November 16, 2007 November 17, 2007Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
New Atlantic League Game: One of our loyal readers has created an interesting new game that is a great way to pass the time in the off-season. Mike and I have both received copies and you can definitely tell there was a lot of hard work that was put into it. There are no Atlantic League games out there, making this one stand out.
APBAcards.com, the leading seller of add-on products for the APBA baseball game, is releasing its premiere card set for the Atlantic League. The card set will let APBA baseball game fans relive the recently completed 2007 ALB season using the top-selling baseball board game simulation.
“This is literally a ‘Revolution’ in playing the APBA baseball game,” says Francis Rose, the host of APBAcards.com and creator of the cards. “I’ve been making cards for the APBA game for a long time, and I’ve been following the ALB from afar for several years. But the 2007 season was my first exposure to the league in person, when I went to a Revolution game in my home town of York. The league went to the top of my minor league favorites list, and I couldn’t wait to make cards of the league.”
APBAcards.com has produced cards for the APBA game since 2002, including several minor league seasons, but this is its first foray into independent baseball. APBAcards.com will be re-introducing its major league sets over the coming months.
“I’m finding a lot of folks that used to play the APBA game back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but who got sick of big-time baseball in the 90s during the labor stoppages,” Rose says. “Many of them have become minor league fans because they just love baseball. When they hear that they can manage their favorite ALB teams and players right from their table tops, all winter long, a lot of them are getting excited about playing the board game again.”
The 2007 Atlantic League set includes a card for every player who appeared in an ALB game in 2007. The ratings and play results are calculated using a proprietary formula that has been in development since the 1980s. The formula has been play-tested to produce amazingly life-like statistics. Gamers can set their own lineups, choose their own starting pitchers, and manage their teams through single games, a series, or an entire season.
The complete set of 2007 Atlantic League cards is shipped on heavy-duty 110-pound card stock, nine perforated cards per page. The set is priced at $24.95 plus shipping and handling, and is available for immediate delivery. Orders can be made at http://www.apbacards.com/. APBA fans who no longer have an APBA game, or ALB fans who would like to try the game for the first time, will find a link to purchase the game as well.”