Cadaco has been producing the ETHAN ALLAN ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME since the 1940's. It is in many ways the root of APBA and STRAT-O-MATIC. Very simple to play. You just put the disc in and spin the spinner to get the result of the at-bat.
This is part of the "Travel Edition" series that Cadaco put out during the late 80's / early 90's. They are pretty uncommon.
The card set is overall in EXCELLENT condition. The game contains a complete set of 1989 TRAVEL edition player discs. I have inventoried and inspected the cards and every card has been accounted for. Some minor handling wear but no stains, writing, major creases or tears. Click HERE for a complete list of the players included with this set. I would grade them 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. The game is 100% complete with all of the game components accounted for. The foam eraser shows normal use. Overall I would grade the game parts 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box
is in GOOD condition. It is intact but has gotten crushed.
There are some small tears in the artwork and there is a bit
of writing on the back. I would grade it 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. Cards will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the box. 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. Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps a few may have light stains or other very light handling wear but the vast majority will be close to flawless. 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. Cards will have dented corners and perhaps some may have rubber band wear to the edges. A few cards (less than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the edges (a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains. Perhaps a couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be noted). All card results will be fully readable. Other 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. Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band residue. A couple may be torn and taped back together. All card results will be fully readable. Other 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. Cards are heavily worn and some are badly damaged. Game will be missing parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.