You ever run across one of those pinball deals that turns out to be so sweet, you are afraid you’re going to get mugged getting the game into your vehicle? This is one of those deals. A really amazing find that I didn’t expect..
I’d never done this before and wasn’t sure it would work out, but this is the story of grabbing a game sight unseen from an estate auction in Arkansas.
Sometimes you make a pinball deal because the price is great, but you’re not sure if you can restore the game or even if you should. But if you’re patient, everything falls into place. This is one of those stories.
Sometimes an opportunity comes along that is really special, and you’re reminded of how awesome people in the pinball community can be. Here’s one such story.
I’m a firm believer of being patient in the pinball hunt. I’ve always wanted a Bally Wizard EM. It’s such a great game and has such beautiful artwork. They made a bunch of them so why has it taken so long? Because they’re an A-list game and often command A-list prices and I wanted a good deal. I waited and got more than what I wanted…
Here’s a video I did when I first picked the game up: https://youtu.be/kXVg88WqMIo
It’s not every day when you can get a pinball machine that was in the Pinball Hall of Fame in Vegas, much less something so rare.
I have a game in my collection that is in my “restoration queue” – it’s sitting in the corner of a back room and every time I look at it, I’m reminded I need to pull it out and take a look at it – and I am anxious to do this and share with you what I find. But there are a half dozen games in front of it so I can’t do it right now. But what I can do is tell you how I got it in this latest episode of “Pinball Stories”…