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The King of the Coin Ops, this is the actual specimen that at one time stood in the most important arcade of all, the vintage locale at Main Street USA in Disneyland. The 1937 Rock-Ola World Series is universally regarded as the finest baseball coin op game ever produced. This state-of-the-art piece is as timeless in design as it is in play. Stunning master of functional furniture is an art deco dream. Topped by a marvelous frosted glass sign set in chrome, it reads simply “1937 World Series.” Peer through the glass inside its mighty rich walnut with matchbook veneer-paneled body and you will see a baseball “field of dreams.” The stands are ornately detailed and the playing field is as green as the Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium. Carnival kids fantasized for a nickel that they were really playing there. Well this true-to-life All-Star game did not disappoint. The scoreboard shows a Yankee-heavy batting roster with Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Carl Hubbell and Bill Dickey among others. The fielding team displays their names painted in white on the green playing field right at their cast iron feet: Ducky Medwick, Luke Appling, Earl Averill, Charlie Gehringer, Dizzy Dean, Bill Terry, and Gabby Hartnett. Finally, the pitcher is ready to wind up. The fielders come to life as they scramble in place to field the batted balls made by the mighty man at the plate you control. The umpire calls balls and strikes, and the game goes on for all eternity. Batters change with the order as the complicated scorecard mechanism records the action to make for competitive play of any combination of boy versus man versus machine. Many of the great collectors have owned a 1937 Rock-Ola World Series: Halper. Merkin. You? Take the chance to have, and be a king in your own court. This is the finest specimen we have ever seen and between us we have seen more than anyone else. This has been magnificently restored by the master coin-op craftsman. It is perfection.
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