Goodwill worker finds rare, $10K video game in box of donations

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Treasure comes in all shapes and sizes.

A Goodwill location in Texas recently discovered that a box of old video games it had received as a donation contained an incredibly rare, and valuable item. Fortunately, the worker handling this particular box recognized that he had found something special.

Goodwill confirmed to Fox News that a rare copy of the Atari videogame "Air Raid" had been donated to its North Central Texas location.

Goodwill confirmed to Fox News that a rare copy of the Atari videogame “Air Raid” had been donated to its North Central Texas location.
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Goodwill confirmed to Fox News that a rare copy of the Atari videogame, “Air Raid,” had been donated to its North Central Texas location. 

The game cartridge is unusual looking due to its T-shaped handle, which is why it was easy for Alex Juarez to spot. There are reportedly only 13 known copies of the game.

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Juarez’s father, a video game aficionado, was able to help identify the game and confirm that it was worth more than the average Atari game.

The game had been donated in a larger box of video games through the Goodwill’s e-commerce department. According to Shay Dial Johnson, vice president of community engagement, there’s no way to know if the person donating the game actually knew how valuable it was.

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She did say, however, that it’s one of the most valuable items that the e-commerce store has handled.

The game was listed on the site, where it was sold under an auction format. After being listed for just seven days, it sold for $10,590.79.

The game was listed on the site, where it was sold under an auction format. After being listed for just seven days, it sold for $10,590.79.

The game was listed on the site, where it was sold under an auction format. After being listed for just seven days, it sold for $10,590.79.

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According to Johnson, “With the $10,000 earned from the sale of this one item, Goodwill North Central Texas can provide day habilitation services for a year for one adult with disabilities; or provide 20 homeless individuals with job placement services and community resources; or help 10 at-risk youth earn their GED and a paycheck at the same time.”



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