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The most popular of the Chester-Pollard sports games is still operated in many arcades. When the steel ball comes to rest in front of a member of your team, quickly push the handle down to propel his leg out and hopefully score a goal. A fumble gives the ball to your opponent. Game is three touchdowns. Made in 1924.

Play Football was produced by Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. in 1924.

Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1924. Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. during the time period Play Football was produced include: Junior Golf, Golf for Two, Play Golf, and Play The Derby


Name Play Football
Developer Chester-Pollard Amusement Co., Inc. (United States)
Year 1924 - 1926
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 4688

Play Football KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Play Football Census

There are 14,831 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Play Football collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Play Football machine for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Drop Coin Here Rubin (ISBN 0-517-532980) Page: 84; Black and white photo Price guide: No
  2. American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines : Identification and Value Guide Ayliffe (ISBN 0896890554) Page: 218; Black and white photo
  3. An American Premium Guide to Jukeboxes and Slot Machines Ayliffe (ISBN 0-89689-082-1) Page: 239; Black and white photo
  4. Collectors Guide to Vintage Coin Machines Bueschel (ISBN 0887407366) Page: 123; Color photo

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2012 1 3,300.00 3,300.00
2015 2 2,880.00 2,880.00
2017 1 4,800.00 4,800.00
2018 2 3,740.00 3,740.00
All Years 6 3,450.00 3,556.67


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