So here is my problem. I purchased a used BOP playfield because the one I have it pretty worn. My BOP is a nice players machine, and I just wanted a playfield that had all the decals on the inserts and perhaps some less wear. Nothing too fancy. From the photos, the one I purchased looked nicer than mine and was a DP so it didn't have the yellowing varnish. When it arrived yesterday and I tore open the box, I was surprised to see that it had the yellow billion heart insert. From what I gathered, this is a relatively rare playfield and possibly a pre-production version. Overall it is in okay shape. The biggest problems are the the inserts need leveling and that something spilled in the bumpers that caused the wood and paint to crackle. Well, now I have the dilemma of what to do with it. If this was nothing special, I'd use it to try my hand at leveling the inserts, slap mylar on them, and play way. For the damaged area in the bumpers, I'd probably do something similar. However, if this indeed a rare playfield, this is something that might be worth much better treatment. I'm definitely no artist, but I do like the mechanics of swapping a playfield (which is the part of this process that I was looking forward to).
So, my questions are: is this a rare PF and what should I do? Just have fun and not worry about it? Sell it to someone who will make proper use of it? Look for someone with a normal PF for a trade?
Opening box and noticing the yellow billion heart -- time to grab the camera:
Quickly cleaned, backlit