This version of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BASEBALL GAME was the first to use cards for the individual players rather than a single chart for each team. It uses the same basic game play as the previous SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BASEBALL GAME editions. There are actually 2 different versions of this edition. In one version the player cards reflect each player's stats from the previous season. In the other version the player cards reflect each player's CAREER stats up to the end of the previous season. This one particular copy has the career stats.
Overall I would say the player cards are in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. I have inventoried and inspected each of the cards and compared them to my list. Each and every card has been accounted for. A few cards suffered small edge tears while being detached from their perforated sheets. The previous owner put tape on these tears which has yellowed over time. All the card results are still perfectly readable though. There are about 2 cards per team with faint rubber band stains, but none of the rubber bands attached themselves to the cards so other than the staining there is no damage. None of the cards have been written upon. I would grade the cards 6-7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The other game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. The game has been verified to be 100% complete with all the parts that were originally included in this edition of the game accounted for. The grease pencil was left out of the picture but it is included. Overall I would grade the game parts 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. It has a couple corner splits but overall much better shape than you typically find for the SI Longbox games. No stains or writing. Minimal creasing. I would grade it a 6-7 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. Cards will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the box. 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. Charts may have denting to the corners, perhaps a few may have light stains or other very light handling wear but the vast majority will be close to flawless. 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. Charts will have light handling creases or light stains. Perhaps a couple may have a few stray pen marks or a small edge tear. All chart results will be fully readable. Other 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. Charts will show moderate to heavy use and many will be yellowed, stained, creased or written on. A couple may be torn and taped back together. All card results will be fully readable. Other 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. Charts are heavily worn and some are badly damaged. Game will be missing parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.