Crafted by New York’s Radio Sports, Inc. in 1931, this “dual” amusement appealed to both baseball and football enthusiasts, with famed sports commentator Graham McNamee endorsing the product on both sides. Set within a 24-5/8 x 17-7/8” sturdy oak frame, both the baseball and football sides can be accessed via the swiveled supports. On one side, the Official Knute Rockne Football Game features a cardboard surface on which a complete gridiron is accented by functioning dial mechanisms to track time, possession and yards to gain. There are also dials for scoring, downs and quarters and a spin display with legends to determine on-field results. On the opposite side, the World Series Baseball Game has similar features that include a cardboard diamond display and functioning dials to indicate balls, strikes, outs and errors. The spin display shows results for various situations (specifically, how many men are on base).
The conditions vary, as the football side is affected by a small hole on the lower portion of the cardboard display. The baseball side, however, has endured further damage, including multiple edge tears, (3) missing dials and separations near the spinner mechanism.