Author: mike

Negro League Tray

My latest little build. My custom Negro League tray that I will personally use when I roll games for the PC replaying the Strat-o-Matic 1931 Negro League season. Features images from the First Colored World Series, a 1930’s St. Louis Stars team featuring Mule Suttles, Willie Wells, Frog Redus and Cool Papa Bell. Also, a bunch of custom logos from an OOTP baseball forum. As always, if you are interested in something similar, please do not hesitate to contact me....

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Friday Mashup

Few things Strat-0 related to catch up on: First, Strat-o-Matic is running an Independence Day Sale. 10% off until July 5th – find out more here http://www.strat-o-matic.com/community/announcements/independence-day-sale-10-entire-order 70’s Baseball Historian Dan Epstein wrote a nice piece on his experiences growing up with Strat, worth a read at http://forward.com/culture/343194/how-strat-o-matic-baseball-changed-my-life-forever/ . Strat-o-Matic Founder Hal Richman did a radio interview on Indy’s 1070 the Fan a couple of weeks ago – http://www.1070thefan.com/blogs/ride-jmv/jmv-relives-his-best-childhood-memories I will be adding items to my Strat Cards for Sale page this weekend. Keep an eye out for that. I will be working on custom builds all weekend and hope to have some pictures to share with you all in the near future. You can also find updates from me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a safe and happy 4th everyone. Roll some games. Happy...

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Custom Build – Strat Tray Plus

Description: Baseball board game playing surface featuring one of the older Strat-o-Matic baseball playing boards (around 2000). Features a wooden base, layer of 1/4″ cork, painted walls, bleachers and a scoreboard. An entry level stadium structure that takes up a little less room, but still gives the feel of the larger stadiums. I am also finishing up another one that will be similar in colors to Iron Horse Park with wall signage. Size: approximately 17″ wide by 13″ deep. Price: Make an offer, shipping will be about $10 to ship. I am terrible at pricing these things. I don’t...

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Latest game card acquisitions

In two recent transactions, I have added six Strat-o-Matic baseball season card sets to my collection. First, the one set I have coveted for a long time and have never been able to pull off acquiring it. Last summer it was part of a multiple season lot on E-bay and as I was getting ready to bid on it in the last few minutes of the auction and the power went out in the house during a storm. The kids and wife were rushing around the house trying to find flashlights and I could not locate my phone and I...

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Absence makes the heart?

I haven’t posted in about a month and I am not happy about that. I want to post on a regular basis (at least a couple times a week), but life has gotten in the way recently. My grandfather (84) passed away a few weeks ago and it is the first time in my life that I have lost someone close to me. Well, the second person. My grandmother passed over 23 years ago and that was an emotional time as well, but she was sick for about a decade before passing. We knew it was coming and all the time we got with her before she passed was viewed as a blessing. My grandfather’s passing is different. He was a fairly healthy 84. He went into the hospital for pneumonia and never recovered, but he fought it until the bitter end. Everyone that knew him claimed he was the ‘kindest gentleman’ they had ever met. I learned how to treat people with respect and that ‘disrespect was earned’ from him. I will miss him dearly. I will be posting more in the very near future. I will be starting an online store with Strat cards and stadium builds for sale on the site, but that will not be what the site is solely about. I have people asking for material things and I want to serve that part of...

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