| gism butter | Most Legendary Haul at the Flea Market | April 20th, 2008
Today, we went to the Laney College Flea Market. As usual. I know I’ve written about the amazing things I’ve found at this swap meet. In the past, I got a Game & Watch, and oodles of rare old console games. But today, I found a never published Atari game. I am not kidding. This is the holy grail of videogame collecting.
Normally, identifying unreleased games is not easy. But these are....
When I got home, I noticed that a bunch of the chips said “CPKPark Atari” Some said “CPKPARK 2600 Atari.”
OK, now I was getting a boner. Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park for Atari 2600. A game which was never finished, and never released. I searched the Web, and found this page. Which says, basically, that the only known copy of Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park for Atari 2600 is in the hands of Ed English, the guy who wrote it. Did Ed clean house and give the junk to random Mexican Flea Market people? I think, more likely, an old Coleco office was cleaned out. I went back and bought the remaining 9 slabs of chips.
I already know I have a new find here, something unique, unseen. ...
As if this once-in-a-lifetime find wasn’t enough, on the way out, I found two Mario diorama figures. Great, whatever, they make those all over now, right? Wrong. These two are from 1988. Wow!
So, I suppose I’d better not ever go back to the flea market. After today, I can’t possibly find anything to top this. This is fucking unreal. I’m so excited, I’ve been cackling madly out the window of my car all day.