× Like us on Facebook About Home Baseball Games Football Games Basketball Games Hockey Games Other Sports APBA Games Strat-O-Matic Games S.I. Games/Statis Pro Games/Avalon Hill Games/3M Games Cadaco Games Other Stat-based Games Tudor-Miggle Electric Football Games Coleco-Eagle/Munro/Gretzky and Other Table Hockey Games Handheld Games Mini Helmets / Pennants Classifieds EMAIL


Talking Baseball Game
 1972 Edition

This was the top of the line for board games back in 1972. Super high tech with it's talking announcer this game was on everyone's Christmas wish list. The game was very popular and was re-packaged in a smaller version as Talking Monday Night Football in 1977. Mattel also produced a Talking Baseball game using the same format.

mattel talking baseball game parts

The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. The game includes all the components that originally came with this edition of the game. The only thing missing is 2 of the team names for the scoreboard (Dodgers and Giants). The instructions and team rosters have some handling wear. Everything else shows only light use.

I have thoroughly tested out the record player and it works as good as can be expected. Keep in mind that these players were not great even when new. They tend to sound "chipmunky" and/or warbley. You need to be sure to use a brand new battery and you need to make sure you have a good connection with the battery terminals. As long as you keep that in mind it will play fine. I tested all the records and except for a few scratchy parts they all play well and all the play results are understandable. Overall I would grade the game parts 8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

mattel talking baseball game box

The game box is in EXCELLENT condition. No stains or writing, no splits or tears. Just some rubbing. I would grade it a 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

See other VINTAGE SPORTS items for sale See other VINTAGE BASEBALL items for sale


Purchase with check / money order Reserve a sold out item


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.

Copyright 2009 - Eric Furman (Spooky's Hobby Shop) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED