Of course, having the complete collection of the hardcopy printings of Arnold's Blackjack Forum gets the count up there quickly. It took some fellow Greenchipper's donations to complete that collection.
Other prizes are a sealed new condition Beyond Counting, a hard back first edition of The Big Player, and a hard back first edition of Beat the Dealer with a personal note written to me on the title page from Ed Thorp himself.
I noticed a first edition Blackbelt in Blackjack on eBay, too.
Is it worth pursuing? I dunno. I've got two of them (paperback), one I read and the other to keep pristine. I recommend asking Arnold himself at http://blackjackforumonline.com.
It didn't resemble the one in BjinNJ's photo, though. It was a combination blackjack game plus a calculator, and had a little plastic piece on the bottom of the unit that allowed it to tilt towards me.
I got this before I learned to count cards, and remember being amazed at how every time I made a big bet, I usually lost. I swore the machine was programmed to beat me when I did that. Perhaps that was the first time I ever got emotional in a blackjack game, LOL. I was tempted to throw the damned thing across the room at times.
It looked like this:
It finally just quit working one day, and shortly after that, I bought Ken Uston's book, "Million Dollar Blackjack".
"I noticed a first edition [Blakjack Attack] on eBay, too.
Is it worth pursuing?"
The 1st edition's cover design, and particularly its color, has been the subject of artistic controversy since it was considered by many to be a statement of protest against professional publishing. And of many debates in the medical community for its emetic qualities.