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Straightaway Auto Racing Game
This game was first issued
with the name "Huggin'
The Rail" in 1948. It was repackaged in 1961 as a TV tie-in show for
"Straightaway" and given a make-over. The basic game format remained
The game parts are in
EXCELLENT condition. The game is 100% complete with all parts accounted
for. I suspect that the die included is not original to the game but it
is the correct type of die (standard 6 sided). There are a few stains
on the instructions. The cars all have nice paint and the lane-locator
is free of cracks. Board is very clean with no cracking, staining or
rubbing and lies almost perfectly flat. Overall I would grade the game
parts 7-8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in GOOD condition. The shows only
light shelf wear, including one split corner, but there is an
inscription written in pencil across it. The box bottom also has an
inscription as well as other writing and has some chipping along the
edges. I would grade it a 4 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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