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NORTHWESTERN
Slugger Baseball Game
 195? Edition

Northwestern produced a number of bagatelle/pinball style games from the 1940's-1970's. The early ones consisted of a wooden backing painted with colorful artwork revolving around a particular theme. This was covered with a glass window. The various traps affixed to the board were made of tin. A simple plunger mechanism was used to propel the ball into action. These games came in a variety of sizes. Later on the company switched to a tin backing with a molded plastic shell.

There are 3 variations of the "Slugger" game. The first version has what was then full league of 16 MLB team names printed on either side of the pitcher's mound. The second version omits the team names but otherwise keeps the game artwork intact. The third version is missing the team names and the scenes depicted on the game board are different as well. This particular copy I am offering for sale is the first version.


northwestern slugger baseball game parts

northwestern slugger baseball game parts

The game is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. I have tested the mechanism and it works as it should. There is some light foxing visible on the artwork (mostly in the yellow areas) upon close inspection. No cracks, scratches or chips. I would grade the game 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).


northwestern slugger baseball game parts


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PRICE  $125
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CONDITION GUIDE: 

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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