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OFFICIAL Baseball Game
 1972 Edition

This was Milton Bradley's 1969 attempt at a replay game. Since it is geared towards kids it is very simple compared to Strat-O-Matic or APBA but adults can still have fun with it. It features cards with photos of tons major league players. Each player card has a 2-12 dice roll chart on it's reverse to draw the play results from. The game was re-issued in 1972 with a different player card set. Milton Bradley also issued a much smaller, but similar game, called Official Baseball Card Game in 1970.

milton bradley official baseball game card 1972

milton bradley official baseball game card 1972

The card set is overall in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition.  This is a complete set of 1972 edition player cards. I have inventoried all the cards and compared them to my roster list and I can say for sure that this is a complete set. There are a handful of cards that have heavy creases or light stains but on the whole the set looks like it wasn't used much. Overall I would grade the cards 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

milton bradley official baseball game parts 1972

The game parts are in VERY GOOD condition. The game includes a complete set of player cards and team cards, 8 wooden markers, 2 dice, play selector screen and rulebook as well as the original inner packing materials. The field has suffered caving from having some game parts stacked on top for all these years. The instructions show light handling but no stains or writing. The selector screen is intact, not torn in half as is often the case with this game. Overall I would grade the game parts 6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

longball baseball game box 1972

The game box is in GOOD condition. All 4 corners have split and there are some stain spots in places. That said the cover art is not in bad shape and if you wanted to go through the trouble of repairing the box it would not make a bad display piece. In it's present condition I would grade it a 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

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Do you know that sinking feeling when you are in the middle of replaying a season or sequence of games only to find that the card for one of the key players is missing?  Well I have thoroughly inventoried this set and compared it to the roster list so you can be assured that you won't get that feeling while playing with this set. I am not of the opinion that a simple card count will do. The sets often came with missing or duplicate cards from the factory, and who knows what the original owner may have done with them in the course of playing with them....  Be sure to ask your card seller if they have in fact verified that the card set is complete by comparing it to the original roster list.  

I have also carefully inspected each and every card in order to determine the condition grade I have given to this set.  I do not feel that a cursory flipping through of the cards is adequate to determine the condition of a set - it is too easy to miss something.  Once again -  I would suggest asking your card seller to verify that they have done a careful inspection of the condition of all the cards in the set before putting their grade on it.


MINT (10):
 I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9): Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played. Cards will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the box. 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 taken care of well. Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps a few may have light stains or other very light handling wear, but the vast majority will be close to flawless. 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 fared pretty well. Cards will have dented corners and perhaps some may have rubber band wear to the edges. A few cards (less than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the edges (a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains. Perhaps a couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be noted). All card results will be fully readable. Other 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 perfectly playable. Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band residue. A couple may be torn and taped back together. All card results will be fully readable. Other 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. Cards are heavily worn and some are badly damaged. 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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