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.
This game include the 1971 season charts. Unfortunately there was a mistake made when the game company was laying the charts out for printing. Somehow the Philadelphia Eagles team got omitted. I have sold this edition a number of times in the past and they all had this flaw so I don't think it was ever corrected. I believe this was the final year the game was produced under the Vince Lombardi name.
The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. It is 100% complete with all necessary game parts accounted for. The game does not appear to have been handled much. This copy comes with the really nice thick cardboard Defense cards. I suspect the dice included with the game are not original. Overall I would grade the game parts 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition. It has a few small stains, a few edge chips, and 2 split corners. I would grade it a 4-5 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
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.