Recovering a once-lost Sim City

A miracle at Christmas – the long thought lost NES version of Sim City. The game is unfinished, but playable thanks to the Video Game History Foundation:

This version of the game was thought to be completely lost or, at best, confined to some deep dark archive inside of Nintendo’s offices. Either way, the game was seen as something of a Holy Grail among collectors and archivists alike, and the odds of ever seeing it outside of a handful of published screenshots seemed slim, until a cartridge containing an unfinished version of the game materialized at 2017’s Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

Curiously, the Foundation said it was up against a deep pocketed private bidder who wanted to keep this version under lock and key. Who, I wonder?