One of the games from the earliest group of Avalon Hill titles dating to the late 50's / early 60's. It was the company's first outing into the sports genre. Many of the early titles were re-issued a number of times but this game saw only one re-issue (in 1965) and was discontinued in 1971. The second issue had different car specs from the first.
The game parts are in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. The game has been verified to be 100% complete with all the parts that were originally included in this edition of the game accounted for. Most of the vehicle cards show only light handling wear with a couple having a small fingerprint stain or two. The board has some warp to it but that can be flattened out. The cars are all in nice shape as are the "wet" markers and the instructions. Overall I would grade the game parts 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box
is in GOOD condition. The lid has 1 split corner, some
soiling and some edge and corner wear. The box bottom has 4
split corners and a small split on one of the long aprons.
Overall I would grade the box a 3-4 on a
scale (see condition guide below).
MINT (10): I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9): Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of. Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6): The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well. Game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage. Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is. Game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition. Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable. POOR (1-2): Only suitable to fill a space in your collection. Game will be missing parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.