1944 Cadaco-Ellis Ethan Allen’s All-Star Baseball Game with a Complete Set of Player Discs.
Lot 250. 1944 Cadaco-Ellis Ethan Allen’s All-Star Baseball Game with a Complete Set of Player Discs. The Blimp Hayes disc establishes the date of this game. The disc is the corrected version, with a “14” in place of a second, erroneous “7” at the bottom of the disc. The error disc was in the 1941-43 editions. The 1944 game has a 1942 copyright inside the lid and a 1943 copyright on the side of the lid. So did the 1943 version. Like the 1943 edition, the 1944 game uses pegs in place of the “Out” dial, which was used in the 1941 and 1942 games. In addition, strategy discs have replaced the strategy spinners. All of the player discs are present and nm-m. Otherwise, the game appears to be complete. The game board is vg-ex. The box is poor, reinforced by tape on the bottom and lid, which is missing one side panel. Among the players are Bob Feller, Bobby Doerr, Lou Boudreau, Luke Appling, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Ernie Lombardi, Johnny Mize, Billy Herman, Arky Vaughan, Ducky Medwick and Mel Ott. The game was created by Ethan Allen, an outfielder for six MLB teams. He was also the N.L.’s Film Bureau director, author of a book on baseball fundamentals and baseball coach at Yale. George H. W. Bush was one of the players on his 1947 College World Series team. Winning Bid $35.