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 Post subject: Please help me identify this 1948 Baseball game! Thanks!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Hi, I'm new here (great site!), and have a game that I picked up a couple of months ago.
I've tried to find some info on it, but have had no luck. I bought it from a friend in Dallas, Texas,
who told me that his friend was actually the fellow who designed and distributed the game.
I'm going to try and add a couple of pics to the post here. Any info, as regards value, etc,
would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Mike

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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identify this 1948 Baseball game! Thanks
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Howdy, Mike, welcome to the Forum and thanks for your questions!
There's not an awful lot we can tell you about the game that you don't already know,
although you could potentially help us out with some information.

The Peerless Big League Baseball is a very tough acquisition, we can tell you that much --
we've seen only a handful of examples in our many years of collecting and research.
All have been in outstandingly nice condition, including the box, which is a curious thing
and makes us wonder how many were actually sold and played with or just remained
warehoused. We haven't seen one surface for at least four or five years until now.
One of the regular contributors (currently on home-renovating hiatus) to this Forum
owns a nice example -- perhaps he'll be along shortly to add some insight.

As for market value, the few examples we've seen sell have gone for between about
$50. and $100., again all in really sweet shape. As we always say, in case you're thinking
of selling it on-line, "ya never know at auction" -- could fizzle, could go nuts.

Here's how you could help us: we're always looking for information on game designers
(usually anonymous) and extinct companies. Could you find out, from your friend,
the name of the game's designer / distributor? Is that fellow still alive? (Excuse the
slightly rude question, but we'd suspect he must be near 90 or more.) We'd be grateful
for any information whatsoever in that vein, and for any way to contact him (providing
it wouldn't require the use of a Ouija board). Thanks for any assistance you can give us!
And congrats on a fine acquisition! Do you collect vintage tabletop baseball games
in general, may we ask, or was this a more unusual addition to whatever sports memorabilia
you collect?

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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identify this 1948 Baseball game! Thanks
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Thanks for the info. Anything helps me on this one! I'll talk to my buddy and get all of the information I can on it,
and post it here. Thanks again for the help!
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Please help me identify this 1948 Baseball game! Thanks
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Wow!
That's in pristine condition and like mine doesn't appear to have ever been played with.

I - unfortunately - haven't anything to add at this time.
I'll have to say, it's one of my larger board games - box is a whopping 20+X20+"

I'm in the process of storing my games right now - have 171 cataloged - not sure what the final number will be
- all of the large games are accounted for - I believe - so it'll only be the smalls.

On the game's designer? The game has a '48 copyright - but may have actually been produced in the 50s?

But, still, even if the designer was a savant - a la Jim Prentice - he/she would be in their 90s?
Would be great to talk to that person. If from Dallas - I'll be glad to make the trek.

Great game Mike!

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