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SELCHOW & RIGHTER
Home Team Baseball Game
Selchow & Righter
are best known as the original makers of Scrabble. But during their
100+ year existence they put out a number of different board games.
They did not issue very many sports-themed games. Other than this
baseball game I am only aware of a couple horse racing games and an
auto racing game.
Home Team Baseball was
first issued in 1918. The artwork underwent a
few revisions during the next 45 years or so but the basic game format
remained the same. In the 1950's the original circular wooden player
tokens were replaced with more life-like plastic players. The game
design received a major overhaul in 1964. I believe that was the final
incarnation of the game but it continued to be sold well into the 70's.
The game parts are in
EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT condition. The game is 100% complete with all parts
accounted for. The tokens are still sealed inside the original bag. The
instructions have an spot on them but are otherwise in nice shape. Just
some curling. Overall I would grade the game parts 8-9 on a 10 scale
(see condition guide below).
The game box is in
EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT condition. The lid is in great shape with just a
tiny stains in the upper left corner. Otherwise no stains or writing
and very little shelf wear. The box bottom has suffered some fading but
is otherwise in nice shape. No split corners. I would grade it a 8-9 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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