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RGI OSCAR ROBERSTON
FAST BREAK BASKETBALL GAME
WITH 1972-73 SEASON CHARTS




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 oscar robertson fast break basketball game rosters

rgi oscar robertson fast break basketball game rosters

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.  Therefore the rosters that come with the game often don't match up perfectly if you want 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.   

This copy of the game contains the NBA and ABA teams for 1972-73.   I believe this was the last season for which they issued ratings and I think it is a pretty tough find because I have never seen one before.  Shortly afterward RGI lost the right to use the player and team names because they could not afford the licensing fees.  RGI did continue to produce the game for a few more years but they could not include player ratings with it.  

rgi oscar robertson fast break basketball game parts

The game parts are in VERY GOOD condition.  It is has all the necessary game parts with the exception of  a grease pencil.  The game was missing it's 2 standard 6-sided dice when I acquired it but I am including a couple.   It doesn't look like it was played with much but the board has suffered some foxing (small stains) during it's time in storage all these years.  It also has a "musty" smell to it.  IOverall I would grade the game parts 6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

rgi oscar robertson fast break basketball game box

The game box is in POOR-GOOD condition.  As you can see it is pretty beat up but it is basically intact and does the job.  I would grade it a 2-3 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).


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CONDITION GUIDE: 

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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