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JIM PRENTICE 
ELECTRIC FOOTBALL GAME
MODEL 503 edition



Starting with the Electric Baseball game that he designed for Parker Brothers in the early 1930's, Jim Prentice produced a string of Electric sports games throughout the middle of the 20th century.  In addition to the Baseball game he made a Football game, a Basketball game and an Auto Racing game (called Whiz Raceaway).  There were a number of different versions of each of these.   As you would expect for that pre-computerized era, the electronic aspect of the games is very basic, but the games are still fun to play.  

This one dates to the late 1950's-early 1960's.

JIM PRENTICE ELECTRONIC FOOTBALL GAME PARTS

The game parts are in GOOD condition.  It includes all the pieces that originally came with this edition of the game.  I could not get this game to work.   I think the battery I used had enough charge in it.  The problem is likely that the motor in the spinner is burnt out.  It is a very simple game so if you are handy you should be able to replace the motor and get it working.  Cosmetically the game is in very nice shape with no stains or writing and no corrosion on  the battery terminals.  It would display very well.  Overall I would grade the game parts 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

JIM PRENTICE ELECTRONIC FOOTBALL GAME BOX

The game box is in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition.  It has some staining and chipping at the left edge of the lid.  Otherwise the lid is in good shape with minimal shelf wear and no split corners.  The box bottom looks like it may have suffered some shelf wear but I am not sure.  It could just be that the box had a rough texture to begin with.  Overall I would grade it a 4 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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