The Racketboy 2010 Holiday Charity Auction

After our successful 2009 charity auction ,we decided to give it another go while focusing on a new charity.   Like last year, all of the items were donated by members and friends of the site.  All proceeds from the auction – every cent – will go to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more on the auction’s purpose, you can read our call for donations For those who want to donate without bidding on items, Make A Wish accepts donations here..

How The Auction Works

  • Check out this forum thread for list of items and full info
  • Bidding on each item starts at $1, and subsequent bids must be at least .50 higher.
  • All bids must be placed in the thread, and edited posts will not count.
  • What you bid is what you are willing to pay. Bid retractions are NOT allowed.

Dates and Times

  • Auction Ends: FRIDAY, December 17th at 11:59:59pm EST
  • Payment Due on or before: January 2, 2010*
  • *Some donors may be willing to ship items in time for Christmas, but there is no guarantee of this! If you absolutely need something by Dec. 24th, let me know and I’ll see what can be worked out with the donor.

Signed Items

  • Autographed Valve Software Metal Collector’s Box – We have a metal collectors box of Half Life 2, Counterstrike 1 and Counterstrike Source all singed by Gabe Newell. Mark Laidlaw (writer of HL) also signed the box and I’m going to try and get Ken Birdwell also.” – Valve Software
  • Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis (CIB) – signed by MK World Record Holder and CKY Star Brandon DiCamillo at TooManyGames 2010
  • Talking Classics DVD by w/T-shirt – Signed by Nathan Barnatt aka Keith Apicary also includes signed 8X10 headshot and a signed pass from the 2010 VGA Awards

Lots More Systems, Games, and Other Interesting Goodies

Free US Shipping (and affordable International shipping) on Auction Items

  • Thanks to donations from some of the moderating team, all shipping will be free (within the USA).
  • International buyers should expect to pay some shipping charges on certain heavier items.
  • Invoices will be sent via PM at auction end. Full details of the auction are listed at the bottom of this post.


We have multiple DLC codes to give out this year for some XBLA/PSN shmups…and maybe a few more things. I have randomly assigned these to some of the items below that I think are less likely to be sold. If you bid the right amount on that item (more than $1 and less than $5), you will get the code!

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