Chicago Cubs Pinball Forever!

Playfield Restoration,Shop Notes 4 May 2017 | Comments Off on Chicago Cubs Pinball Forever!

As a Chicago native and diehard Cubs fan, the boss had to pick up this game when we came across it two years ago. This Chicago Cubs Triple Play pinball machine was in good shape, but we knew we could make it look great. Now it’s fully restored, and it looks amazing!
We just sent this ultimate collectible home with another serious fan, but you can still check it out here. Go, Cubbies!

Gottlieb came out with this game in 1985, and produced 1,365 machines. (IPDB)

Gottlieb came out with this game in 1985, and produced only 1,365 of the machines. (IPDB)

The game promised a challenging mix of skill shots and baseball fielding strategies, and a display that allows players to see their initials on Wrigley's scoreboard.

But what’s more remarkable than the rarity of this game is its superb shape, with a cabinet that’s in mint condition and a perfectly clearcoated playfield.

Chicago sports and pinball have a long history.

Chicago sports and pinball have a long history, since all the major pinball manufacturers were based in the Windy City. There have been pinball games for the Bears, the Blackhawks, Frank Thomas, a limited-run Michael Jordan, and even “Space Jam.”

This game came out one year after the Cubs won the pennant, the first time they'd won anything in four decades.

This game came out one year after the Cubs won the pennant in 1984, the first time they’d won anything in four decades.

We were hoping this machine might bring a little magic to the Cubbies last year.

We were hoping this machine might bring a little magic to the Cubbies last year.

Lo, and behold, 2016 was the year of dreams. We had a commemorative plaque made!

Lo, and behold, 2016 turned out to be the year of dreams.

This game has been beautifully restored, with a playfield that was touched up and then clearcoated for a perfect, glossy shine.

This game has been beautifully restored, with a playfield that was cleaned and then clearcoated for an indestructible, perfect, glossy shine.

We installed LEDs throughout the machine. It has new rubber bands and custom touches, too, including Super Bands and color-coded post rubbers.

We installed LEDs throughout the machine. It also has new silicone bands throughout, and Super Bands for the flippers.

We put on new pop bumper bases and caps, too, and new drop target stickers as well.

We put on new pop bumper platters and caps, and new drop targets and decals as well.

Take this machine home today, or we can ship it to you. This is a Cubs' fan's dream!

This machine is a Cubs’ fan’s dream!

 

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