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Leslie's Perfection
Base Ball Game
Leslie's Perfection Base Ball Game
Maroon box edition

Leslie's Base Ball Game Play Card
Leslie's Base Ball Game Play Card


  1909 Perfection Novelty and Advertising Co. Leslie's Base-Ball Game
 
1909 Leslie's Base-Ball Game
 1913 Leslie's Base-Ball Game
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1913
  • MANUFACTURER - Perfection Novelty and Advertising Co.
  • SIZE -  11" x 14" (box)
  • GAME PIECES
    "Base Ball Diamond" (board11"x14")
    Scorecard (7"x13")
    Deck of cards (84)
    Players (7- wooden pegs)
  • PRICE GUIDE - $200.00 - $450.00
    Good - Very Good+ Condition
 
 
NOTES:
 
    Copyrighted in 1909 the Perfection Novelty and Advertising Co. manufactured and distributed Leslie's Baseball Game in 1913. The game, as printed on the cover sheet had a retail Price of $1.00. Leslie's Perfection card game was also made available through a mail order, "Postage paid by Parcel Post," from the company located at 607 Columbia BLDG, Cleveland, Ohio.

 Leslie's Base Ball Game consists of a large 11x14, "Base Ball Diamond." This is the playing board to the game that resides at the bottom of the box. Game pieces includes "Baseball players and umpires" that are represented by wooden pawn like markers, a fifty-six page score book and 84 playing cards. The most complete game to have surfaced in the market has 7 markers. The cards are neatly housed in a dark green case. There are at least two editions of this game, one having a maroon colored case, and 85 cards.

 The top of the instruction sheet reads: "We want every fan to see the Leslie Base Ball Card Game Played." To play the game you first fill out the line ups in the scorecard, and after shuffling your cards the Umpire shouts "Play Ball." The person keeping score calls the man's name who is at bat. The person shuffling the cards the turns over a card. Whatever reading matter shows on the card turned over applies to the latter, or men on bases, and tells how they got on bases, or how they are put out. After each three innings the cards are well shuffled. The game is played with the use of the diamond at the bottom of the box using the wooden pegs to represent the men on bases, advancing or taking them off as the cars may specify.

 The game has a copyright of 1909, but as stated at the bottom of the instruction sheet It was "placed before the public for the first time in 1913." The instruction sheet suggest that the delay in distributing the game was that the "game took Mr. Leslie, the inventor, some years to perfect, and he played over 10,000 games before he was satisfied that he had it mathematically and scientifically correct."

 It is noted that the great future Hall of Fame pitcher Christie Mathewson played the game with Mr. Leslie, and said "It was the most wonderful and interesting ball game before the public." Ty Cobb also gives his endorsement by stating; "Mr. Leslie, you have a fortune in this game. I never played a game that was as scientific and mathematically correct, and where 9 innings could be played in 10 to 12 minutes, bringing out every feature of the game."

 The game also notes: "An interesting way to play the the Leslie Base Ball Game is to form a league of eight persons, each person to represent a club and pay the season through according to schedule......It keeps your boys from the street, young men from saloons and gambling dens." It is also mentioned "If you don't buy from us YOU LOSE. If We don't sell you WE LOSE." Extremely rare, this is only the second game, this complete to hit the market in 12 years. It is currently being offered on ebay 1909 LESLIE'S BASEBALL BOARD GAME
 

 
 
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