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ALL-FAIR / E.E. FAIRCHILD
Baseball Game For Young America
E.E. Fairchild was a big
player in the toys and games industry during the mid 20th century. This
Baseball game was first issued during the 1940's and stayed in
circulation for some time afterwards. Originally known as
"Little League" Baseball, that monicker was shortened to simply
"Baseball", but the cover art remained the same. Later editions changed
the cover art as well.
The game parts are in NEAR
MINT condition. The game was never played with. The player pawns are
still sealed inside the original wax paper baggie. It includes all the
parts that originally came with this edition of the game. One of the
game cards has suffered some tanning from being on the bottom of the
deck and pressed against the untreated box bottom for all these years.
Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition
The game box is in VERY
GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. It
has nice bright colors and is free of splits. There are a few light
creases near the corners from stacking and a few light stains. I would
grade it a 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
(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
or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have
the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8):
The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of.
some light handling creases or other signs of
careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or
corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or
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
rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners,
minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major
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
condition. Box may have staining, writing, split
dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
Game will be missing
parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and
be missing aprons or badly torn.
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