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Joker Poker EM Value

By Crispin

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Hoping to get an idea of what this pin would be worth today. Game fully works with new plastics, rubbers, pop bumper bodies and skirts. Playfield has arch wear and a couple of inserts are just starting to wear at the top of the keylines. The cab is solid but the head has brackets added on the back and the previous owner painted white latex paint over the front frame of the head. I was able to remove it to reveal the original color with the grey speckles on the top and 2 side pieces but the bottom piece never had its marquee painted underneath the latex?
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#2 1 year ago

I don't have a clue as far as value on this one but putting "some logic" to an educated guess since the SS version is the most popular Gottlieb System 1 machine (or at least one of the most popular system one machines) and they are bringing pretty decent money with around 9000 units produced I would think an EM with only around 800 units built would be worth a fair amount more than the SS. So just "guessing" I would think in the $3500 to $5000 range depending on how bad a buyer wanted it. My estimate might be a little high but I think that range would be close? These days it is really hard to say where prices are at - between this Coronavirus mess and so much other shit going on prices seem to be all over the place lately.

#3 1 year ago

Thanks for taking the time Skip, much appreciated!

#4 1 year ago

You might want to check with John Dayhuff - he has a good bit of experience with some of the harder to find machines and has been around the hobby for a long time.

#5 1 year ago

I think you are WAY on the high side thinking $3500. It's a good game, but only a good game. It should be worth more than a SS version of the game being the more rare EM. But 800 of a "version" isn't like the Evel Knievel EM or Charlies Angels EM that fetch very high money. There were still 800 of these made . Honestly, if someone offers anything close to $2K for this game and you are really looking to sell it you should accept. A few years back I would have put this closer to $1K, but people today like to collect the more unique games and will pay more.
I always thought Asteroid Annie was the best system one, that's my opinion. But again, you know what Clint Eastwood said about opinions.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from athens95:

I think you are WAY on the high side thinking $3500.

Good or bad play is an opinion not what determines value, it's availability (units made) vs demand (currently high) vs Condition at the time of sale.

Last one I saw for sale in good condition sold for $3500.00 and this was over a year ago and only goes up in value if condition is very good to excellent.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from athens95:

I think you are WAY on the high side thinking $3500. It's a good game, but only a good game. It should be worth more than a SS version of the game being the more rare EM. But 800 of a "version" isn't like the Evel Knievel EM or Charlies Angels EM that fetch very high money. There were still 800 of these made . Honestly, if someone offers anything close to $2K for this game and you are really looking to sell it you should accept. A few years back I would have put this closer to $1K, but people today like to collect the more unique games and will pay more.
I always thought Asteroid Annie was the best system one, that's my opinion. But again, you know what Clint Eastwood said about opinions.

just curious what you put the value of asteroid annie? w/211 made and 90% shipped outside the US. don't come up for sale very often. i also agree AA is the in top 3 System 1's

#8 1 year ago

I would not consider a nice AA worth $5k
BTW, I own number 203 of 211. But not for sale.
Way more desirable and lower production that and EM JP

#9 1 year ago

Despite its production run of 800, it doesn’t come up for sale often and seems to command $3k+ prices consistently.

Mine was almost as nice as this one and cost $3k in 2015, and I just sold it for the same amount.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from athens95:

I would not consider a nice AA worth $5k
BTW, I own number 203 of 211. But not for sale.
Way more desirable and lower production that and EM JP

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#11 1 year ago

So, I guess the best way to find out what it’s worth is to list the game and see who is interested. Start high and come down I guess.

Seems like there are a few here thinking over $3k, I personally think this is very much on the high side but I also remember what pins cost 20-30 years ago.

Possibly I need to raise the prices on my games when I sell them

#12 1 year ago

BTW, nice AA lineup. Now, that’s one you really don’t see often

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Good or bad play is an opinion not what determines value, it's availability (units made) vs demand (currently high) vs Condition at the time of sale.
Last one I saw for sale in good condition sold for $3500.00 and this was over a year ago and only goes up in value if condition is very good to excellent.

Quoted from leckmeck:

Despite its production run of 800, it doesn’t come up for sale often and seems to command $3k+ prices consistently.
Mine was almost as nice as this one and cost $3k in 2015, and I just sold it for the same amount.

Thanks EM-PINMAN and leckmeck for your help. I read in a thread from 4 yrs ago someone give a range of 3500 to 5k like Skip posted. Yes Athens95 I love the look and the sounds of Asteroid Annie but I run across them every now and then. Hell Boilerman is breeding them in Oxford! You don't see the EM JP for sale as much with 4x the amount of production.

#14 1 year ago

i would say $3k, i've seen two sell in that range.

#15 1 year ago

Game looks sweet. Obligatory wish you were closer.

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