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For Sale: 1964 Bally Big Ball Bowler restored by Doc Doom

By Mark_in_PA

1 year ago


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#2 1 year ago

Nice looking and long Bally bowler!

Doc Doom was fond of saying: "Big ball bowlers are like penises - the longer the better!"

I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.

Good luck on your sale!

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Nice looking and long Bally bowler!
Doc Doom was fond of saying: "Big ball bowlers are like penises - the longer the better!"
I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.
Good luck on your sale!

Yeah, he also told me "shuffle alleys are for pussies." Ha, he was a character.

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

I miss Doc. May he rest in peace.

Same here...he was quite the character. He drove the game out from his place in Indiana and stayed a couple of days to install and tweak the bowler. He told great stories and I feel fortunate to get to know him a bit.

#5 1 year ago

Here are exact dimensions:
21' 2 1/2" overall length
40" wide
64" height
consists of 7' lane, 5' lane, 7' lane/pindeck, 2' backbox

Clay's guides have some nice history of the bowler. Doc told me this was the exact base game pre restoration:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/64bally.htm

I believe the 65 is basically the same as the 64 with only slightly different color scheme - the brochure is here:
http://www.pinrepair.com/bowl/65bally.htm

There are YouTube videos out there as well if anyone is interested.

Not interested in trades as I'm moving and downsizing but serious offers welcome especially if you're local.

Thanks guys

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#6 1 year ago

Hey Mark, just wanted to say we're still rockin' the 1958 Trophy Bowler you sold me years ago! It was a pleasure meeting you and hanging out at your house. Good luck with the move. Dave

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#7 1 year ago
Quoted from DsGames:

Hey Mark, just wanted to say we're still rockin' the 1958 Trophy Bowler you sold me years ago! It was a pleasure meeting you and hanging out at your house. Good luck with the move. Dave

Thanks Dave, I appreciate that. Maybe time for an upgrade?

#8 1 year ago

I’d love to buy this, but transportation to AZ would probably cost an arm and both legs

#9 1 year ago

I wish my name was Doc Doom, how cool is that

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#10 1 year ago

Had a few questions PMd so I added some additional details to the ad.

The bowler was restored by Doc in 2009; he delivered and set it up in my walk out basement along with a few friends. It hasn't been moved since.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from Mark_in_PA:

The bowler was restored by Doc in 2009; he delivered and set it up in my walk out basement along with a few friends. It hasn't been moved since.

So you choose to keep the Bally Bowler around over the MBA?
The first version (1963) didn't have the year in the title. Just "Bally Bowler".
Looks identical..

#12 1 year ago

Relooking at your photos as it has been a while ... that is a really beautiful bowler!

#13 1 year ago

Years ago I flew Doc down to do work on my bowler.

He was fun to hang with...What a character!

It was more reliable after He worked on it than most of the 40 pins I had in the gameroom!

And all my pins were HUO...LOL

GLWYS!!!

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#14 1 year ago

I would love this not sure shipping is a good idea

#15 1 year ago

Get this and forget going to the local alley

#16 1 year ago

What a nice looking Bally contact bowler, I can't believe this game is still available, if that were an MBA it would probably have a price of 2-3X this and still be cheap. There can't be more that a a handful of these Bally contact bowlers left, and probably none this nice.

Doc Doom was great. After he died I bought a few remaining Bowlers he had in inventory from his Widow. The bowler I kept for myself was a 1957 United Simplex single player he had in his garage, the rest were in a pole barn so I know this Simplex was special. I think this was probably the last Bowler he went through. And I have never seen another 1 player United Bowler either, as I was told this was a test/prototype from United that didn't work out so well.
Almost every picture you see of Doc has him sitting next to a bowler with a cigarette and usually a beer. There won't be another like him.

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