After unearthing hundreds of Atari cartridges from the Alamogordo Landfill in April, the public will be able today to buy copies of the games, which include the infamous E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, through Ebay..
The video games and other components from Atari were buried in the Alamogordo Landfill in 1983. The city through the Tularosa Basin Historical Society has made the decision to allow a limited number to be sold to the general public.
Tularosa Historical Society Vice President Joe Lewandowski said they’re selling the first 100 cartridges on Ebay just to get an idea of about how much they’ll be going for and then they will sell another 750, and possibly 800 more.
“We don’t have an idea of how much they’re going to be. No one has ever done this before, and after this no one is ever going to do it again,” said Lewandowski. “We’re selling them on Ebay because it’s the best thing to hit worldwide and this is a worldwide phenomenon. I got people from England, Spain, Italy, Thailand, and basically places all over the world asking for them.”