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How bad is a CPR playfield as Bronze vs. Gold or Silver?

By swampwiz

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    I was wondering just how bad this could be.

    #2 3 months ago

    Personally I always bought the cheapest one I could get and sent it to Kruzman no matter what for him to fix any issues and clear it.

    John

    #3 3 months ago

    Just a quick one: how do you know if you got a gold or other one?? I don’t remember even having the option..

    I have a good colored sticker on it.. is that how you can tell if you have good silver or bronze?

    #4 3 months ago

    That depends upon the title. TOTAN bronzes were particularly flawed.

    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    Just a quick one

    I got a Pinbot btw

    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    Just a quick one: how do you know if you got a gold or other one?? I don’t remember even having the option..
    I have a good colored sticker on it.. is that how you can tell if you have good silver or bronze?

    A stamp on the back side.

    The foil sticker shows that it's an officially licensed Bally/Williams product.

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    #7 3 months ago

    No stamp on mine..

    #8 3 months ago

    I know even the gold Playfields have their detractors, but I’ve always been very happy with them. I’ve spotted some minor flaws in golds I’ve had, but typically had to look hard for them. My buddy bought a bronze playfield that had some visible flaws. For example a section where dust or paint particles where inside the clear. Not atrocious, but certainly noticeable. If you really like the game and/or it’s a valuable title, I’d vote go with the gold!

    #9 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    No stamp on mine..

    If I remember right, early runs weren't graded. I'm not sure when they actually started grading playfields. Once that happened, I think that's when they started adding the grading stamps. My recollection on that is a bit fuzzy, though.

    Then, once they started doing digital printing instead of screen printing, I think that's when they stopped grading.

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    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    No stamp on mine..

    If you have a newer playfield that is not the older screen printed ones it will not have a rating.
    The new digital procedure is considered 99% flawless, per CPR website.
    -Mike

    #11 3 months ago

    I’ve had seen my share of gold that were well below bronze but have had some really nice silver and golds. It’s a crap shoot. Try to see in person before you buy but that’s not an easy option. Than send to Ron and you’ll have a platinum.

    #12 3 months ago
    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    If you have a newer playfield that is not the older screen printed ones it will not have a rating.
    The new digital procedure is considered 99% flawless, per CPR website.
    -Mike

    Hawhawhaw.

    No it isn't. Someone posted a Flash Gordon playfield a few weeks ago that had streaks in it like an inkjet having a bad day.

    #13 3 months ago

    Early CPR PF's did not have a grade stamp. The new digital do not. This is a new digital with insert problems.

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    #14 3 months ago

    CPR silver. No issues

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    #15 3 months ago

    99% of people here couldn't tell the difference if you put all 3 in front of them randomized the order and asked them to pick which PF is what grade.

    #16 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vin-bot:

    How do you know if you got a gold or other one?

    Quoted from NPO:

    99% of people couldn't tell the difference if you put all 3 in front of them in randomized order and asked them to pick which is what grade.

    I heard that only Olympic judges can tell gold from silver or bronze.

    #17 3 months ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    Hawhawhaw.
    No it isn't. Someone posted a Flash Gordon playfield a few weeks ago that had streaks in it like an inkjet having a bad day.

    You must of got the 1% flawed playfield
    -Mike

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    You must of got the 1% flawed playfield
    -Mike

    I saw that one in person and was WTF. And there was a new Cheetah there that was drop dead perfect. I don't get the difference in the clear quality.

    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    You must of got the 1% flawed playfield
    -Mike

    And I'm doing the swap on the FG once the re-clearing is done.

    #20 3 months ago

    I’d take a bronze silkscreened playfield over a digital print playfield, given the choice.

    #21 3 months ago
    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    The new digital procedure is considered 99% flawless, per CPR website.
    -Mike

    Quoted from gdonovan:

    Someone posted a Flash Gordon playfield a few weeks ago that had streaks in it like an inkjet having a bad day.

    Quoted from Grizlyrig:

    You must of got the 1% flawed playfield
    -Mike

    The thing about digital is there isn't a lot of wiggle room; I think we all got a FG with the streak in it.

    #22 3 months ago

    This thread makes me want to unbox and stare at my two gold playfields.

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    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    This thread makes me want to unbox and stare at my two gold playfields.
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    I’ve done that, but mainly just to admire them. Let’s be honest, it’s awesome that these existing at all!

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