E.E. Fairchild was a big player in the toys and games industry during the mid 20th century. This Baseball game was first issued during the 1940's and stayed in circulation for some time afterwards. It was originally known as "Little League" Baseball but that monicker was shortened to "Baseball". The company kept the same cover art and simply removed the Little League phrase. The cover art was later changed.
The game parts are in NEAR MINT condition. The game was never played with. The player pawns are still sealed inside the original wax paper baggie. It includes all the parts that originally came with this edition of the game. One of the game cards has suffered some tanning from being on the bottom of the deck and pressed against the untreated box bottom for all these years. Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. It has nice bright colors and is free of splits. There are a few light creases near the corners from stacking and a few light stains. I would grade it a 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
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.