A really nice treatment of this classic game. Comes in an imitation pigskin covered briefcase. The mechanical timer and the spring mechanism for determining play outcome were both done away with for this version. There are 2 versions of this with slightly different plays (1987 and 1988). This one is the 1987 version.
The game parts are in EXCELLENT condition. The game includes a complete sets of Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams cards, the NFL playbook, scoring pegs, dice, dice shaker, 10 yard marker and line of scrimmage marker. The game originally came with a felt pouch to store the dice and pegs in, but this is missing. The instruction booklet has a few light stains and other general reading wear. The play cards are in nice shape. Overall I would grade the game parts 7 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The outer cardboard slip case is in EXCELLENT condition. There are a few small stains, and some creasing in the sides, but overall nice shape. The briefcase is in EXCELLENT condition. It does have a few small smudges, but no cuts, writing or other markings. Hinges and clasps in perfect working order. I would grade it 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. 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.