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EPOCH BOOK GAMES 
BASEBALL GAME 1977




Part of a series of pocket size mechanical games issued by Epoch during the mid-late 1970's.  These were probably made to cash in on the handheld electronic game fad of the late 1970's.   While there was nothing electronic about them they were similar in size and graphic design.  I believe there were 10 games in the series.   Besides the Baseball game there was a Horse Racing game and an Auto Racing game as well as a number of more traditional games like Chess and Backgammon.  

Epoch Baseball Game 1977

The game parts are in MINT condition.   The game is still sealed in the original shrinkwrap (although it looks like somebody may have poked through the plastic to try it out.  Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

Epoch Baseball Game 1977

The game box is in NEAR MINT condition.  Just some light shelf wear.  No stains or writing.  I would grade it a 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

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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.

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