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Marcus Estrada

Rare Atari Game Air Raid Hits Auction

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Recently, something really cool happened in the Atari collecting world. Someone found a near mint and complete in box (CIB) copy of the game Air Raid. Why is this at all important? Well, there are only under 20 copies known to exist... It's definitely a super rarity for the Atari 2600.

 

In 2010, a boxed copy sold for $30,000 and now someone has found an even better copy! I think it's pretty cool, although it makes me sad to think that modern games will probably never come out in such a limited quantity. The closest I could think of are limited physical releases of indie games, but even then those at least hit 100 copies. In comparison to other systems, NES games have sold for more, but this is definitely the most expensive 2600 game.

 

Anyway, the Air Raid auction is currently at $17k and it has a neat story attached as well. Do you think people are completely crazy to pay that much for a simple game?

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Honestly, if I had that much money to just throw away, I'd probably buy games I couldn't or wouldn't play too. xD

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Honestly, if I had that much money to just throw away, I'd probably buy games I couldn't or wouldn't play too. xD

 

I'd surround myself with escorts, but that's beside the point. I don't think Atari games will grow in value anymore, I think they will drop from here on out. I think most of the nostalgic Atari generation has collected what they want to collect and as they get older the late 70's early 80's collection market will start to disappear.

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If only I was filthy rich. But if I get something like this, I wouldn't touch it. Too much of a collector item to open it up for me. But this is cool.

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It ended at almost 34000.00 way too rich for my blood. It would br cool to have one though.

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It ended at almost 34000.00 way too rich for my blood. It would br cool to have one though.

 

If only I make like 500k a year. Then no problem at all.

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