Jump to content
trustey1

Atari games I want to buy for my collection

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

 

I am looking to buy the following Atari games for my collection. They must be NTSC and working. I also prefer the label to be in excellent or better condition. On the super rare games I can be flexible on condition. Please let me know if you have any of these and how much you are asking for them. Thank you.

 

Air Raid

Assault

Berenstain Bears + Tapes

Birthday Mania

BMX Airmaster Atari

Cakewalk

Color Bar Generator

Eli's Ladder

Gauntlet

Guardian

Halloween

Karate Ultravision

Magicard

Mangia

Motocross/Tomarc

Out Of Control

Pepsi Invaders

Qberts Qubes

Superman Sears Picture

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Video Jogger

Video Life

Video Reflex

Wall Defender

Z-Tack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BMX Airmaster the Atari label version is R10 alone. That would be a huge miracle to find that game, especially for less then 4 $$$$'s :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

Yes, I know the rare 10's will cost a lot. It is very hard to even locate one for sale. I do not mind paying a fair price. I always try to get the best possible collection with all of my hobbies. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Birthday Mania

Superman Sears Picture

 

 

Four $'s doesn't even describe the cost of these. You're going to need to factor in the price of a magic lamp, cause you'll need to use the wish the genie inside grants you to even have a chance to see one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Birthday Mania

Superman Sears Picture

 

 

Four $'s doesn't even describe the cost of these. You're going to need to factor in the price of a magic lamp, cause you'll need to use the wish the genie inside grants you to even have a chance to see one.

 

:thumbsup: :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Birthday Mania

Superman Sears Picture

 

 

Four $'s doesn't even describe the cost of these. You're going to need to factor in the price of a magic lamp, cause you'll need to use the wish the genie inside grants you to even have a chance to see one.

I didn't even know that a Sears picture label was made for Superman. I've got a picture label Superman (Atari label) :)

 

If you know where I can buy a magic lamp, let me know. I could use one of those :thumbsup:

Edited by seanhq

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BMX Airmaster the Atari label version is R10 alone. That would be a huge miracle to find that game, especially for less then 4 $'s :)

 

It's not a 10. It still may be listed that way on its AA page, but it's been downgraded. Still rare, but not a 10.

 

The price value on this has quite a range. Atari2600.com puts the loose cart extremely low at $125.44, Classic 80s at $350, Video Game Collector at $400, and it's sold in the $500 neighborhood, but the loose cart is not worth $1000.

 

I didn't even know that a Sears picture label was made for Superman.

Sears Superman Picture Label (scroll down page to see a clickable pic):

 

http://www.atarimani...rman_16595.html

 

I've never seen one personally and only know of 2 people who claim to have one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Atari2600.com puts the loose cart extremely low at $125.44, Classic 80s at $350, Video Game Collector at $400, and it's sold in the $500 neighborhood, but the loose cart is not worth $1000.

 

Atari2600.com lowballs on all cash offers, irrelevant. ;)

 

If you say it isn't a 10, how many do you think there are in collectors hands?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Atari2600.com puts the loose cart extremely low at $125.44, Classic 80s at $350, Video Game Collector at $400, and it's sold in the $500 neighborhood, but the loose cart is not worth $1000.

 

Atari2600.com lowballs on all cash offers, irrelevant. ;)

 

If you say it isn't a 10, how many do you think there are in collectors hands?

That wasn't JC's buying price, which is $105, it was his price guide price which "represent a weighted average of recorded auction, private transaction, and retail sales since 2005." Just saying.

 

As for how many NTSC Atari BMX Airmaster carts are in collectors hands, enough to make it no longer an R10, but not enough to make it less than an 8/9. I am actually conflicted about how to rate it (a high 8? a low 9? a middle 9?).

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As for how many NTSC Atari BMX Airmaster carts are in collectors hands, enough to make it no longer an R10, but not enough to make it less than an 8/9. I am actually conflicted about how to rate it (a high 8? a low 9? a middle 9?).

 

So Video Life is also a 9 then?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As for how many NTSC Atari BMX Airmaster carts are in collectors hands, enough to make it no longer an R10, but not enough to make it less than an 8/9. I am actually conflicted about how to rate it (a high 8? a low 9? a middle 9?).

 

So Video Life is also a 9 then?

I would consider Video Life a 10, although a high 10 if it was an original purchase back in the day (w/ supporting docs) and a low 10 if part of the DP find. In any case, I would love to own it one day.

 

Anyhow, you could say I'm influenced by Marco's hard line approach when it comes to rarity, but in any case, it's just me and my solitary opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I definitely don't think there are enough BMX Airmasters out there to call it anything but a 10, unless a bunch of people are being very quiet about having them. :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, it's getting really sad! I had a dream last night that I found a Sears Picture Label Superman and posted it on AtariAge and people were offering me thousands upon thousands of dollars! The dream was bad because I was having this huge moral quandary as to whether I would keep it for my collection or sell it for the dough! BLARG!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sears Superman Picture Label (scroll down page to see a clickable pic):

 

http://www.atarimani...rman_16595.html

 

I've never seen one personally and only know of 2 people who claim to have one.

I bet Rick Weis has a Sears Superman Picture label and probably complete in box too.

 

*update* I just checked Rick's collection page and he does have it boxed. I knew it. That man has everything Atari :)

Edited by seanhq

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*update* I just checked Rick's collection page and he does have it boxed. I knew it. That man has everything Atari :)

 

Didn't Sears also make a text label Superman as well? It didn't look like he had said it was a pic label specifically.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I definitely don't think there are enough BMX Airmasters out there to call it anything but a 10, unless a bunch of people are being very quiet about having them. :)

Well, it's hard to count people who are being silent about something (or even aren't represented in a place like AA or a similar community), but that doesn't necessarily mean they (and their carts) don't exist. "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." If anything, this little BMX = / ≠ R10 banter again points to the speculative nature of the rarity listings without more quantitative data at hand. The rarity numbers are representations that are based in some sort of empirical rationale linked with an incomplete, although at times reasonably valid, knowledge of manufacturing data. We don't have to count every single Combat to say, gee, this game is an R1, but we do know rough sales figures of other things (like the # of Atari consoles produced and those that had Combat as the pack-in); however, you get to the end of Atari's production cycle, and a particular moment in the history of video games, and you look at a title like NTSC Atari BMX and go, this thing is amazingly rare for various reasons (not many people know about it, even less claim to own it, and so on), yet there could be cases in some Venezuelan warehouse, or carts produced but now destroyed, or something else. So, what exactly does the rarity assignments mean? The number known? In the hands of AA collectors? Possibly produced? Found in the wild? If X carts of a particular title have been positively identified, could X+N exist unidentified? If so, how should or shouldn't this be factored into the rarity level?

 

Over the years of Atari collecting, I've grown closer to Marco's way of thinking when it comes to rarity (although I really only pay attention to the NTSC market). There are a few R10 carts, and some rather rare stuff, and then games which pretty much anyone can get.

 

Anyhow, as for my dissenting opinion as to rarity, I only brought it up in relation to the value of NTSC Atari BMX Airmaster that someone suggested to the OP, and I thought that value was inflated based on reported public sales data.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

*update* I just checked Rick's collection page and he does have it boxed. I knew it. That man has everything Atari :)

 

Didn't Sears also make a text label Superman as well? It didn't look like he had said it was a pic label specifically.

According to the AtariAge listing for Superman, there is a Sears text label of Superman, but the AA listing doesn't show one for Picture label. Dun Dun DUN!

 

As for if Rick has a text label version, you're correct, I don't see it listed on his page either, but as we can see, the man has so much Atari stuff it will make your head spin. It's possible that the text label version was just overlooked when compiling his collection page.

Edited by seanhq

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll have to check in my collection. I'm pretty sure I got a Sears Text Label Superman. Now you've just got me curious!

 

I'm pretty sure Rick would post the picture label if nothing else. And yeah, his collection makes me vomit in ecstacy. I could never hope to come even close to that much cool stuff! :lust:

 

EDIT: HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP!

 

I was looking in my collection as I haven't for a while for that Sears Text Superman, right? And I stumbled upon something....AMAZING! Foretold in my dream, apparently, the dream gods wanted me to know this!

 

Feast your eyes upon the MY VERY OWN COPY OF PICTURE LABEL SEARS SUPERMAN:

 

The label is peeling and isn't centered very well, and it looks like Sears used some really cheap kind of sticker for the label on the front. Sort of sad, really, but I guess when you gotta cut costs you gotta cut costs, right? The end label is in pretty good shape though, and it looks like they spent their whole budget on it. That would explain a lot.

 

post-24585-125726306685_thumb.jpg

Check that out! This is the SPECIAL EDITION VERSION that has Lois Lane herself on the label. Look at those bazooms! No wonder they didn't print too many of these, it's really racy! Not family-friendly label, that's for sure!

post-24585-125726309002_thumb.jpg

 

post-24585-125726311269_thumb.jpg

 

This is the ONLY KNOWN special edition copy to exist. I've decided that since I'm such a good samaritan and always like to help out the collecting community, I'm going to let it go into the hands of one of the bigger collectors. The bidding can start at, oh, let's say, $5,000?

Edited by CebusCapucinis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll have to check in my collection. I'm pretty sure I got a Sears Text Label Superman. Now you've just got me curious!

 

I'm pretty sure Rick would post the picture label if nothing else. And yeah, his collection makes me vomit in ecstacy. I could never hope to come even close to that much cool stuff! :lust:

 

 

 

 

Too much vodka??? ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are 2 known picture label Sears Superman carts, both are loose, crunchysuperman owns one of them. AFAIK, Rick does not own the other one. I still believe it's some kind of display cart and wasn't sold in stores. Nevertheless, very cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BMX Airmaster the Atari label version is R10 alone. That would be a huge miracle to find that game, especially for less then 4 $$$$'s :)

 

i have an original fax from the atari service from 1991 where they offer their last games ... and the cheapest one is bmx airmaster for 9.95$ :D

 

so either they were the last few copies, or they had so much of them that they offered it so cheap ...

Edited by jahfish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...