ILLCO 1979

One of the few games Pete Rose endorsed while he was still a part of Baseball.  This is a simple pinball-type game. 

illco pete rose score parts

The game is in GOOD condition.  It includes all the original parts except for the instructions.  The scoreboard has suffered some creasing at the top due to improper storage and it has lost one of it's scoring wheels.  The wheel is included with the game so it may be possible to re-attach it.  This scoreboard also serves as the back-board to keep the balls from flying off the game board when you hit them.  It is frayed along the slots where it attaches to the field but will still hold in place when put in place.  Both the pegs that are used to elevate the back of the console are included.  Overall I would grade the game parts 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

illco pete rose score box

The game box is in GOOD condition.  It has a puncture mark in the lid and numerous small stain spots (foxing).  Otherwise it is intact and in decent shape.   I would grade it a 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

I'd recommend that you only buy this game to add it to your collection.  It's not all that much fun.  The pitcher/batter mechanism tends to get hung-up so it's really pretty frustrating to play.  I don't think this is because it's broken, I think it's just not a very well-built game.  

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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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