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Rocket Hockey Game 1979 Gretzky Edition
Mattel produced a few
different versions of Rocket Hockey during the 70's and 80's. They are
all the exact same game. The only difference is the box art and that
the 2nd version is endorsed by Wayne Gretzky. The original came out in
1978, the Gretzky version the following year.
The game parts are in VERY
GOOD condition. I have carefully inventoried and inspected the game
parts and everything has been accounted for with the exception of the
little plastic piece that holds the "puck" steady while you are winding
it up. The game works fine without this though. You just need to be
careful it doesn't fly off and smash a window or something.... The game
instructions have some light handling wear and there is some general
wear to the game from normal use. Overall I would grade the game parts
6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY
GOOD condition. There is a tear in the cover art where it appears that
something was removed and the box bottom has some staining. I would
grade it a 5 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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