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Skeet Carr, representing APBA, made some important announcements at the Convention last night. --APBA will resume hosting the convention next year. The dates are June 21-22 in Atlanta, GA. Location and other details will be forthcoming. --Starting with the 2012 baseball season set, there will be no more XBs. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
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Standing, left to right: Bill Blair, Eric Naftaly, Frank Welsh, Pete Simonelli, Charlie Sorce, Joe Sweeney, Roy Langhans, Kevin Cluff, John Cochrane. Kneeling, left to right: Skeet Carr, Dom Provisiero, Veryl Lincoln. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
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Saiir Jackson's 2010 Phillies claim the first no-hitter of this year's convention. Cole Hamels (BX) throws zeros at the 1909 Cubs, managed by Randy Coryer. Hamels allowed two walks and faced just 29 hitters. Here's Saiir with the historic scoresheet! Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
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We started a little bit early this morning. I'll try to post photos throughout the day. Here are some photos from last night. APBA Hall of Famer Joe Sweeney explains to Pat McGregor why the Cleveland Indians are hopeless Gilles Thibault (T-Bo) and little T-Bo get in a practice game... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
Here is the lineup for this evening: 6:30 dinner served/opening remarks 7:00 welcome & presentations --APBA Hall of Fame presentation --Zack book update --brief review of tourney rules --closing remarks The convention room will be open for conversation, etc after dinner, and the hotel's bar will be open (and active,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
The tournament will be division play. The top team from each division will advance to the playoffs. The Quarter Final rounds, which must be played Saturday at the conclusion of Divisional play, will be a best of 3-game series, as well the Semi-Final Rounds. The Semi-Finals and Finals and Championship... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
The 2012 “Convention for APBA Fans: Celebration of Heritage” returns to the birthplace of APBA: Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Join the celebration of this great game in one of Pennsylvania's most beautiful and historic areas. The 2012 “Convention for APBA Fans” is more than a meeting. It's a reunion of the APBA... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at Convention for APBA fans
Part 4: Skeet and Veryl tell some of their favorite APBA stories. Both Skeet's and Veryl's stories involve crossing - or almost crossing - Dick Seitz. The voice at the beginning is Scott Lehotsky. Part 1 here Part 2 here Part 3 here Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at 66 Connection
Part 3: Skeet and Veryl share more APBA memories, and Roy Langhans presents the gifts. Part 1 here Part 2 here Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at 66 Connection
Part 2: Skeet and Veryl continue telling the horror story of moving APBA from Lancaster to Alpharetta. See Part 1 here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2011 at 66 Connection
A month or so ago, I posted about the tip jar just to the right of these words. I am very thankful that I got a number of $2 tips from folks who are enjoying this blog. I won't name names, but the folks who are supporting this are some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at 66 Connection
I was thinking more on my way home from work the other day about the post I wrote about the huge number of APBA sets that are currently for sale. I wondered what kind of collection I could build quickly if money were no object. That is, how many sets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at 66 Connection
I am so pleased at the response by readers of this blog to my numerous posts asking for donations to an effort to provide an appreciation gift to former APBA employees Skeet Carr and Veryl Lincoln. The original goal as set by Scott Lehotsky and Roy Langhans, the brains behind... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at 66 Connection
Of all the posts I've done so far on this blog, the most popular one so far has been the one about my entire APBA collection fitting on a card table. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll take you on a tour of that collection. Hopefully it will give... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at 66 Connection
I've mentioned before that I've been buying and selling APBA collections since the late 1990s. I have never seen more sets for sale than I am seeing right now. Whether on eBay or on the APBA Between the Lines message board, people are selling large quantities of collections all at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at 66 Connection
Pretty simple question here. I am able to produce Baseball for Windows disks for the 2011 Pacific Coast League and International League. I would offer each league for $13.95 plus postage. Please answer as appropriate. Please note: I will NOT be able to offer a card set for either league,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at 66 Connection
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A few weeks ago I posted about my personal APBA collection, and showed that the entire collection fits on a card table. The boards on the far right in the picture on that post are a set of boards that Frank Welsh, in his epic series of posts about the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at 66 Connection
I posted last week about the awesome deal on a 1950R APBA baseball set that former APBA employee Veryl Lincoln is offering. He's offering factory-fresh 1950R sets for $22 plus $6 shipping. You can read all about the sets here. I checked in with Veryl tonight, and he told me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at 66 Connection
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I got a package in the mail yesterday that I was not expecting. Those are my favorite kind! Especially when I saw the return address was longtime APBA employee Veryl Lincoln. I opened the package to find this: It was a very clean, very nice 1950R APBA card set. Veryl... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at 66 Connection
A couple people have written me to ask, "what's the tip jar on your site?" Pretty simple. It works like a tip jar at any other service establishment. If you like what you're getting, throw me a buck or two. The APBA Journal used to cost $20 or so a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at 66 Connection
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People write to me all the time about APBA-related subjects, and folks that know I've been buying and selling APBA cards for over 12 years now often say, "I bet you've got an awesome APBA collection." My response usually is, "Well, I used to." Over the last 12 years or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at 66 Connection
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Most of what I write on this blog revolves around APBA board games. But my business experience indicates about 30 to 40 per cent of the "APBA community" are computer gamers, and virtually all of those are Baseball for Windows players. The old DOS computer game still has its adherents,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at 66 Connection
I know this is a shot in the dark, but I thought I would throw it out there. I'm preparing a 1961 APBA football set for sale, and I am missing the following cards. I do not have either an original card or a photocopy, and could make do with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2011 at 66 Connection
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In 1973, the APBA Journal promoted the first APBA convention at the Bellvue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. Over 200 attendees heard from a lineup of baseball and APBA speakers, and played a LOT of APBA. After the convention, the APBA Journal released a record of audio highlights. In the fifteen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at 66 Connection
A few years back when I was operating Sports Game Publishing, I created a set of Japanese Franchise All Stars cards. It was one of the most popular card sets I had ever released. I still get questions about it today, and when a legitimate set shows up on ebay,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at 66 Connection