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Mechanical Baseball Game
Part of a series of pocket
size mechanical games
issued by Epoch during the mid-late 1970's. These were probably made to
cash in on the handheld electronic game fad of the late 1970's. While
there was nothing electronic about them they were similar in size and
graphic design. I believe there were 10 games in the series. Besides
the Baseball game there was a Horse Racing game and an Auto Racing game
as well as a number of more traditional games like Chess and
The game parts are in MINT
condition. The game is
still sealed in the original shrinkwrap (although it looks like
somebody may have poked through the plastic to try it out. Overall I
would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in NEAR
MINT condition. Just some
light shelf wear. No stains or writing. I would grade it a 9 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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