Steve Ritchie's Personal eBay Auction

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Wow!! Very cool and I'm really not a Stern fan or an Elvis fan but
this would be a cool piece to have. I wouldn't know where to start
when it came to him autographing things on the game. Backglass,
Sideart, playfield under apron and maybe inside cabinet? What would
you have him sign if you won the auction?
Lewis
 
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I'd have him sign my forehead if I won the auction. Or was that my
forearm?
 
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I would buy an extra translight to have him sign.

Charlie L.
 
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lewben11@yahoo.com wrote:
> Wow!! Very cool and I'm really not a Stern fan or an Elvis fan but
> this would be a cool piece to have. I wouldn't know where to start
> when it came to him autographing things on the game. Backglass,
> Sideart, playfield under apron and maybe inside cabinet? What would
> you have him sign if you won the auction?

The games I've had him sign have all been signed under the playfield.
lift playfield, bam! signature.
 
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I knew someone would go there - you have the dubious distinction of
being the one! Like every American man my age, mine was forcibly
removed before I was able to put up a fight. In fact, my mother tried
to prevent it, but it was too late - the doctor had already brissed
me...
 

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Does it seem odd the poor guy only has room for 1 pin? Aren't they
paying him enough to buy a few project games for the garage!?!

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> Aren't they paying him enough to buy a few project games for the garage!?!

Why mess with projects when you can build your own from scratch!

Barry - NY
 
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I'd have him sign my bacon and peanut butter grease sandwich :)

(In my best Elvis voice) Thank you!!! Thank you very much!!!
 
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It seems odd to me that he designs games in Chicago and has this game
at his office.

In Hollister, California.

Maybe I just don't know/missed something.

Andrew
 
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>From what I understand, Steve Ritchie is a big dirt bike fan. The
California Off-Road State Park, 'Hollister Hills' is located in
Hollister. I worked on another CA off-road park, Carnegie, and both
are a dirt bikers dream. At one time, I think SR was making a
documentary there, but I could be mistaken.

Like the others said, he is probably just working from home.

Steve
 
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normandie74@hotmail.com wrote:
> It seems odd to me that he designs games in Chicago and has this game
> at his office.
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> In Hollister, California.
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> Maybe I just don't know/missed something.

A lot of the design is done in California. But when it comes time to
put the screws to the wood, THAT'S done in Chicago.
 
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see? The term "better than new" IS real!

" This means that all switches have been adjusted for optimal correct play
and countless other adjustments that translate to smoother and more
satisfying play that assembly line manufacturing can never attain during
production. "


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> all switches have been adjusted for optimal correct play and countless other adjustments

Wow!

Well if you are going to have a guy tweak your game for optimum
play...who better than the designer himself!

Barry - NY
 
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> Wow!! Very cool and I'm really not a Stern fan or an Elvis fan but
> this would be a cool piece to have. I wouldn't know where to start
> when it came to him autographing things on the game. Backglass,
> Sideart, playfield under apron and maybe inside cabinet? What would
> you have him sign if you won the auction?

I'm not a big fan of signatures on anything especially if you can see it in
plain view. But, if I was forced to have him sign something...the bottom of
the cabinet, under the playfield and/or under the apron on the pf and that's
about it

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Mike S.
Kalamazoo, MI

Gameroom: http://tinyurl.com/4hfev
W C S Owner's List: http://tinyurl.com/39cjo
M B Scoop Repair: http://tinyurl.com/9lfu
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deafdumb&blindboy wrote:

>I knew someone would go there - you have the dubious distinction of
>being the one! Like every American man my age, mine was forcibly
>removed before I was able to put up a fight. In fact, my mother tried
>to prevent it, but it was too late - the doctor had already brissed
>me...
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Well, then that sort of makes you "deafdumbblind&forciblyclippedboy", I
guess. ;-)


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Nah, he probably wanted the better looking one! :)

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<seymour-shabow@excite.com> wrote

> man stern didn't even give him a gold one?
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That's the fact - all the manufacturing has traditionally been in
Chicago. So the design can be done anywhere you have a computer. And
Hollister, and the Hollister Ranch area, is a great place to live if
you are into seclusion, dirt bikes, or surfing for that matter - "The
Ranch" is home to miles of privately owned beach with no public access
and world renowned breaks. Plus it's close to Santa Barbara for
anything one might need, but not too close. The only things it is too
close to is Neverland and Vandenburg AFB. Vandenburg because that is
where they fire off large rockets (although the resultant sun dogs are
spectacular) and Neverland, well, that's obvious. But yeah, Hollister
is a great place to live if you can afford to. And I imagine his office
is just a room in his home or something very simple that he can write
off of his taxes.
 
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On 14 Jul 2005 09:38:08 -0700, seymour-shabow@excite.com wrote:

>man stern didn't even give him a gold one?

maybe he chose the original over the gold, i know i would.

Pinlicious ( ...there is no spoon.)
 

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On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 13:03:06 GMT, abc123nospam@iquest.net
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>It's for his own Elvis...
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>http://tinyurl.com/aql3x

Guess he doesn't buy/sell a lot on ebay... ID created in 1999 and no
feedback!
 
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Steve listed a bunch of neat stuff years ago on eBay, a drafting table
he used to design games, hand drawn playfield drawings/diagrams for
several of his games etc. I don't know if any of them ever sold. Alas,
no drawings or diagrams of Rollergames, or I'd have them :)

If I could afford this and had a way to pick it up, I'd be all over it.

I guess I should consider myself lucky having 4 of Steve's pins in my
basement when he only has room for 1!



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Ben wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 13:03:06 GMT, abc123nospam@iquest.net
> (abc123nospam@iquest.net) wrote:
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>>It's for his own Elvis...
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>>http://tinyurl.com/aql3x
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> Guess he doesn't buy/sell a lot on ebay... ID created in 1999 and no
> feedback!
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You have to remember Steve was out here in California when Atari was in
Sunnyvale. Hollister just had the bikers through for a weekend
celebration. I live 10 miles from there and Matt Christiano is just a
short drive south, at Paicines Ranch, home of the Ranch-Fix-A-Thon.

I have games over there, in the San Andreas Brewery. Let me clarify
one thing right off the bat. We're miles away from Vandenberg, Santa
Barbara, and Neverland Ranch! About 175 miles away to say the least.

I have seen Steve on occasion locally but have never spoken with him
when I do. He always seems like a man on a mission. At EXPO I noticed
he spotted me, and I could see he was thinking, "why do I know that
guy?" I love it when I do that to people. People forget that you have
been to thier homes to fix games.

This would be a nice game to grab for even me, but I just blew a bundle
on driveway work and a TSPP. They say timing is everything.

If you could pick your venue to design games, Hollister is the better
place to think, without distractions.

Mario
Pinthetic



Lloyd Olson wrote:
> He works in the industry, it might not be his hobby. Quickest way to get
> stale is not have other interests. LTG :)
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> > Does it seem odd the poor guy only has room for 1 pin? Aren't they
> > paying him enough to buy a few project games for the garage!?!
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> > nomad
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Dude..

HH has a lot to do with why I live in Hollister. For those who don't
know it, I work on my games at home in CA, and also spend a lot of time
at Stern in Melrose Park. You are correct sir. I started a
documentary, but decided against it when I found out how much it would
cost.......So what did you do at Carnegie? Were you a Ranger?
Actually the smokin' dirt bikers' dream is Clear Creek and 1000 bitchin
trails in the Sierras, in the National Forests. Twain Harte, for
instance. Beautiful, rugged, and not so damn many riders. This is my
first post in years, I guess it was time.....
 

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