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Why do these 2 identical game catalogs have different catalog numbers?


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Hey, everyone. I just obtained a copy of Atari game catalog CO16725. I already had a copy of CO16725, Rev. F. They both have identical covers (pictured below). Out of curiosity, I went through both catalogs to see what difference there was between the two, since they have different numbers. I compared them line by line, image by image, and there's absolutely no difference between the two. Any idea why these two identical catalogs would have different catalog numbers? Thanks.

 

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I'm glad you brought this up, Rom Hunter. I noticed the differences as well. On both Atarimania and AtariAge, the scan for CO16725 has several pages missing. I have more than one copy of this catalog, and they're all consistent with each other. An easy way to tell that pages are missing is by looking at the grey "Race Track" page which serves as the divider for the racing games chapter, but no racing games are shown in the following page; instead, you'll see the "Sports Arena" divider sheet, which doesn't make sense. Another sign is that the catalog cover specifies 70 games, yet there are only 45 in the scans provided. Once you include the missing pages, you'll arrive at the total of 70. I compared the scans to my copies, and the website is missing a total of 10 pages, which accounts for the 25 missing games. I noticed that the scan for this catalog is the same exact copy on both sites, because the pages have the exact same scratches and imperfections in the same spots. I guess one of the sites obtained the scan for the catalog from the other.

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I'm glad you brought this up, Rom Hunter. I noticed the differences as well. On both Atarimania and AtariAge, the scan for CO16725 has several pages missing. I have more than one copy of this catalog, and they're all consistent with each other. An easy way to tell that pages are missing is by looking at the grey "Race Track" page which serves as the divider for the racing games chapter, but no racing games are shown in the following page; instead, you'll see the "Sports Arena" divider sheet, which doesn't make sense. Another sign is that the catalog cover specifies 70 games, yet there are only 45 in the scans provided. Once you include the missing pages, you'll arrive at the total of 70. I compared the scans to my copies, and the website is missing a total of 10 pages, which accounts for the 25 missing games. I noticed that the scan for this catalog is the same exact copy on both sites, because the pages have the exact same scratches and imperfections in the same spots. I guess one of the sites obtained the scan for the catalog from the other.

I see.

 

Could you scan the missing pages for us?

 

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I see.

 

Could you scan the missing pages for us?

 

8)

 

Absolutely. Although you already have the missing pages in the scans for CO16725, Rev. F, as the two catalogs are identical, except for the back cover where each one has its own unique catalog number. Maybe it's easier for you that way, since you already have the missing pages in-house. If you still need the scans, though, let me know, and I'll send them over. Thanks.

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