Electric football probably never produced a more realistic game than the Sears’ 1970 Super Bowl No. 633 model. The field is nearly an exact replica of the Super Bowl field that was laid out in Tulane Stadium on this date in 1970. The only thing missing from Tudor’s replica field are the NFL and AFL logos that were in each team’s respective end zone.
Super Bowl IV in New Orleans was the final matchup between the NFL and AFL. It featured the Vikings and their seemingly devastating defense going up against the Chiefs, who actually finished second in the AFL Western Division behind the Oakland Raiders. (Two of the Chiefs three regular season losses came at the hands of the Raiders – by a combined total of 7 points.) The Chiefs won the third meeting between the two teams — the 1969 AFL Championship game — by a score of 17-7.
The Vikings were picked as 13-point Super Bowl favorites, but it was quickly apparent that the Chiefs were the faster and more prepared team. It could be argued that the 23-7 score makes the game seem closer than it really was (and this is coming from a pair of Vikings fans).
But the game Tudor produced for the following Christmas is stunning, no matter where your fan loyalties lie. The colors are bold, the details perfect, and condition of the field is much better than real one the teams actually played on. And it’s the only game Tudor ever made with team names in the end zones. It’s a one of a kind — and definitely one to have.
Earl & Roddy