You never know what you’re going to find when you go shopping at Goodwill. What someone may have seen as trash could actually be an undiscovered treasure. A worker at a Goodwill in North Texas found a treasure worth over $10,000. It was the Atari video game, “Air Raid”, that someone had left in the donation box. The game was released for the Atari 2600 by Men-A-Vision in 1982.
The game cartridge itself has a distinct T-shape handle. According to ToplessRobot.com, a copy of the game sold in 2010 for $31,600. As far as anyone knows there are only 13 copies of the game in existence. This particular copy was dropped off at the Goodwill in a box along with a hand full of other games. Obviously without knowing exactly who donated the game, there is no way to be sure if they were aware if it’s value.
According to FoxNews.com, the game was listed online for 7 days before selling at $10,590.79. Shay Johnson, who is Goodwill’s vice president of community engagement in North Texas says the money will go a long way. This is one of the most valuable items they have ever received in their e-commerce department. The money will allow Goodwill to “provide day habilitation services for a year for one adult with disabilities; or provide 20 homeless individuals with job place services and community resources; or help 10 at risk youth earn their GED and a paycheck at the same time.”