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For 60 years APBA has been the unchallenged King of quality sports simulation products. APBA dates back to the 1930s and a bunch of high-school buddies in Lancaster, PA. The boys played a baseball simulation game invented by one of them, Dick Seitz. His game was loosely based on an old tabletop baseball game called National Pastime. But unlike any previous board game, it combined the randomness of dice with the on-field performances of individual players. The boys called themselves the American Professional Baseball Association. That appellation soon was whittled down to its essential form: APBA. So while APBA is still an acronym for that first baseball simulation league, the word has taken on a meaning of its own. The game is APBA, and the word is pronounced “App’Bah” – a term as slick and condensed as the game. Seitz’s original game went with him to war in the 1940’s. He printed player cards on his own printing press, typed out play charts and played APBA with three comrades in the barracks at Fort Eustis, VA. After the war, Seitz worked as secretary to Lancaster’s mayor and a purchaser for a trucking company, all the while refining APBA and playing the game with a league of friends. The plot twist that took APBA from a handmade diversion to a nationwide phenomenon comes courtesy of the 1950 Philadelphia Phillies. The Whiz Kids captured the fancy of Seitz and his wife, Jean, and got them so baseball crazy that they resurrected the game. It played so smoothly that in 1951, Seitz decided to share his creation. The original game offered 20 player cards for each of the 16 major league teams and two play charts. The whole shebang set you back $10. The 150 games sold encouraged Seitz that there was a market for his game so he produced new versions annually from 1952-56. That steady increase in sales encouraged Seitz to quit his job in 1957 to make APBA a career. Year by year, APBA’s fan base grew. As more gamers played exponentially more games, innovations like dual pitcher ratings and double hitting columns were incorporated – but innovations were allowed only to a point. APBA has always trod a fine line between realism and playability, and Seitz stood resolute against wrinkles or gimmicks that would add a smidgen of realism to the game at a cost of five minutes more per played game. As a result, the APBA baseball game played today is not much different than the 1957 version – one played millions of times by players worldwide. APBA changes with the times not only by changing, but by the rolls of the dice.

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APBA Football 1973 Player Cards (1975 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes notated, includes extra players)

APBA Baseball 1919 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1979 Player Cards - Complete Set (1980 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes notated, includes XBs!)

APBA Football 1958 Player Cards (1988 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

Racing's All Time Greats Card Set (2nd Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

APBA Baseball 1913 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1924 Player Cards - Complete Set (1982 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1952 Player Cards - Complete Set (1987 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1953 Player Cards - Complete Set (1985 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1956 Player Cards - Complete Set (1992 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1961 Player Cards - Complete Set (1988 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

APBA Baseball 1990 Player Cards - Complete Set (1991 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(missing 2 teams, envelopes notated, includes XBs!)
(includes XB's!, envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball All-Time A Team

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBAATA

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets, Special Sets

APBA Baseball Master Game (1st Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

(includes 1951 Dodger and Giants teams)

APBA Football 1967 NFL Player Cards (1969 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Football 1982 Player Cards (1984 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(includes extra players!)

1985 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32G85

Product Line: APBA Golf

(cards and envelope only!)

APBA Baseball 1905 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(envelopes notated)
(includes roster sheet)

APBA Baseball 1909 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

APBA Baseball 1927 Player Cards - Complete Set (1979 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1932 Player Cards - Complete Set (1983 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1935 Player Cards - Complete Set (1993 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1938 Player Cards - Complete Set (1978 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1942 Player Cards - Complete Set (1977 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes fair)

APBA Baseball 1947 Player Cards - Complete Set (1986 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(includes roster sheet)

APBA Baseball 1949 Player Cards - Complete Set (1974 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated, includes XB sheets!)

APBA Baseball 1951 Player Cards - Complete Set (1990 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated, includes roster sheet)

APBA Baseball 1955 Player Cards - Complete Set (1991 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1957 Player Cards - Complete Set (1986 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(includes VG+ roster)

APBA Baseball 1964 Player Cards - Complete Set (1965 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes VG+)

APBA Baseball 1964 Player Cards - Complete Set (1989 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

APBA Baseball 1973 Player Cards - Complete Set (1974 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes Fair, notated)

APBA Baseball 1976 Player Cards - Complete Set (1977 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

APBA Baseball 1978 Player Cards - Complete Set (1979 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(includes XBs!)

APBA Baseball 1980 Player Cards - Complete Set (1981 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(missing 4 teams, includes XBs!)

APBA Baseball 1981 Player Cards - Complete Set (1982 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(missing 2 teams, includes XB's!)
(includes XB's!)

APBA Baseball 1991 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(missing 2 teams, envelopes notated, includes XBs!)
(includes roster, includes XB's!)

APBA Baseball 1993 Player Cards - Complete Set (1994 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(missing 2 teams, Atlanta & San Francisco)
(missing 1 team, includes XBs!)

APBA Baseball 2012 Player Cards - Complete Set (2012 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 2000-2019

MSRP $86.00

(includes XBs!)

APBA Baseball 2014 Player Cards - Complete Set (2014 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 2000-2019

MSRP $86.00

(includes XBs!)

APBA Baseball All-Time B Team

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBAATB

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets, Special Sets

APBA Football 1959 Player Cards (1961 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes Fair, envelopes and card backs notated)
(envelopes VG)

APBA Football 1965 AFL Player Cards (1967 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes VG,includes card corrections sheet)

APBA Football 1968 AFL Player Cards (1970 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(no roster sheet, envelopes Fair)

APBA Football 1972 Player Cards (1991 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes VG)
(envelopes VG+, includes extra players)

APBA Football 1972 Player Cards (2011 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Football 1974 Player Cards (1976 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(XB's uncut, includes roster sheet)
(notated, envelopes VG, includes extra players!)

APBA Football 1978 Player Cards (1980 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Football 1979 Player Cards (1981 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(includes extra players!)

APBA Football 1986 Player Cards (1987 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes Fair+, includes extra players!)

APBA Football 1991 Player Cards (1993 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Professional Golf Game

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Golf

NFL Football All-Stars

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

Volume 10, #10 "Assigning Baseball Hit Numbers, AJ Index, APBA Football - Old and New"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

July 1977

1962 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32A62

Product Line: APBA Golf

(no box, 1 card laminated, envelope Fair)

1966 Season Disk

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football Software (APBA)

PC 5.25"

1972 Season Disk

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football Software (APBA)

1974-75 Season Team Disk

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Hockey Software (APBA)

PC 5.25"

1978 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32E78

Product Line: APBA Golf

(cards and envelope only!)

1978 Season Bowler Cards

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Bowling