But if you want Doom II floppy disks that were once owned (and potentially signed) by Doom co-creator John Romero, you’ll need to pay over $3,000.
Romero announced via Twitter that he’s now auctioning off his original five Doom 2 floppy disks on eBay and will sign them if the victor requests so.
That’s right, John Romero has taken to eBay to sell the original copies of the game and is even offering to sign them. Back then you could get it on a CD-ROM – which were still pretty expensive back then – or you could get it on five floppy disks. Better make it quick: the auction ends in a few hours as of this writing. They won’t be included in their original box, either.
According to Romero, the 23-year-old discs don’t have any defects, but the glue on the labels has begun to wear off.
“These are the originally shipped DOOM 2 floppies (3.5″) for PC and compatibles”, Romero writes.
Now, 3.5-inch floppy drives have gone the way of the dodo, but you can own a piece of history even if you don’t intend to boot it up.