View Full Version : APBA cards - How do you tell what year they are????

08-22-2009, 10:02 AM
I am looking for some help with APBA cards.
How do you tell what year they are.
I have a number of sets and I was able to match them up to some roster sheers I haave but I have a chance to buy a large lot of unorganized cards and I need to have some why to sort them if I deside to cut a deal for them.

Any help would be great.
Also is there a site out thier that has checklist

08-31-2009, 06:55 PM
no one knows?

08-31-2009, 08:15 PM
I don't think you can w/o referencing then against known sets. Someone who plays may be able to tell though, based on the numbers on the card.

I can help you ID most Dodger sets & a few Padre sets by the Garvey cards, but from there I can't be of much more help. I still need a couple years myself.

08-31-2009, 08:47 PM
I do not understand.
The cards are unnumbered.

09-03-2009, 07:51 AM
I dont know much about them but recently picked up a new box set. On the box it says 1993 in tiny print, on one side of the cards it says 1993 but has a copy right of 1995 on them too. Im guessing they are 1995's? I just wanted the maddux & CJ so im trying to trade away the rest if anyone is interested.

09-03-2009, 09:05 AM
I do not understand.
The cards are unnumbered.

I think he meant by the stats, not card numbers.

They also reprint sets when they sell out, so does anyone know of a way to tell the difference between originals and reprints?

09-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Reprint versions, that might explain why i have two versions of one card.

1995 APBA Pro Baseball Board Game TM of SAI
1995 APBA Pro Baseball Board Game TM of MMI

09-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Yes, some are even in their second reprint.


You can still order lots of the sets directly from the company.

09-21-2009, 04:00 PM
I found this list.
you can tell the year but where the red #12 is after the black number.

03-05-2015, 01:20 PM
They are a pain in the A** to identify the year. I collect Dave Winfield cards and it has been way to big of an effort to distinguish years prior to 1985. They started printing the date on them in 1985.