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PARKER BROTHERS
3 in 1 BASEBALL / football / checkers GAME
1957 edition



Parker Brothers issued a number of different baseball related games over the years.   This was one of the earliest with the oldest version dating to 1920's.   The baseball version was initially sold on it's own under the name "College Baseball".   It was then packaged with a football game and checkers as a "Double Game Board" then again re-branded as "3 games in 1".  The artwork for the game changed a number of times during the 30+ years it was produced.  It remained basically the same though - a simple dice-drived game. 

parker brothers baseball football checkers parts

The game parts are in EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT condition.  The game is 100% complete with all parts accounted for.  It appears that the football game was never played as the game requires you to stick pins in the board to mark your progress on the field and there are no pin holes evident.  The other game boards likewise look unused.  Overall I would grade the game parts 8-9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

parker brothers baseball football checkers box

The game box is in VERY GOOD condition.  There are a few faint water spots, a few scuffs on the edges and corners and one corner has been mended with masking tape. On the whole though it's in nice shape with bright colors and no writing or significant creasing.  I would grade it a 6 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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