Quoted from o-din:
Thinking back, when I first started buying games, a Fireball, a Klondike, and an EM Joker Poker were some of the memorable games I did play when I was young and looked to acquire one of each.
At first it looked to be a daunting task especially the EM Joker Poker, but I had played one at the local community college walking home from high school and I remembered it well. Used to win a bunch of free games so my quarter went a long way.
Soon a beat up Klondike and Fireball appeared on CL so I grabbed them and proceeded to make them work and play the heck out of them. Then I got a German Fireball and soon after a collector quality original Fireball.
Somewhere in between Mr68 hooked me up with a HUO EM Joker Poker.
In the end none of these stayed around too long as others wanted them and reality is it wasn't too long before they were no longer that fun to play for one reason or another. So what I thought at one time were "A" titles became "C"s at best and those pictured above are now my true "A" titles that have never gotten old to play. But I did get it out of my system and I will say this hobby has been very very good to me!
Ah...to be an old schooler and have a chance to play so many titles over the years. When I go to the pinball expos, I go straight to the ems..there’s still so many that I haven’t played that I’d like..thinking of going to the pin museum in Seattle soon..they have an assortment..even if their traffic really sucks..