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(4) 1983 Season TEAMs Included
STRAT-O-MATIC has been
statistical replay games
since 1962. The football game first came out in 1968.
games are very detailed, and highly realistic, yet they are flexible
enough to allow you to play at the level of complexity with
which you are
most comfortable. There have been numerous changes to
game over the years and you should be aware that not all cards sets are
100% compatible with all editions of the game.
This listing is for a
complete game. It includes all the components you need to play this
edition the game. It comes with 4 different 1983 teams so you get a
good feel for the game before committing to buying the full team set.
The cards are overall in
condition. The 4 teams included are: NY GIANTS, ST LOUIS CARDINALS,
DETROIT LIONS and TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. The Giants and Bucs won a
combined 5 games that year so you can stage a "Best Of The Worst"
playoff game :)
I have inventoried and
inspected the cards and every card has been accounted for. One card on St Louis (Doug Marsh) appears to be a
photocopy. There are a couple players on each team with some
rubber band damage but other than 2 cards on the St Louis team they are
all still perfectly readable. The 2 badly damaged cards are Neil Lomax
and the Cardinals Offensive Roster Card. The Buccaneers team has a
number of cards that have some black blotches near the edges. I think
this was a factory error caused by dirty printing plates. In any case
it doesn't affect your ability to read the cards at all. There are also a few cards with water staining.
Overall I would grade the cards 3 on a 10
scale (see condition guide below).
The other game parts are in
EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT condition. The game is 100% complete with all of
components accounted for. A few of the green cardboard tokens have
faded with age. Otherwise everything is in great shape. It does not
appear the game was played with much at all. Overall I would
grade the game parts 8-9
on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is in
condition. It appears that some tape was ripped off the lid. Otherwise
the box is in good shape with no stains or writing and no split
corners. I would grade it a 4-5 on a 10 scale (see condition guide
Do you know that sinking feeling when you are in
the middle of
season or sequence of games only to find that the card for one of the
players is missing? Well I have thoroughly
inventoried this set and
compared it to the roster list so you can be assured that you
that feeling while playing with this set. I am not of the
that a simple card count
will do. The sets often came with missing or
duplicate cards from the
factory, and who knows what the original owner may have done with them
in the course of playing with them.... Be sure to ask
your card seller if they have in fact verified
that the card set is complete by comparing it to the
I have also carefully inspected each and every
card in order to determine the condition grade I have given to this
set. I do
not feel that a cursory flipping through of the cards is adequate to
determine the condition of a set - it is too easy to miss
Once again -
I would suggest asking your
card seller to verify that they have done a
careful inspection of the condition of all the cards in the set
before putting their grade on it.
give this grade
to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):
Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played.
will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the
box. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the
or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have
the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8):
The game has seen some use but it was obviously taken care of
well. Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps
light stains or other very light handling wear, but the vast
majority will be close to flawless. Game parts
some light handling creases or other signs of
careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or
corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or
some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6):
The game was not especially well cared for, but it still has
fared pretty well. Cards will have dented corners and
some may have rubber band wear to the edges. A few cards
than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the
(a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains.
couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be
noted). All card results will be fully readable.
parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly
stained or have any serious damage. Box may have
rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners,
minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major
damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4):
Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still perfectly
playable. Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be
yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band
residue. A couple may be torn and taped back together.
card results will be fully readable. Other game parts show
considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in
condition. Box may have staining, writing, split
dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
heavily worn and some are badly damaged. Game will be missing
parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and
be missing aprons or badly torn.
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