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I've got a box of these from Steve Morgenstern's house. Some are in plastic with hand-written labels, and some are just the microchip with a printed label sticker on it. No idea if they actually work. I've got no working Atari system to test 'em out on.

 

Centipede (chip w/o plastic)
Choplifter
Joust (chip w/o plastic)
Mario Bros.
Moon Patrol
Ms. Pac-Man (chip w/o plastic)
Pengo
Pole Position (chip w/o plastic)
Robotron (chip w/o plastic, x2)

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Yes they are valuable. Chip on a board stuff has the least value (less than $50), unless it has a unique ROM, which is hard to know until dumped and compared. Lab loaner label cartridges with accurate labels have the best value, somewhere between $75 and $125, sometimes a bit more these days, depending on luck.

 

Actually if you have stuff that is just a chip, that has the least value in general unless super unique. I'd imagine those are worth less than $30 unless proven to contain interesting information.

 

2600 stuff is worth more than 5200 stuff in general. I was talking about 2600 stuff above. 5200 stuff is harder to sell, perhaps because for some reason there is more of it available.

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Are the naked microchips too, or are they from another system?

 

Those are 7800 carts. I am interested in those. :)

 

Mitch

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The plastic ones are for the 5200- I am mostly interested in Choplifter and/or Moon Patrol.

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I'm intrested in the pole position pcb.

 

Hey wait in line. :P

 

Mitch

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Some analysis of the 5200 protos:

 

Pengo - should be an early version, it's even earlier than the one I had. I'd like to see the rom for that if dumped.

Moon Patrol - Early version, but dumped

Choplifter - Missing the demo but other than that is the same as the final. Also dumped.

Mario Bros. - ? Need a date!

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Tempest - sorry, but what does "dumped" mean?

To "dump" a cart means to get the actual coding of the game. Earlier editions of games are most of the time different than the final version of a game. It is basically looking at the coding of the program.

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You can have at that pp2 Mitch. I only $50 wanted it not $100 wanted it (current bid, 5 days to go!)

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Well, I only ended up winning one of them. Anyone else have any better luck?

 

Mitch

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Well, I only ended up winning one of them. Anyone else have any better luck?

 

Mitch

 

 

I hope your got the PP2?

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I hope your got the PP2?

 

No, I got outbid on that one. :(

 

Mitch

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