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Following World War II, Chicago Coin produced the most fabulous basketball theme coin-op game ever made. Professional basketball was in its infancy and the company's creation - this "Basketball Champ" machine - was much more fun than most of the many pinball machines that also sought to tempt anyone with five cents to spare. This is one of the very rare, surviving examples of a truly memorable, classic game. For one nickel the player gets 15 shots at the basket. Scoring ranges from "rookie" to "champ" (11 or more baskets). The shooter rotates to get a ball and turns to the basket. The other player moves continuously to block the shot. The Art Deco-design oak cabinet has a feel of being older than even its actual 1947 vintage. The fixture stands complete with its quaint, front-mounted ashtrays, placed to preserve the finish on the top against too-absorbed smoker/players who didn't watch their ashes! Measures 50" x 28" x 78" in total.
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1947 Chicago Coin "Basketball Champ" Coin-Op Arcade Game
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