APBA Games

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 Baseball 1928 Player Cards - Complete Set (1995 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

APBA Baseball 1950 Player Cards - Complete Set (1984 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes VG)
(envelopes notated)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1962 Player Cards - Complete Set (1989 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1999 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

MSRP $78.00

(includes XBs, XB cards cut, not punched)

APBA Professional Golf Game

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Golf

APBA Baseball (1998 Edition)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

(includes complete 1998 player card set)

APBA Baseball 1930 Player Cards - Complete Set (1975 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes and card backs notated)
(envelopes Fair)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(notated)
(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1937 Player Cards - Complete Set (1996 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes Fair)
(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 1954 Player Cards - Complete Set (1986 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)
(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1958 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

(notated)
(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1963 Player Cards - Complete Set (1992 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1972 Player Cards - Complete Set (1991 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1974 Player Cards - Complete Set (1975 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1960-1979

(includes XBs!)

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 1 envelope, remaining envelopes Fair)
(includes XBs!)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1980-1999

(includes 75% uncut XBs!)

APBA Football 1970 Player Cards (1972 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes VG, includes extra players!)

APBA Football 1971 Player Cards (1973 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes Fair)

APBA Football 1978 Player Cards (1980 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes VG, includes extra players!)

APBA Football 1981 Player Cards

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(envelopes VG, includes extra players!)
(some envelopes VG, includes extra players!)

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

1962 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Golf

(no box, 1 card laminated, envelope Fair)

1976 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32D76

Product Line: APBA Golf

(cards and envelope only!)

1978 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32E78

Product Line: APBA Golf

(cards and envelope only!)
(missing ball maker #4)

1981 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBA32F81

Product Line: APBA Golf

1985 Golfer Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Golf

(cards and envelope only!)
(missing ball marker #4)

All-Time-Greats Card Set

By: APBA Games

Stock #: APBAATG32

Product Line: APBA Golf

(4 cards laminated)

APBA American Saddle Racing Miscellaneous Cards Collection - 24 Horses!

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

APBA Baseball (1979 Edition)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

APBA Baseball (1981 Edition)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

APBA Baseball (1996 Edition)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

(parts copy! no player cards!)

APBA Baseball 1901 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(envelopes VG, notated)

APBA Baseball 1905 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(notated)
(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1909 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

APBA Baseball 1913 Player Cards - Complete Set (1983 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(envelopes notated, roster sheet VG)
(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1916 Player Cards - Complete Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

APBA Baseball 1919 Player Cards - Complete Set (1981 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1919 and Earlier

(notated)

APBA Baseball 1920 Player Cards - Complete Set (1992 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1921 Player Cards - Complete Set (1994 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1922 Player Cards - Complete Set (1982 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)
(envelopes notated, includes bonus roster and master symbols sheet!)

APBA Baseball 1926 Player Cards - Complete Set (1986 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(notated, envelopes Fair)

APBA Baseball 1929 Player Cards - Complete Set (1993 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

APBA Baseball 1930 Player Cards - Complete Set (1989 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes VG and notated)

APBA Baseball 1930's Decade Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets, Special Sets

APBA Baseball 1931 Player Cards - Complete Set (1994 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes Fair)

APBA Baseball 1934 Player Cards - Complete Set (1981 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 1936 Player Cards - Complete Set (1987 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes VG, notated)
(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 1939 Player Cards - Complete Set (1994 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1920-1939

(envelopes notated)

APBA Baseball 1940 Additional Player Cards

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(uncut)

APBA Baseball 1940 Player Cards - Complete Set (1992 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets 1940-1959

(envelopes notated)

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