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Got my first machine today!


By Metalmanmiles

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I got my first pinball machine today, pro football by Gottlieb!

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#2 2 years ago

Standing next to it like a proud father.

#3 2 years ago

Looks a little rough but I'm sure it will clean up nice. I always liked the layout of that game. How does it play?

#4 2 years ago

Nice! Congrats man!

#5 2 years ago

might look rough but I see somebody playing it. congrats. guess well see you around.

#6 2 years ago

give us a shot of the playfield . it looks nice from this angle

#7 2 years ago

Thanks everyone! It plays great, it's a little dirty but it was only 300!

#8 2 years ago

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#9 2 years ago
Quoted from McSirTuna:

Standing next to it like a proud father.

Hahah that's my friend! He's proud of me
Cause this is my first game!

#10 2 years ago

This is me HHaah, my new em wife!

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#12 2 years ago
Quoted from Metalmanmiles:

I got my first pinball machine today, pro football by Gottlieb!

Congratulations!! May you enjoy it in good health.

#13 2 years ago

Sweet!

#14 2 years ago

Always nice to see younger guys buying EMs. Enjoy!

#15 2 years ago

+1 for the sweet shirt as well.

#16 2 years ago

Who needs $12.5K pinball machines when a sub-$500 will do!

Lots of "game" left in these old EMs....congrats!

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from spiroagnew:

Who needs $12.5K pinball machines when a sub-$500 will do!
Lots of "game" left in these old EMs....congrats!

Hell yeah!

#18 2 years ago

Such a fun game! Awesome auto-plunger feature

#19 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

Such a fun game! Awesome auto-plunger feature

Hmm... I never noticed that. I like the center spinner. Reminds me of Harlem Globetrotters.

#20 2 years ago

Congrats, looks like a nice find.

#21 2 years ago

Dude, both of you look like Joe and Hubbs in the Stoned Age, like my Avatar! Nice. Welcome to the club!

#22 2 years ago
Quoted from QuietEarp:

Dude, both of you look like Joe and Hubbs in the Stoned Age, like my Avatar! Nice. Welcome to the club!

Thanks my dude!

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from QuietEarp:

Dude, both of you look like Joe and Hubbs in the Stoned Age, like my Avatar! Nice. Welcome to the club!

Haha! Thank you, dude hahah

#24 2 years ago

You sir are in for a world of fun! Congrats!

#25 2 years ago

For sure! Hey, do any of you all know if the pop bumpers are always supposed to be lit? The bulbs currently in are new but they don't light! Any idea on how we can light them?

#26 2 years ago

I played one a bunch at the ohio show. Good game and a wedgehead is a great start.

#27 2 years ago

From looking at IPDB pics, the pops say 1000 when lit on them. So there must be a way to light them. Maybe one of the lanes at the top. Maybe the vari target.

#28 2 years ago

You might clean the bulb sockets. There could be some corrosion in there.

#29 2 years ago

Nice! Always great to see a new collector in the hobby. Gotta love starting out with an EM as well.

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

You might clean the bulb sockets. There could be some corrosion in there.

Will check on that!

#31 2 years ago

That game reminds me of Williams Olympic Hockey where there are normal score reels but it also keep score for how many pucks you got in the net. I bet this game would be fun in the two player version, Gridiron.

#32 2 years ago

Congrats on your first game! Looks like you're already having lots of fun with it.

If they didn't come with the machine, you'll probably want to order the manual and schematics for the game which will really come in handy for troubleshooting and general information:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/DOC2599

#33 2 years ago

My friend's first game was a pro football. Looks like yours is in better condition then his. Congrats on your first game.
As Ozzy said, "Let the madness, begin"

#34 2 years ago

Welcome to the club and like Jar as Spyro said there is plenty of good games left in these EM's

#35 2 years ago

awesome! congrats and welcome to pinball ownership.

#36 2 years ago

Congrats, start making room for a second and third pin

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from Metalmanmiles:

I got my first pinball machine today, pro football by Gottlieb!

I noticed you said "first pin". Hope you have plenty of space because I predict "more pins".

#38 2 years ago

Congrats, looks like a pretty nice machine!

#39 2 years ago

Rippin the spinner is the best. Enjoy.

#40 2 years ago
Quoted from pinball4ever:

Congrats on your first game! Looks like you're already having lots of fun with it.
If they didn't come with the machine, you'll probably want to order the manual and schematics for the game which will really come in handy for troubleshooting and general information:
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/DOC2599

Those came with it man! We already got them!

#41 2 years ago

A working $300 machine with manuals. can't ask for much more than that

#42 2 years ago

Added some new lights and cleaned some of the playfield up!

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#43 2 years ago

Congratulations! Looks like a great score!

#44 2 years ago

Thumbs. Up it only grows from here on lol

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