridges and accessories from Atari's New Mexico landfill, many of the contents have arrived on eBay with no reserve.

All listed at the starting price of $50, video game collectors who want to own a piece of gaming history finally have the chance to do so. Each and every one of these cartridges play a part in Atari's eventual downfall which left the company burying their excess stock in 1983. Surprisingly, many of these items have stood the test of time underground, albeit with varying levels of damage.

As expected, copies of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game are fetching high amount already - with some of the boxed versions demanding ten times the original listing price, despite there being well over a week to go. The seller has stated that these games may not work anymore on the original hardware, something you'd expect anyway given they've been underground for three decades.

So should you be feeling lucky, now's your chance to secure a monumental piece of our gaming past.

Link: Atari's Alamogordo Landfill Cartridges on eBay

Last Updated ( 05 November 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) Turkish 2014-11-08 08:36
This goes to show that people will buy just about anything.
Even "garbage"...As long as it is certified and historically significant garbage of course. ;-)

$500 with $12 shipping so far for Asteroids?
(Link to this comment) mynameisrod 2014-11-11 01:53
retrogaming is really becoming crazy. REALLY.

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