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Tru-Action Electric Baseball Game
There were a number of
different versions of the Tudor Electric Baseball game created during
it's production run. The early Tru-Action games had the pitcher hurl a
magnetic "ball" at a metal representation of a batter and backstop. The
batter would then try hit the backstop from behind with a spring-loaded
bat causing the ball to fly off into the field. The more recent
baseball game replaced this mechanism with a more traditional mounted
This is the early 1970's edition of the game with the team names listed
on the grandstands. It was the only time that Tudor had the rights to
use Major League Baseball team names on it's products. There were 2
versions produced. The 1st version had the Senators and Pilots included
as 2 of the teams, the 2nd version was updated to reflect those teams
changing to the Rangers and Brewers. This is the 2nd version.
The game parts are in NEAR
MINT-MINT condition. As you can see from the pics the game was never
played with. All the parts are just as they would have come from the
factory. Even includes the wood-grain paper bag they were stored in.
The only flaw I can see is there is just a hint of tarnishing on the
board in a few spots if you look very closely. Overall I would grade
the game parts 9-10 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY
GOOD condition. This is the Sears edition of the game. It comes in a
plain brown box rather than the box with the artwork that you would buy
in a store. There is some foxing on the box (small brown spots) and the
top flap is torn. I would grade it a 5-6 on a 10 scale (see condition
(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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