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Status of Baseball Card Collection

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I currently have more than 20,000 of them in my library of cards. You can see my collection here - http://mrgibson.com/baseball5.php

Team collecting, for the Cubs (1,233 items for about 9.9% of the cataloged collection), the White Sox (641 items), the Cardinals (638 items), and the Red Sox (502 items).

Total number of items in database is 12,508 items cataloged so far. I'm still working on growing my 60' portion of the collection.




=== 1960 Fleer 1 a01235 Mordecai Brown Photo card Fleer Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 009 Box 003 === 1960 Topps 2 c00090 Art Ceccarelli Photo card Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 156 Box 007 3 c00091 Lou Johnson Photo card Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 476 Box 007 4 c00616 Al Schroll Photo card Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 357 Box 009 5 e00049 Walt Moryn Photo card Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 074 Box x o 6 f00771 Sammy Taylor Photo card Topps Chi Cubs 1960 Standard 162 c 7 Ernie Banks working on aquiring.... === 1961 Topps 1 b01543 Frank…

History of Consoles Baseball Games.

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Part 1 - History of Console Baseball Games

This will look at the first 8 games on 2nd Generation game consoles - primitive baseball games produced between 1978-1988.  Most of these games I have in my collections (minus the Intellivision and Coleco)

In the begging there were two home console baseball games released in 1978.

Atari Home Run gave you a choice of one or three players on the field at a time
that could not move independently. The play was not great and players could not
throw to each other.

Odyssey2 had the home run between the two games.  Baseball! had better game play and the
effort to actually place 9 players on the field.  Oddly, the the out fields moved together,
but the other players were independent. At the moment, Odyssey would have the best, but would never have another baseball game for the system.


"Home Run" on Atari 2600 - 1978


"Baseball!" on Odyssey2 - 1978

Next Mattel released Major League Baseball in 1980 for Intellivision.  It just blew aw…