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 Post subject: Goodyear Baseball Game
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Hi every one
I got this from the same person I got the Pennant BB Game.

Good Year Baseball Game - 1950

There's no apparent maker since the supplier of the games is Good Year.
What's kind of cool about this game are the complements - this is what I would call a "dealer packet"
- to convince the dealer to participate in the promotion.

The "key" to the promotion is the PC's that the dealer purchases to send out as a promotional mailer.
So, when little "Johnny" sees the PC and you get a baseball game? "Daddy, daddy... I want this game
and it's FREE!!!!! Just take the car in for a no charge inspection, and I get the game FREE!!!! Can we,
can we, can we....paleeeeeeeze!"
So, off they go and little Johnny's got a game - wow!

I'll just list the items - the game and promotional stuff - it comes with a heavy stock poster -
but it's for the dealer to get excited about the promotion and not one for customers to see -
the dealer can get them - but no example is in the packet - too bad - the BB related one
would've been cool to have.

The game:

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The PC to the customer:

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Folded up promotional poster to the dealer:

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PC dealer sends to GY to participate in the program and order stuff - like the game which was 8 bucks per 100 games.

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A small promotional leaflet to entice customers to come in:

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The mechanism of the game is clever - when you slide the ball over to a specific pitch and then back to
the "upper right" - where it says "Baseball" - you get an outcome in the middle - if you choose the same pitch
"twice" - the outcome will change.

If a kid screws with the wheels that are interconnected, he might just ruin the game and beg dad to go for
another inspection!
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That's about it - really not much to add - the item is on the forum "list" - but nothing to add since Good Year
didn't let us know who the printer of the game was?

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 Post subject: Re: Goodyear Baseball Game
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Mike, another nice one there. Cool that if you choose the same pitch "twice" - the outcome will change.

Are you planning on displaying all of the promotional items along with the game?

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 Post subject: Re: Goodyear Baseball Game
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Thanx Dave - I doubt it due to space issues.
There's just so much display footage and I'm sure some of my items will be in competition for air time.

When I get to the beginning of the display "era" and thus - finish of the actual renovation, I'll post pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Goodyear Baseball Game
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Hey Mike, exceptional acquisition! Nifty little game for starters, but then that extensive
dealer promo material along with it -- very nice!
We've got the Goodyear game here -- somewhere -- as well as the extremely similar
Highball! game that was used as a promo for PM Whiskey (they're probably both together
in the recesses of the vault, but Win just returned empty-handed... we jeer at people
who lose the rules to games, but we can misplace not just one but two games entirely...)
:oops:
You got your game and the accompanying material from a good and knowledgeable dealer
with whom we've done business before, but we're not sure how can he precisely date it to 1950.
Not saying for a minute that he's wrong, but we don't find a date printed on either Goodyear
Baseball
nor on Highball! nor on any of the Goodyear promotional literature. Late 1940s
to early 1960s has been as good a guess as we've been able to make.
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The different versions of the game promoting completely different companies puts us in mind of
Television Baseball, best known as a promo for Beacon Sales, but which we recall you having
examples of advertising Kendall Polly Gas and King Blended Whiskey, and which has also been seen
promoting Hillerich & Bradsby, Calumet Iron, and the drug Profenil. Versatile!

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