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Tom Hamilton's Pigskin Football Game
1940s/50s Edition

Tom Hamilton of Navy football fame endorsed this detailed Parker Brothers game. Plays a lot like a war game. You line up your pieces and probe your opponent to find his weaknesses. It originally came out in the 1930's and was re-released with different box art a number of times over the next 20+ years.

I'm not sure exactly what the timeline is for the various editions of this game. As is often the case with vintage games you can't go entirely by the dates and there seems to be some switching and back and forth between the components included with the different editions. I'd say it's safe to say this copy dates to some time from the late 40's to early 50's.

parker brothers tom hamilton's pigskin football game parts

The game parts are in VERY GOOD condition. I have carefully inventoried and inspected the game parts and everything has been accounted for. The instructions show some typical handling wear as do the game cards. Everything else is in good shape. Overall I would grade the game parts 6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

parker brothers tom hamilton's pigskin football game box

The game box is in GOOD condition. It has 2 split corners and some water staining. Not bad though. I would grade it a 4 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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