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    Default Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    AIR RAID CARTRIDGE W/BOX VERY RARE ATARI 2600 GAME R10 - eBay (item 110514343174 end time Apr-10-10 19:16:10 PDT)

    AIR RAID with Original Box - Very Rare Atari 2600 Game

    *This is a relisting of auction # 110511589282 that was for the cartridge only. The reason I cancelled the original auction was because yesterday, the original box was found. I felt that they needed to be sold together. I sent a letter to the people who had already placed bids and so far, they all understand. Reserve price is the same as original auction*

    Some articles have called it the holy grail of 2600 games. There are less than 20 known to exist.

    I am the original owner and only became aware that this game was considered one of the rarest video games after reading this article on CNN:

    8 very rare (and very expensive) video games - CNN.com

    History:

    I clearly remember buying this game back in 1984 or 1985. My mother had taken me to a Tuesday Morning store in Arlington Texas. It was near the corner of Arkansas Lane and Medline Drive. Not too long after I purchased it, I got an Atari 800 and stopped playing the 2600. Since then, the Air Raid cartridge has been boxed up in my garage along with my 2600 and other games for over 20 years. The game box was stored separately and I just found it. I had no idea that I still had these game boxes. I can send you a picture of the other boxes upon request.

    Facts For Collectors:

    1) I bought it new in the original box.

    2) This is the only original box known to exist.

    3) In my earlier auction I stated, “The box was white and had very little if any writing on it. I only recognized that it was a 2600 game because of the cartridge. That would mean the cartridge was visible in the box. The box swung open or it might have had a clear window that showed the cartridge”. I believe I was remembering the white holder inside the box.

    3) It did not come with an instruction book. The instructions are printed on the back of the box.

    4) I understand that I need to verify the box is legitimate. On March 31, I met with Albert from AtariAge.com. He is the admin/owner of the site. He spent a while looking over the box and taking pictures/videos. You can read his comments five posts down on this page link:

    My Air Raid Auction Update - AtariAge Forums - Page 5

    Visit these other links for more info:

    1UP's Retro Gaming Blog : Atari Oddities: Air Raid

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Raid_(video_game)

    Air Raid (Atari 2600) - Most expensive games - Pictures - Games - Virgin Media



    Special Thanks:

    I would like to give a big thank you to Albert at AtariAge.com. If you need any information on Atari, visit his site!

    Also, Robert S., thank you for all the guidance!







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    Default Re: Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    whoa thats very rare

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    Default Re: Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    up to $12500 now with over 5 days to go

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    Default Re: Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    Yeah, finding this game complete in box is as rare as it gets for video game collectors. I think we're going to see some records broken on this one.

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    Default Re: Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    It's at 32k

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    Default Re: Atari 2600 AIR RAID *BOXED* on ebay!!! Ultra Rare!!

    Incredible!

 

 

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