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H0ly Moses! Red Sea Crossing has been successfully sold on GameGavel for a record amount of $10,400 (for a loose Atari Game Cartridge). Congrats to all involved and and if anyone else has any rare gaming goodness to auction off, please consider doing on GameGavel free of charge until the end of October 2012!
Here is a video of the actual game that will be listed up for auction:
Since then there have been countless other circumstances surrounding the discovery and selling of rare video games from nearly all consoles and generations of gaming. It
is hard to believe, but in the past couple years there have been a few rare instances of these “Holy Grail” video games bringing in upwards of $50,000. Now Atari collectors are about to go out of their minds again when another cartridge whose very existence was once challenged by the most expert of Atari collectors and an entire community of them over on AtariAge.com.
Red Sea Crossing was thought to never exist but five years ago one surfaced at a garage sale alongside another Atari rarity, Music Machine. Unlike most of the popular Atari 2600 games that were all sold in department and toy stores, both of these were sold in religious stores or magazines and as can be imagined compared to the mass produced, mass marketed games, these became amazingly hard to find and in the case of Red Sea Crossing, impossible to find “in the wild”. The important thing to note is both of these games were discovered together at a garage sale, which makes some sense as the original owners might have purchased them at the same time. Even after the news broke on the internet of the existence of Red Sea Crossing there were skeptics. That was until an advertisement was dug up by an eagle-eye collector on AtariAge. This advertisement was then confirmed to exist by many others there scouring local libraries to see if they also had a copy of the religious magazine that contained the ad. More ads popped up and it was confirmed that Red Sea Crossing did, in fact exist.
After making this monumental discovery, the new owner appropriately (and smartly) seeked out the experts on AtariAge and posted a thread about his find. Like anything, it was met with skepticism at first until that magazine ad surfaced. It was then, after the existence of Red Sea Crossing was confirmed in the eyes of collectors, the new owner started entertaining the idea of putting his game cartridge up for auction. And that day has finally come as Red Sea Crossing is officially for the first time in history up for auction on GameGavel.com, the only auction site dedicated to the gaming hobby. Here is your chance to bid on and possibly own the “Holy Grail” of “Holy Grails” Red Sea Crossing for the Grandaddy of video game consoles, the Atari 2600. The only question left is, “Which of you will be Moses?”. Let the Red Sea Part and the Bidding Begin! Ya, I just had to!
Here are some photos of the actual item now UP FOR AUCTION.
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