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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
WITH CHARTS SET 1




SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COLLEGE FOOTBALL is the predecessor to the later SPORTS ILLUSTRATED BOWL BOUND GAME.  It is essentially the same game and the charts from later game can be used with the earlier game and vice-versa.  Each game includes a set of color coded team charts.  The charts reflects the success of the team in running a variety of offensive and defensive plays.  It is one of the most playable sports simulations ever created yet still manages to produce realistic results.

sports illustrated college football team charts

Overall I would say the team charts are in EXCELLENT condition.  The game contains a complete set of 32 team charts reflecting some of the greatest teams of the 1960s (and a few from 1970). I have inventoried and inspected the charts and every chart has been accounted for.  They look like they were used very little.  I would grade them 8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).  

sports illustrated college football game parts

The other game parts are in EXCELLENT condition.  The game includes the field, 5 special dice, the 10 yard marker, football marker, instructions and scoreboard.   The dice show some typical wear from use but are still perfectly readable.  Everything else is in great shape and looks practically unused.  Overall I would grade the game parts 7-8 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

sports illustrated college football game box

The game box is in VERY GOOD condition.  No stains or writing, nice bright colors.  There are 2 split corners that have been mended with clear tape and the 2 long aprons are bowed from having another game stacked on top.  The box bottom has a deep crease but otherwise good shape with no stains or writing.  I would grade the box a 6 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.  Charts 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 very minor 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 rubbing.  Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing.   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, torn or written on.  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.

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