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┬áseason 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 missed out on the whole lot…I was bummed. Recently, I finally got my hands on the 1983 set. It does not have the extra players, therefor there are only 20 players per team, but I do not do many season replays with the cards. I am ecstatic to finally have this set. 1983 was the first summer that I REALLY payed attention to baseball.

Next up was a lot of five seasons with extra players. 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995 and 1997. I did not have the latter three seasons and I was happy to add them to my collection at a very reasonable price. The 1989 and 1990 sets I already own and these will be made available for sale in the near future. If you are interested in either one of those sets, please shoot me an offer.

I picked up a computer season as well, the 2001 Negro League All Stars roster. I have been playing a custom tournament with the cards, but it will be nice to set that up on the PC as well and run some simulations to see how close I made my teams.

Happy Rolling!