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.