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Tularosa Historical Society Vice President Joe Lewandowski said they're selling the first 100 cartridges on Ebay just to get an idea of about how much they'll be going for and then they will sell another 750, and possibly 800 more. "We don't have an idea of how much they're going to be. No one has ever done this before, and after this no one is ever going to do it again," said Lewandowski. "We're selling them on Ebay because it's the best thing to hit worldwide and this is a worldwide phenomenon. I got people from England, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and basically places all over the world asking for them." There will be nine different titles of games available which are Asteroids, Missile Command, Warlords, Defender, Star Raiders, Swordquest, Phoenix, Centipede, and of course E.T. the Extra-terrestrial. The city and the Tularosa Basin Historical Society state that the games being sold might not be in working condition as they were unearthed from thousands of pounds of waste and dirt from 30 years ago.
Lewandowski said there is still 792,000 cartridges in the landfill but it is costly to dig them up, he just wanted to prove the legend was real. Lewandowski said Atari dumped over 3.5 million other games in different landfills across the country but cannot disclose where.
originally posted by: halfpint0701
Somewhere in my mom's basement is my Atari and own ET relic. That game drove me crazy! It seemed like all I did was go in circles just to end up trapped in the same board Every. Single. Time.