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Old 11-06-2022, 10:01 PM
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Default Vintage Baseball Vending Machine

Anyone seen similar ones? Thoughts on value?
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:53 AM
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I owned a similar machine for many years. It is a Topps Vending machine. Ment to be filled with vending boxes.
The Value has 2 components. First the machine itself is. Dose it function? ( I used to keep it filled with cards, and keep nickels on the top). Then general condition. The stand is often damaged or missing ( like this one) also looks like rust has set in. And parts are missing.
The second component is the display card. Mine was from 1959 ( no I didn't keep 59's in it, more like 79's) one compartment was baseball one Western Stars and can't remember 3rd. Your card looks like a McHale's Navey that has some baseball taped on. I don't think the tape stains can be cleaned completely.
I think given shape of both components the price is more than I would pay. Gonna be a labor of love to restore completely. But if you want it just as a display, simple sanding and paint might make it look pretty nice. And Cleaned up the McHale Navy card should look sharp.
But I think, in top condition a topps vending machine with stand and a decent back card is worth $400-$600. I sold mine about 10 years ago I think for $350. So I have allowed for fact that Market might have changed. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:42 AM
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Default Topps Vending Machine

In that condition, I think $75-100 would be fair. It's a neat item, though, and as Jonathan noted, the McHale's Navy back is pretty interesting.
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Old 11-07-2022, 01:00 PM
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very cool looking piece
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Old 11-07-2022, 01:38 PM
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I wouldn't hesitate at $200.
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Old 11-07-2022, 09:49 PM
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$150? Get it. When will you see another?

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Old 11-08-2022, 02:40 PM
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At my age now, I need to sell things and downsize. However, if I were in my 30's to 40's, I would not hesitate to buy it. Probably even at the $150.00 tagged price.
Great man cave item!
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Old 11-08-2022, 05:50 PM
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Heavy red metal with thick glass..... looks like the front piece from one of these machines. I bought it in Ohio around 40 years ago without the cards which I added back then just guessing what year it could be. Cards werent worth much back then, probably a lot more now LOL
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:01 AM
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That piece is freaking awesome!
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:42 AM
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Wish i had the man cave space for it. Certainly a nice piece. If anyone is located in NY shoot me a message I'll tell you where to find it!
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Old 11-09-2022, 01:27 PM
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Heavy red metal with thick glass..... looks like the front piece from one of these machines. I bought it in Ohio around 40 years ago without the cards which I added back then just guessing what year it could be. Cards werent worth much back then, probably a lot more now LOL
Rocky Nice piece. I think it might be earlier than 63. The reason I say that is the 7 cards for a 5 cents. Most of the cards I have seen were 6 cards for a nickel. Either way it is a very nice display. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 11-09-2022, 02:57 PM
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Hey thanks….. you may be on to something there although the slots would only fit cards from 1957 and up at least baseball ones …. I remember as a kid actually buying Mars Attacks from a vending machine at the Super Giant near my house in Maryland….. still have them but they didn’t stay “mint” …..
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Old 11-12-2022, 12:13 AM
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I have way too much stuff, and I sold my Topps collection years ago, but if I saw that somewhere I wouldn't be able to get to the cash register fast enough to ask them to please take my $150.
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Old 11-12-2022, 03:31 PM
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Found a picture of my old vending machine. Notice mine says 6 cards for a nickle vs Rockey's card which is 7 cards for a nickle. You can see from picture that it is still attached to the original stand and it was quite heavy. I keep checking up on this thread to see if someone brings this labor of love home.
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Heavy red metal with thick glass..... looks like the front piece from one of these machines. I bought it in Ohio around 40 years ago without the cards which I added back then just guessing what year it could be. Cards werent worth much back then, probably a lot more now LOL
Cool piece!
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:19 PM
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Great vending machine!
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:27 PM
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I own 4 or 5 vending machines. In my opinion ( for what it’s worth) I think that has great value at 150. I would be interested in it if your looking to flip it.
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:57 AM
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wow would actually love to see more pictures of different vintage vending machines
Many cool pieces
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:51 AM
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Default 1950's Premiere Card/Gumball Machine

In original condition - never been used - NOS
Topps cards are authentic.
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Old 11-27-2022, 02:48 PM
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Mic drop?!
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:11 PM
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Amazing. Tell me the machine is still loaded with cards.
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Old 11-28-2022, 11:11 AM
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Amazing. Tell me the machine is still loaded with cards.
That would have been amazing - but no cards were in the machine.
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That piece is awesome!
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Is it true the Oak vendors didn't come out until 1956? I've read that several times. I've never seen one with cards earlier than '56.

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Old 12-06-2022, 12:03 PM
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I've got a few machines, the shipping can often run almost as much as the machine. I wouldn't hesitate for a second on this one at that price if I could carry it out and not pay for shipping.
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That piece is awesome!
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:47 PM
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Is it true the Oak vendors didn't come out until 1956? I've read that several times. I've never seen out with cards earlier than '56.
Chris -
Yes they were manufactured in 1956. I have owned several of these Premiere Gumball Card Machines and just thought the 1955 Topps would look good.
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