Black Knight. One of the most iconic and popular pins to ever be released.
As a kid, I remember seeing and playing this game in the local arcade, and it played like crap. It was a bummer, because I remember the double playfield looked so cool.
Fast forward, I bought a Cpr'ed version of this game all done up from someone and everything in it/on it was NEW, it played like a figure skater.
I had needed some money and space at the time, so I listed a few pins, and that BK was one of them. Nobody on pinside wanted to buy it, and it was priced as low as $1800.
I then had someone want to come out and buy a Firepower 2 I had, so that was enough and I decided to keep the BK.
When they came to my house, they looked at the FP2, which was a fine game but then said they didn't want it and wanted the BK instead. Reluctantly, I agreed. If you're reading this, buyer, i'm still sort of pissed you did that.
So, I missed it... and what do you do when you miss something, why.. you find it again. Patiently.
As I do each year, I attended Pinfest. Lots of pins were being scooped up but not a lonely BK missing its backglass for $800. It looked pretty decent otherwise.
I had arranged to pick up a Royal Flush project beforehand with some dude, and when I did, I was really disappointed in it. I joked with a buddy, that I didn't even want to take it home. The buddy then offered to negotiate a trade with cash for BK in the back flea area, and he did just that. $500 and the Royal Flush. Excellent.
I then went to mayfair to haggle for a new backglass. They wouldn't budge $5, but I bought it anyways.
So here is the original condition and here is me ripping into it, because....