SPOOKY'S HOBBY SHOP

ED-U-CARD
baseball game 
NEW YORK METS 1961 EDITION





Ed-u-card was a prolific children's card game manufacturer during the 1950's and 1960's.  The company issued numerous sports themed games including a series of baseball games with actual team logos.  

There were actually 2 different versions of the Major League Baseball team endorsed games issued by the company.  The 1st version from 1961 featured a "magic-erase" scoreboard, a paper playing field with the instructions printed alongside, and 2 decks of cards (1 with the logo of the endorsing team and 1 pack of generic cards to represent the opposing team).  The 2nd version removed the 2nd deck of cards and the scoreboard.  

ed-u-card baseball game

The game parts are in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition.  The game includes all the parts that originally came with this edition of the game.  The cards and playing field show some typical light handling and the magic-eriase scoreboard covering is creased.  I assume this came with a "pencil" for use on the magic erase scoreboard but this is missing.  Overall I would grade the game parts 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

ED-U-CARDS BASEBALL GAME BOX

The game box is in VERY GOOD condition.  The previous owner taped the lid shut so there are 2 small tears in the artwork on the sides.  One of the corners has been  mended with clear tape.  The cover art has some light rubbing and some discolorating on the white parts but still has bright colors. The box bottom has 2 split corners and one split along one of the sides.  Overall I would grade the box a 6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).


To see other VINTAGE BASEBALL
GAMES for sale click HERE
SOLD OUT
To reserve the next copy of a presently SOLD OUT item click HERE

CONDITION GUIDE: 

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.

Copyright 2009 - Eric Furman (Spooky's Hobby Shop) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED