Atari 2600 Air Raid Goodwill Industries Donation
H/t: Kotaku
Apparently, the 1982 Atari 2600 game “Air Raid” was released in extremely limited quantities, with possibly just a handful still having the original box. For those who’ve never heard of it, it’s basically a shoot ’em up published for the Atari 2600 by Men-A-Vision, and the cartridge is a blue T-handle design with a picture of flying saucers attacking a futuristic city. One of these are donated to a Goodwill Industries store in Texas. Read more for a video and additional information.

Why is it worth $10,000 USD? Well, allegedly only 12-copies are known to exist, so you can bet that once Goodwill knew what they had on their hands, it went straight up for auction through its website. If the box and packaging were included, the game may have broken the previous record of $33,433.30 that was set in 2012 for this game.

Atari Ultimate Arcade Fightstick USB Dual Joystick with Trackball 2 Player Game Controller Powered by Raspberry Pi 3B+ 1GB RAM 32GB Micro SD Card Preloaded Over 100 Classic Atari Games
  • The one-stop option for all of your retropie emulator gaming needs. Well made 2 player fightstick with dual joystick and trackball allows you to game with your friends and family at home
  • Preinstalled 32GB Micro SD with download utility containing over 100 licensed Atari Games and Operating System. Play all your favorite Atari console and arcade games on one device
  • High performance arcade fightstick game controller console features large, spaced-out buttons and 8 direction bat top joysticks to deliver great responsiveness and excellent control with a real arcade feel. Trackball is intended to be used with emulation environment
  • Easy access and customizable. The top lid of the game pad can be opened access the internal parts for full control and customization to your own game style. Roomy interior with additional storage for 6ft HDMI cable, Micro USB power supply with switch and other components

With the $10,000 earned from the sale of this one item. Goodwill North Central Texas can provide day rehabilitation services for a year for one adult with disabilities; or provide 20 homeless individuals with job placement services and community resources; or help 10 at-risk youth earn their GED and a paycheck at the same time,” said Liz Confiliano, Community Engagement Director for Goodwill.

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