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HALL OF FAME
Handicap Harness Racing Game
Hall of Fame games put out
a number of different horse racing games during the 1970's. There were
2 basic editions, Horse Racing and Harness Racing. The company issued
the games with different endosements and/or track tie-ins. For example
there are copies of the games titled Belmont Stakes Horse Racing and
Hazel Park Harness Racing, as well as copies that were endorsed by
The games are more complex
than your typical spin the spinner and move the horses around the track
game, but not quite as detailed as Win Place & Show. There is
an educational aspect that helps players learn how to handicap races
for themselves. If you have an interest in the sport I'm sure you'll
enjoy the game.
The game parts are in NEAR
MINT condition. They include all the parts that originally came with
this edition of the game. The game appears to have never been played
with. Overall I would grade the game parts 9 on a 10 scale (see
condition guide below).
The game box is in
EXCELLENT condition. The lid was taped shut with masking tape. A small
piece of tape is affixed on each of the short aprons and a small
section of the box bottom. There are a few small stains on the box
bottom as well. No splits or writing. The bottom left corner has
suffered some denting but nothing too serious. Box art is very
attractive with no stains or writing and minimal rubbing. I would grade
it a 7-8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
(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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