> > > Looks like it didn't sell, i guess no one wanted to fork out six and a half grand
> > for
> > > a baseball game regardless of how rare it may be.
> > The guy's crazy if he thinks he can sell it for a stupid price on the premise that
> > it's rare and undumped/un-MAME'd and then turn around and release the ROMs. His
> > collection isn't worth what he thinks it is.
> Given some of the crazy prices that have been paid in the last 2-3 years I can see
> where he's coming from, although I do think he might have missed the boat there too.
> Also I think one of the problems with Atari protos is that there are so many of them
> they somehow become less interesting, and instead become 'Just another Atari proto
> that isn't Marbleman' so nobody really wants to put down that kind of money as
> they're just waiting for Marbleman. Maybe once Marbleman is released, and the world
> can see how terrible it is that might change, but for now that is kinda the case.
> Plus Japanese protos seem to be considered more valuable anyway. While a lot of
> Atari's games are classics they do have a certain 'Amiga shareware' feel to them (due
> to the American design / techniques) compared to many of the Japanese ones which I
> think means people struggle to see them as being worth as much.
> But yeah, I don't think $7k for a baseball game was going to happen regardless of who
> made it, you'd probably struggle to get $700
I'd have to assume, too, since it is a proto on a known Atari System 1 Cart, as soon as you'd get roms released, people would be trying to convert some less desirable Atari System 1 game to this one, further devaluing things. Hammer Away comes to mind as another once one of a kind proto that always seems to have a PCB up for sale on EBAY or elsewhere - another Sega System 18 board giving up it's original game for profit.