Garbage has never looked so good.
In 1983, the video game company Atari buried thousands of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, widely considered one of the worst games ever created. Recently, a documentary crew dug up those copies, along with other Atari 2600 games, in the Alamogordo, New Mexico, landfill. Now, you can buy them on eBay, according to the Alamogordo News.
Besides E.T., you can also purchase buried copies of Asteroids, Missile Command, Warlords, Defender, Star Raiders, Swordquest, Phoenix, and Centipede. While these are each hovering at around $50 on eBay, E.T. is going for hundreds of dollars.
“No one has ever done this before, and after this no one is ever going to do it again,” said Tularosa Historical Society vice president Joe Lewandowski to the Alamogordo News. “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.”
It’s certainly an opportunity to earn an interesting, albeit dirty, piece of gaming history.