First post, by Great Hierophant
I won this auction:
I received my items today and they were in superb condition. The so-called Hercules card is the IBM Monochrome and Printer Display Adapter, but I know what each card looks like.
The second card is more interesting. It is a VGA card, its official name is the IBM PS/2 Display Adapter. It is the first and only VGA card IBM manufactured for PCs with ISA slots. (All VGA cards must come with at least 256KB of RAM.) IBM was focusing on the PS/2 with its MCA slots, and later IBM machines (PS/1) that used ISA slots generally used third party cards like everybody else or had on-board video. It is quite a find, but so obscure I could only identify it by the markings (I also had someone show me a picture of one.) Soon I will test the VGA to make sure it works.