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1930s "Bat-A-Ball" Coin-Op Baseball Game

Lot Number 673

Quantity: Bid Starts: 08/01/2016 12:00:00 
Bid Open: 1500.00  Bid Ends: 08/11/2016 22:00:00 
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This item has a reserve (estimated value $3,000-$7,500).

Plinko, anyone? A half-century before The Price Is Right breathed new life into pegboard parlor games, "Bat-A-Ball" was a pre-war arcade sensation. It involved upshot ping-pong balls plinking their way down to a movable catcher's mitt and then dropped into a chosen point slot. (Or, for those less skilled players, plinking past the mitt and landing randomly.) Rarer than the tabletop version, this impressive monolith stands 6 feet tall, 26" wide and 16" deep. Its instructions read: "1) PLACE COIN IN SLOT - PUSH ALL THE WAY IN - RELEASE COIN CHUTE. 2) BAT BALL WITH RIGHT HAND. 3) CATCH WITH LEFT HAND - TO RELEASE CAUGHT BALL PULL LEFT HANDLE TOWARD YOU." Fully operational EX condition with expected minor wear.


This item is located at our consignor's home in the San Francisco, CA Bay Area. Due to the size/weight, local pick up is strongly encouraged. If shipping, the arrangements will need to be made with a trucking company and the cost will be substantial.

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