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Pinball Collection of emlover1970
14 pinball machines
last updated: 02/08/2024
  Member: emlover1970
From: Saint Paul,MN USA (find on the map)
Specialty': no specialty
Member since: 05/05/2013
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emlover1970 owns these 14 pinballs:

pinball nameDBmanufacturerconditionis it for sale?notespictures
BIG BRAVE Gottlieb (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverAnd incredibly nice game. Near perfect playfield, perfect glass, and an 8 for a cabinet.  
BUTTERFLY Sonic (Spain)Set up, plays!NeverOne of the nicest survivors I've ever owned.  
COUNT-DOWN Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverBG Resto backglass (a little out of focus on the top but so much better than the old glass). Cab is very nice, and playfield looks better than average. Very nice players game.
FATHOM Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverGlass is nice. Cab head partially repainted, and the rest is average. Playfield cleaned up fairly well. New plastic set installed, drop targets to be changed out for new ones, eventually. Boards gone through by Nabours Novelty. Still a bit buggy, not board related.  
FOOTBALL Chicago Coin (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverSuper nice PF, and excellent cab, and a total disaster of a backglass. Have repro glass to install. Game will be amazing.  
FOUR MILLION B.C. Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverGerman version, reimport. Crazy nice. Some aspects of the condition blow me away like how nice the coin door look. Very cool operator plate the side, about 4x3 inches with phone numbers and such. How this game went to Germany, got operated, and came back looking so good I'll never know.  
JOKER POKER Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverA beautiful survivor game. Amazing playfield with one small nick in it. New CPR backglass. New Janin 4x1 board. All repinned connectors. Very nice cabinet. Plays like a champ. That one is staying a while.  
MAGIC Stern (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever  
MARS TREK Sonic (Spain)Set up, plays!NeverLove Sonic games. Been looking for one for a while.  
ROCKY Gottlieb (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationMaybeGetting a new backglass from BG resto. Currently at the shop getting made bullet proof. Very nice cosmetics. Should be set up Feb. 2024.  
STAR TREK Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverExcellent glass. This one is a players quality game. Very fun, but nothing special other than the condition of the glass. I'm on the list at CPR to get a new playfield. I'm tired of the game looking only so so. Update: About to go pick up the game with the new PF installed. Second update. It plays amazingly. All new connectors. Repainted just the frame on the backbox (the rest of the cabinet is just OK). New CPU board. Very happy with how this turned out.  
SUPER STRAIGHT Sonic (Spain)Set up, needs some workNeverVery nice cab, which is hard to find with Sonic games.  
TEAM ONE Gottlieb (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverStunning condition.  
VULCAN Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverNicest surviving cabinet I've ever seen.  
Pinball machines that emlover1970 used to own in the past
(the following games are no longer part of emlover1970's collection)
pinball nameDBmanufactureris it for sale?notespictures
ALADDIN'S CASTLE Bally (USA)Sold A really nice example of this game. Still has one or two minor mechanical bugs in it.
BANZAI RUN Williams (USA)Sold Super nice, was in same home since 1992.  
BOWLING QUEEN Gottlieb (USA)Sold A very nice all around game. Very minor flaking in the glass. A well above average survivor game. Open to offers.
CAPT. FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY Bally (USA)Sold Very nice survivor game. Still needs some mechanical attention. I've seen a few nicer ones, but not many.  
CHARLIE'S ANGELS Gottlieb (USA)Sold I've got two of these. One is a true parts game, and the other might be worth restoring. But I would need a glass and given the state of the boards, it might not be worth doing. Purple's on the head are nice, but all faded on the otherwise very nice cab. Playfield looks like it would clean up very nice.  
DIMENSION Gottlieb (USA)Sold Glass is very good. Less than average playfield wear, but there are spots of wear where you might expect. Cabinet has a moderate amount of scratches. It plays great. What a fun game, and pretty rare. Sold it today, Nov 18th. Fun game for 7 years.  
DROP-A-CARD Gottlieb (USA)Sold Pretty nice all around. Mostly done, with a few small problems to fix, but it's very playable.  
EIGHT BALL DELUXE Bally (USA)Sold Factory mylar playfield. A high quality players game. I don't have all the drops yet to replace them all, so I've set it up to play. Sold to local operator. You can play it at Sun Ray Lanes. He's minted it out.  
FAR OUT Gottlieb (USA)Sold Rear of glass was painted red in the area of the woman to cover flakes by a previous owner. Playfield is excellent. Cab is nice. Needs a bit more mechanical attention to work 100%.  
FIREBALL Bally (USA)Sold Solid survivor waiting to be shopped.
GRIDIRON Gottlieb (USA)Sold Very nice original.  
HARLEY-DAVIDSON Bally (USA)Sold Clean, playfield shopped. Some light banks need work. It plays pretty well. Went to a good home where it got more TLC.  
HIGH HAND Gottlieb (USA)Sold Picked it up at an estate sale. For what I paid, it's nice enough, but nothing special.  
HIT THE DECK Gottlieb (USA)Sold It's a gem. Glass as close to perfect as can be (maybe a pinhole), playfield is gorgeous, just a bit of ball swirl in high traffic areas by the pops, and very nice cabinet with some tasteful touchups. Super rare, and in true collector quality. And I think one can make out the 'S' in the serial number making this a sample game to boot. And now it's sold.
JACKS OPEN Gottlieb (USA)Sold Sold.  
LIGHTNING BALL Gottlieb (USA)Sold Cabinet is amazing. PF pretty good. Bad glass.  
MATA HARI Bally (USA)Sold I'm parting this out. Right now the backglass is for sale (it's more or less flawless, and you can see pictures at the Facebook marketplace page in the St. Paul, MN area). It's the version with the inscription if that matters to you (about half were that way and the other have without, so it's not rare, it's just a matter of person preference). At this point, I'm keeping the rest of the parts for me as needed. But if you are local, I might consider selling bits and pieces. I'm moving this to 'sold' because there's not much of it left.  
NEPTUNE Gottlieb (USA)Sold A true barn find!
PAT HAND Williams (USA)Sold This one came with the Fireball, so I kinda had to buy it. Turns out it's pretty nice and will clean up well.
POP-A-CARD Gottlieb (USA)Sold   
RAWHIDE Stern (USA)Sold Cosmetically extremely nice. In the middle of shopping it right now.
ROCK STAR Gottlieb (USA)Sold Very nice survivor cabinet. Got the last NOS glass. Playfield restored. After a lot of soul searching, I've decided to sell this very rare game. Message me for details. But keep in mind the last and only game to sell on Ebay in the last 12 years (that's right, only 1 in 12 years) went for over $2600 and looked rough, nothing like this game. Serious inquiries only please.
SHIP AHOY Gottlieb (USA)Sold   
SILVER SLUGGER Gottlieb (USA)Sold   
SINBAD Gottlieb (USA)Sold Set up in the party room where I work, making small amounts of money!  
SKY LINE Gottlieb (USA)Sold Restoration started. Just about perfect glass, strangely repainted cabinet with red stripes. Playfield should turn out well.  
SPACE ODYSSEY Williams (USA)Sold   
SPIN-A-CARD Gottlieb (USA)Sold Haven't touched this one yet. Cab is average, playfield will clean up, glass has minor flaking.  
SPIRIT Gottlieb (USA)Sold   
SPLIT SECOND Stern (USA)Sold Never got to this one before I sold it. Rare game.  
STRIKES AND SPARES Bally (USA)Sold Must be a low play game. This will clean up very nicely. A solid 9 all around.  
SURE SHOT Gottlieb (USA)Sold Cab is a solid 7 with some scuffs. PF is cherry. BG is gorgeous with no flaking but a couple of rubbing wear spots that you donít see. It's really fun to have nice games like this go through my hands.  
WIZARD Bally (USA)Sold Shopped out by a friend. Traded my non working World's Fair and cash for it.  
XENON Bally (USA)Sold Sold it to the Northstar Pinball Collective. It's all cleaned up looking great.  
DISCLAIMER: This page shows the pinball machine Collection of PinballOwners member emlover1970 from Saint Paul, MN, USA. The coin operated pinball machines listed above, including their images, were uploaded into our database by emlover1970 himself; emlover1970 is the sole responsible for the information contained in this page. The pinball machines shown above are not necessarily for sale! Please refer to the 4th column in the list to know whether a certain pinball is for sale or not. Most likely emlover1970's pinball machines are second-hand (used) pinballs that were once installed in bars and other public places; their value as a collectible largely depends on appearance and functionality of every single machine.
Comments left by other members of our website
 From gorgar on 02-07-2021 12:59:
Super-nice collection! Those were the days! Would like to play some of your machines of which i think they never ever reached germany. With regards: Gorgar.
 From znet on 09-13-2015 22:49:
Terrific variety in your line-up. I cannot believe that you would let that sample Hit-the-Deck leave your collection. Perhaps your Neptune is the replacement.
 From kangourou on 06-25-2014 06:36:
Great and beautiful collection, Congrats !
 From randykluber on 08-16-2013 20:25:
Your Hit The Deck is stunning!
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