RGI released a number of celebrity endorsed statistical replay sports games during the late 60's and early 70's.  They included the VINCE LOMBARDI FOOTBALL GAME, THE FRAN TARKENTON FOOTBALL GAME, the OSCAR ROBERTSON PRO BASKETBALL STRATEGY GAME, the GIL HODGES PENNANT FEVER BASEBALL GAME, JACKIE STEWART RACING GAME and ROCKY GRAZIANO BOXING GAME.   There may be a couple others that I haven't seen.  They are difficult to find and only show up on EBay a few times a year.  


RGI was different from the other replay game manufacturers in that it based it's rosters on the players that were on each team at the close of the previous season.  If you subscribed to the newsletter you would then get updates to the rosters and ratings over the course of the season.  So the rosters that came with the game often don't match up perfectly if you intend to do an accurate season replay.  Luckily the game uses a very simple player grading system so if you are missing a few players you shouldn't have too much trouble doing their ratings yourself.  The sample newsletter enclosed with this copy is dated October 5, 1970 so the game charts were probably made at the beginning of the 1970 season. 

rgi vince lombardi football game parts

The game parts are in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition.  It is 100% complete with all necessary game parts accounted for.   I have sold a number of these games in the past and it seems that every copy I get has a different combination of pieces.  Even among copies of the game containing the exact same roster sheets the color, size and type of paper varies and the layouts of the individual components vary.   So the copy you get may not look exactly like the one pictured above but it will have everything you need to play the game. The cardboard insert on which the offensive plays are mounted has suffered some crushing and the corners have been taped.  Everything else is in good shape and the game was likely never played.  The game smells a bit of moth balls.  Overall I would grade the game parts 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

rgi vince lombardi football game box

The game box is in GOOD condition.  Most of the corners have split, some have been mended with tape.  No significant stains or writing.  I would grade it a 4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

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MINT (10):
 I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):  Shows virtually no use.  Seldom if ever played.   Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts.  Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear.   EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of.  Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use.  Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners.  Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain.   VERY GOOD (5-6):  The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well.  Game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage.  Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape.  No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive.  GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is.  Game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition.  Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable.   POOR (1-2):  Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.  Game will be missing parts (these will be noted).  Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.

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