Avalon Hill/Sports Illustrated's WIN, PLACE &  SHOW series was 1st released by 3M in their standard vinyl covered long box format back in the 60's.  Avalon Hill reissued it a few times over the years.  It remained pretty much unchanged.  It is a very well thought out simulation of horse racing.  There were a number of companies that put out horse racing games that focused on betting.  This game has a betting aspect to it but you also spend your money as an owner trying to build up a great stock of horses.  This makes the game a lot more challenging than your typical horse racing game. 

sports illustrated win place and show game box

The game is still sealed in the original shrinkwrap.  The wrap has a few tears but not enough that the game could have been removed from the wrapping.  The game box is in NEAR MINT condition.  Just some minor corner wear.  No crushing, staining or writing.  I would grade it a 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

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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 rubbing or dented corners.  Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing.   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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