Trophy Room 2017
Since 2016 was a disappointing year I tried to get out more in 2017. Overall I found quite a bit more but wouldn't say it was an awesome year.
Fun story with this one.. I spotted this Frogger box and opened it to find it was just filled with manuals. Not surprising, these Parker Brothers boxes are perfect for storing manuals. When I went to buy it (for a cool $1) the woman at the sale was all upset. Apparently they were cleaning the basement and found this buried away, they got rid of all their other Atari stuff years ago (I asked of course). She wanted to throw it out but her husband said "no, there's some dude out there that will buy it for $1". He was right and I'm that dude. She was now angry at having to admit he was right. Causing marital conflicts is just one of my many skills.
Remember that weird library sale in 2016? Well it was back but I didn't find quite as much.
I found these at a sad estate sale. I suppose they all are since they involve death but some are sadder than others. This person clearly suffered some sort of CD hoarding problem. Every room was filled to the ceiling. I could easily have walked away with 1,000 PC games but then realized I'd be turning into them. So I bought three that I think I'd actually enjoy and one for the sake of novelty.
More estate sale finds
Am I bad person for being depressed when I find retro games at estate sales because it means people my age must be dying? That didn't stop me from walking away with an odd mix of retro games from this one. This whole box came to just under $40 and had some Intellivision games (including one of the few I don't own), Master System games, a couple Dreamcast games, an Atari 2600 double-ender, and a Sega brand Genesis joystick. It must be the remnants of a much larger collection that was sold years ago, or maybe the day before I got there.