Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Quick post

Just a quick post to let you know that I'm still around. It's really been a long day. I didn't get home until 8:30, and then it was two straight hours of Chinese essay writing.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a few old APBA advertisements from the Sporting News to counterbalance the 1969 Strat ad I had up the other week:
This first one comes from a 1951 Sporting News issue. That's right, it's an ad for the famous original 1950 season, the one that you'll never be able to find anywhere. For goodness' sakes, there were APBA Journal articles as early as the 1970s, way before the vintage card boom, about miraculously finding a copy of this season at a garage sale. It's interesting to note that APBA advertised this game as being based on 20 years of research, an obvious reference to Seitz' work on the original National Pastime game.

Both of the above ads come from 1952.
This one's from 1957. Notice that the earlier emphasis on APBA not being a "game for children" is gone. This, of course, is after APBA came up with the X, Y and Z ratings -- hence the statement about pitchers acting just as they do in real life.

Finally, here's a National Pastime ad from 1930:
I love it: "Nothing like it on the market - new and fascinating."

Anyway, I'm tired. Oh, if you're an APBA fan, check out this EBay auction. Makes me wish I bought the 1995 season.

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