Rare Atari 2600 video game fetches $31,600 on eBay

When 10 year old Tanner Sandlin paid $5 (or $10, he can’t remember) for an Atari 2600 videogame, little did he know that 20 years later the game would be his ticket to a fortune. Yes, the now grown up Tanner, found his old videogame in his garage and put it up for sale on eBay. Believe it or not, the old videogame fetched Tanner $31,600! It’s the second highest ever paid for a videogame. The high amount can be attributed to the rarity of this game. Called, Air Raid, there are only 13 known copies of this game today (counting the one sold by Tanner). What is more, this was the only one that came with its original box! Looks like in Tanner’s case, it paid to hoard!

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So the next time your mom asks you to get rid of your old games, just tell her the story of Tanner Sandlin.