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 Pro League Football Game (1981 Teams)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

(includes extra players and original shipping box!)

APBA Pro League Football Game (1989 Teams)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Pro League Football Game - No Player Cards!

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

APBA Pro Soccer Board Game (2021 Edition)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Soccer

Baseball's All-Timers (1999 Printing)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets, Special Sets

(envelopes VG)

Card Set - 2010 World Cup (32 Teams)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Soccer

(28 teams uncut)

Earvin, Jr. "Magic" Johnson

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Basketball

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Ladies All-Time Greats Golf Set

  NM $12.00

Ladies All-Time Greats Golf Set

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Golf - Players and Games

NFL Football All-Stars

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Football

Original Franchise All-Stars

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Card Sets, Special Sets

(envelopes VG)

Sacrifice Booklet

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Baseball - Base Games & Supplies

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1969 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1970 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1971 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(roster notated)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1972 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1974 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1975 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1976 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Saddle Racing Horses & Jockeys (1981 Season)

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Horse Racing

(uncut, includes race resuts & roster sheet!)

Volume 10, #1 "How About A Card for Oscar?, Looking Back, Los Angeles League Rolls On"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

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

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #2 "APBA Cult Grows and Grows, How Honest Are Mail Leagues, Inside APBA"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #3 "1977 Cards, The Prodigious Poke, Page of Opinions"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #4 "The Many Lives of Dave Lionett, 1941 Revisted, New Management"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #5 "Happy New APBA Year, 1941 Stats, APBA Canadian Football"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #6 "Convoy to Lancaster, C'mon!, The APBA Scene"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #7 "Leagues' Journalism Grade A, The Lazy Man's Master Game, New Ways to Enjoy APBA"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #8 "Special Leagues Section, APBAlone, Replay Section"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 10, #9 "Great Teams Spice Prep Play, League of the Month, NABA Flourishing"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #1 "Career Cards for Pickets, Replaying 1973, New Williams Card Proposed"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #10 "Carding Japan's Greats, Computerized APBA, Golfing With Royce Sleighter"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #11 "Football First, APBA Issues 1955 Season, Try Try Again"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #12 "The Return of the APBA, Second Existence, Flip Rhoads"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #2 "NEL's Meyer the Flyer, Playing Outfield Close,

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #3 "Fan Writes Turner Story, New Football Set Analyzed, Replay Section"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #4 "A Stable Mail League World, Raleigh Rally Scheduled, 1977 Final Unofficial Statistics"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #5 "Putting Together The Dream Teams, Formula Focus, AC Pulse"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #6 "Visualizing the Game in APBA, Pitching Grades Previewed, Seman Says"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #7 "1938 - Darkness and Pinstripes, Football Innovations Galore, 30 Pitching Grades in the Basic Game"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 11, #8 "Winter Meetings Provide Relief, APBA Baseball Through the Years, Flip Rhoads"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #1 "Journal Begins Twelfth Year, The Trading Game, Football Q&A"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #10 "Crisis in APBAland, APBAlone, Linn on Leagues"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #11 "APBA Bowling New Gameco Addition, Drafting from the New Football Set, Flip Rhoads on Basketball"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #12 "APBA Attracts National Media, Designing League Logos, APBALand"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #2 "High-Speed Computers and APBA Baseball, Notes from the Gridiron Buffs, The APBA Scene"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #3 "Kotkin on Master Football, Computers, Old Athletics Were One of History's Greatest"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #4 "Will Guidry Get the Rare A&B?, Remembering the Bucs, Realism in a Face-to-Face League"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #6 "Catchers Throw Ratings, Looking Back at 1908, Inventors Forum"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #7 "Contest Results, Something New from 1908, Formula Focus"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #8 "GuidryRice Highlight, New Baseball Card Set, Detroit's Tyger"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 12, #9 "Blueprints for APBA Stadium Builders, Watching for Great Plays, Trading Rundown for 1908"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #10 "Spotting Some Undervalued Young Talent, Linn On Leagues, APBAlone"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #11 "A Close Look at APBA's ATA Team, Linn on Leagues, The Stuff Mail Leagues Are Made Of"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

(half of back cover removed)

Volume 13, #12 "The Home Field Advantage in APBA Baseball, All Time XB Team, Q&A"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #2 "Pleasant Baseball Adventure, How to Trade for Dave Parker, APBAlone"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #3 "Shomo Finds the Ultimate APBA Performer, The Scourge of Leagues, Adding Long-Term Injuries to the PIC"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #4 "Master Games Ideas from Inventors Forum, Charting Shots for APBA Fun, Linn on Leagues"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #5 "Year of the Hitter, APBALand, APBAlone"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #6 "Vinyl Jackets Protect Cards and Picures, Contest Results, An End to Innocence"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

Volume 13, #7 "More on Batting Order Controversy, Master Game Suggestions, APBAland"

By: APBA Games

Product Line: APBA Journal

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