So, for what it's worth...
I've been eyeballing the auctions for these dig carts. My wife and I wanted to get a couple of games we liked, if we could get them cheap. I got poached out of a Warlords at the last minute a few weeks ago, but snagged one just the other day, to go with the Berzerk we got.
But I noticed a few things about the ones currently available from the City Of Alamogordo. The first is that all of the listings are now including a disclaimer IN BIG RED LETTERS about how this is "Round 4" and "the last batch". They say there are about 150 games in the batch, but about 50 have already posted/sold. Leaving about 100 left. So guess those that want one oughtta get one if they don't have one already. Because when there weren't any being offered by Alamogordo last week, the two being resold had outrageous prices.
The listings also note that "approximately 200 games for archives and possible distribution to museums", for those trying to keep track of numbers and cataloging. I have a passing interest, but record-keeping ain't my bag.
That said, I was thinking... what about a registry HERE of whatever people have purchased directly from official sources? I mean, they're Atari carts, this is AtariAge... the unofficial repository of all things Atari. Perhaps a listing here with provenance might help people not get burned later by unscrupulous resellers? Anybody willing to curate a basic list? I wouldn't think pricing and stuff would be necessary, just documenting what we, the public, have. I was thinking something like the following:
Item # -- Title, (elements contained in lot) [owner]
#8691 -- Berzerk (cartridge, box, manual, catalog) [mikey.shake]
What do you think? We could add things like "how bad it smells", too.
I figure better for us, as a community, to start now than start later. I'm also trying to procrastinate on a bunch of work, so this post seemed as good a way to do it as any.