Extremely Rare Atari Cartridge Sells for $5,000

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A sealed-in-the-box copy of "The Music Machine" - rated "Unbelievably Rare" by Atari Age - just went for $5,250 on eBay. The game, sold only in religious bookstores, is prized by collectors.

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"The Music Machine" was based on a line of other products, including albums - back when they were, in fact, albums. The seller indicated his elderly mother owned a Christian bookstore, and, while going through her things, came across the game. It puts a real twist on the cliché of your mom chucking out a rare baseball card or comic book you later find out is worth thousands. I

If the guy is taking care of his mom, and it sounds like it, then it sounds like the dough will be put to good use. Or he could be spending it all on hookers and cocaine, who am I to make judgments of people I've never met? C'mon, I'm trying to be a nice guy here.

Sealed Atari Game Sells for Over $5,000 [Hot Blooded Gaming]

DISCUSSION

My mom never threw away my old comics (though mine usually were hand-me-down Archies or Harveys from my older brothers and sisters).

Her comics, during WWII met with other fates. I showed her a hardbound reprint of Marvel Comics #1 (with the Torch on the cover), and asked her if she read that. "Sure I did", she said.

"It had the Submariner in it". She mentioned how they'd go to paper drives for Victory or get sent to the boys fighting overseas (which is why they tend to be a bit rare nowadays).

She never fit the stereotype. Thankfully. #atari2600