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Hall Of Fame
HANDICAP HARNESS RACING
1978 edition



Hall of Fame games put out a number of different horse racing games during the 1970's.  There were 2 basic editions, Horse Racing and Harness Racing.  The company issued the games with different endosements and/or track tie-ins.  For example there are copies of the games titled Belmont Stakes Horse Racing and Hazel Park Harness Racing, as well as copies that were endorsed by William Haughton.  

The games are more complex than your typical spin the spinner and move the horses around the track game, but not quite as detailed as Win Place & Show.  There is an educational aspect that helps players learn how to handicap races for themselves.  If you have an interest in the sport I'm sure you'll enjoy the game.

hall of fame handicap harness racing game parts

This particular copy includes a hand-signed marketing insert.


hall of fame handicap harness racing game parts

The game parts are in NEAR MINT condition.  They include all the parts that originally came with this edition of the game.  The game appears to have never been played with.  Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

hall of fame handicap harness racing game box

The game box is in EXCELLENT condition.  The lid was taped shut with masking tape.  A small piece of tape is affixed on each of the short aprons and a small section of the box bottom.  There are a few small stains on the box bottom as well.  No splits or writing.  The bottom left corner has suffered some denting but nothing too serious.  Box art is very attractive with no stains or writing and minimal rubbing.  I would grade it a 7-8 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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