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MATTEL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL
Handheld Electronic Game
Complete In Original Box
The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
series of games was Mattel's attempt to capitalize on the 2nd
generation of electronic handhelds. These were 2-player tabletop models
with improved graphics and much more advanced game play than the 1st
generation of games. No more dots and dashes to represent the players.
These games had symbols that were actually recognizable as human
beings! They were in may ways based on the Mattel Intellivision Video
Game system cartidges that were popular at the time. Unfortunately
there were a lot of problems with the games. Oftentimes the displays
did not function properly and the battery connectors were easily
damaged. And to top it off sales were not great. Too bad because these
games really are great fun to play.
The game console is in POOR
condition. It is currently in non-working condition. When I first put a
battery in it did power up and the screen seemed to be functioning well
but the unit kept shutting off. When I checked the battery connection I
found that it was very loose so I tried to bend the terminals a bit to
make it tighter. Unfortunately this caused one of them to snap off. I'm
sure it could be repaired if you wanted to put the time into it or you
could probably divise a work-around. That said I cannot guarantee it
works as it should since I did not really play it. I think I have
priced it accordingly. Battery cover is present. Cosmetically it is in
good shape exept for fingerprints. I would grade it 1-2 on a 10 scale
(see condition guide below).
The game parts are overall
in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition. The cover of the instructions booklet is
badly creased. Otherwise the rest of the booklet is in good shape. No
stains or writing. Also includes a reference card and the original
inner bubble packing bag. Overall I would grade parts 4-5 on a 10 scale
(see condition guide below).
Box is in VERY GOOD
condition overall. The end flap has some tears and there is a minor
stain on the back. Otherwise no writing or stains. I would grade it 5-6
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 scuffing to the back of the
console. Packing materials, instructions and other paperwork
will show almost no signs of handling. 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.
Console will have more noticable scuffing, maybe
light wear visible on the screen or in the button area.
Paperwork may have some light handling creases.
Packing materials may have a light stain or small chips but will be
intact and free cracking. Boxes will have light
rubbing to the artwork,
some minor creasing, small tears on the flaps or a small stain.
VERY GOOD (5-6):
The game was not especially well cared for but it still has
faired pretty well. Some obvious scuffing from play but all
labels intact and readable. Perhaps a very minor chip on the
edge. Paperwork will have some handling creases and may be
lightly stained or have some writing. Original packing
materials may be damaged but will be intact. Box will have
rubbing, light staining, creasing, small tears, minor
writing and/or a few pieces of tape. Might have a
missing flap. 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. Console will show heavy use but will not be seriously
damaged in any way. May have a few burnt out LED but is
still playable as is. Paperwork will have heavy handling wear
and may be torn and taped back together. Box
may have staining, writing, heavy creases, tears and/or other
structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
Game may be seriously damaged or inoperable.
Paperwork will be badly torn. Box will have major
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