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Electric Baseball Game
 Model 63-B 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 the late 1940's-early 1950's.

jim prentice electric baseball game parts

The game parts are in GOOD condition. The game includes everything pictured. It is missing a couple of the cone-shaped base runner pawns and the pegs used for keeping track of the Balls, Strikes and Outs. I could not get this game to work. I think the battery I used had enough charge in it. The problem could be that the bulbs are all burnt out but I can't guarantee that. It is a very simple game so if you are handy you should be able to get it working but I'm not sure how you would open it up. There are no screws. 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 3 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

jim prentice electric baseball game box

The game box is in VERY GOOD condition. It has one split corner. Otherwise just some light staining in a few spots. These games had only a box lid, no box bottom. The game itself served as the box bottom. I would grade it a 6 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 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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