A massive collection of vintage PCs and games is going up for auction this month

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Bill Loguidice (opens in new tab), who has written for PC Gamer (opens in new tab) about PC gaming history and his massive gaming collection in the past, is selling his hoard of vintage computers and games later this month. The auction is being run by Bodnar's Auction (opens in new tab), and will happen on May 31 at the The New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Other items will be on sale, but I'd expect the gaming auction to take up a good part of the venue. It's that big. 

Check out a small sampling of what Loguidice has on offer, some of which there are multiples of:

  • Atari 400
  • Atari 1040Ste
  • Atari Falcon 030 Computer System 
  • Atari 5200 SuperSystem
  • Atari 7800 ProSystem
  • Atari XE Game System (XEGS)
  • Atari 2600 Video Computer System 
  • BBC Master 128
  • Amstrad CPC6128 plus
  • APF Imagination Machine
  • Mattel Aquarius
  • Panasonic: JR-200U Personal Computer 
  • Compaq Deskpro
  • Magnavox Odyssey 300/ Odyssey2
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2/ ZX Spectrum +3/ ZX80/ ZX81/ ZX81 (custom)
  • TRS-80 Model 4/ TRS-80 Model 4P/ TRS-80 Model I/ TRS-80 Model III (parts only)
  • Sord Creative Computer M5
  • Packard Bell Platinum
  • Spectravideo CompuMate
  • Memorex Spongebob Media Player (get your paddle ready for this one)

That isn't even close to half of what's up for auction, which includes many more systems, as well as a bunch of boxed games, such as Ultima III: Exodus for DOS and Zork for the TRS-80 (neither will go cheap, if they're in good condition). You can see the listing at the auction website (opens in new tab), along with tons more photos. And there's even more to come beyond what's listed there, Loguidice told Kotaku (opens in new tab), as well as a selection of items which will be auctioned online (though you've got to be in NJ for most of it).

We have to admit we're a bit tempted to get on a train to New Jersey at the end of the month.

Thanks, Kotaku (opens in new tab) and Bill Loguidice (opens in new tab).

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.