PAYDIRT is the follow-up to the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PRO FOOTBALL GAME of the early 70's. It is essentially the same game and the charts from earlier game can be used with the later 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.
Overall I would say the team charts are in VERY GOOD condition. The game contains a complete set of 28 team charts reflecting the 1980 season stats. I have inventoried and inspected the charts and every chart has been accounted for. They do have some typical light creasing from handling, but no stains or writing and no tears. I would grade them 5-6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The other game parts are in VERY GOOD 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 instructions booklet has some tanning on the front cover and a few small stains in various places. No writing. Everything else shows typical light handling wear. Overall I would grade the game parts 5-6 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in GOOD condition. 2 of the corners have been mended with tape and there is also some tape that streches the length of one of the long aprons. It appears someone tried to tear off the tape because there is a long bare spot in the cover art along this side. Overall I would grade the box a 4 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. 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.