In what is a must have for collectors of video game memorabilia, John Romero is selling his personal copy of the id Anthology.
The id Anthology was released in 1996 and is a collection of all the games the studio had developed along with several collectable items. Since only 10,000 copies were sold, it has been highly sought after by collectors. This was also the last project Romero worked on with id Software.
Hence it should come as no surprise that despite being listed on November 5th at 1:28pm PST with a starting bid of $10, the current bid is at $352 as of 8:00pm PST. The auction is set to end on November 10th at 1:28pm.
Romero announced that he is selling his copy of id Anthology on eBay via Twitter. He posted the following:
— John Romero (@romero) November 5, 2017
This announcement comes a few weeks after the successful sale of a Doom II T-shirt for $71. In the last few months he has been putting a lot of Doom memorabilia up for sale including his personal copy of Masters of Doom and his floppy disk copy of Doom II.
John Romero is a pioneer in the gaming world having co-founded id Software in the 90’s alongside John Carmack and Tom Hall. His gaming credits include work on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake just to name a few while also coining the multiplayer term “deathmatch”.
In 2015; he established Romero Games Ltd., an independent game studio located in Galway, Ireland. Their first title, Gunman Taco Truck was released in January 2017 and it was highly praised by critics along with gamers.