What is the value of a 1970 Milton Bradley Official Baseball Card Game?

The Milton Bradley Official Baseball Card Game, dated 1970, has averaged about $42., for complete examples in clean, solid condition, in scores of on-line sales over the past several years. Examples in lesser condition and/or missing some or all of the cards have averaged about $20. The price range for clean, complete examples has been from a high of $129. (September 2007) to a low of $6. (June 2005). Estimates significantly higher than this average or range may be derived from unreliable "price guides" rather than actual monitoring of sales. The key to the value is the condition of the box, and if all the pieces are present especially the player cards. The 1970 game includes the game board, the 2 original dice, 28 player cards, 32 game cards, 4 player tokens, and scoreboard. The player cards hold the bulk of the value, both because they are what make the game playable and because card collectors in recent years have taken to breaking up the game's card sets and selling the cards individually. Player Cards for the 1970 game include: Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, Tommy Davis, Jim Fregosi, Bill Freehan, Tom Haller, Frank Howard, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Lolich, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Sam McDowell, Dennis Menke, Don Mincher, Phil Niekro, Rico Petrocelli, Boog Powell, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Ron Santo, Tom Seaver, Mel Stottlemyre, and Tony Taylor. *Official Baseball Card Game* is often mistakenly identified with Milton Bradley's somewhat similar-looking *Official Baseball Game,* which was introduced in 1969 (not in "1953" nor in "1965" as erroneously reported in some sports memorabilia price guides) and featured updated editions in 1971 and 1972. *Official Baseball Game* has a different game mechanic and the various editions include sets of 296 to 320 player cards.
The Milton Bradley Official Baseball Card Game, dated 1970, has averaged about $42., for complete examples in clean, solid condition, in scores of on-line sales over the past several years. Examples in lesser condition and/or missing some or all of the cards have averaged about $20. The price range for clean, complete examples has been from a high of $129. (September 2007) to a low of $6. (June 2005). Estimates significantly higher than this average or range may be derived from unreliable "price guides" rather than actual monitoring of sales. The key to the value is the condition of the box, and if all the pieces are present especially the player cards. The 1970 game includes the game board, the 2 original dice, 28 player cards, 32 game cards, 4 player tokens, and scoreboard. The player cards hold the bulk of the value, both because they are what make the game playable and because card collectors in recent years have taken to breaking up the game's card sets and selling the cards individually. Player Cards for the 1970 game include: Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, Tommy Davis, Jim Fregosi, Bill Freehan, Tom Haller, Frank Howard, Reggie Jackson, Harmon Killebrew, Mickey Lolich, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Sam McDowell, Dennis Menke, Don Mincher, Phil Niekro, Rico Petrocelli, Boog Powell, Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Ron Santo, Tom Seaver, Mel Stottlemyre, and Tony Taylor. *Official Baseball Card Game* is often mistakenly identified with Milton Bradley's somewhat similar-looking *Official Baseball Game,* which was introduced in 1969 (not in "1953" nor in "1965" as erroneously reported in some sports memorabilia price guides) and featured updated editions in 1971 and 1972. *Official Baseball Game* has a different game mechanic and the various editions include sets of 296 to 320 player cards.