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CADACO ETHAN ALLEN
ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME 
&
CADACO FOTO ELECTRIC
BASEBALL GAME

CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME was the first nationally successful game that used actual baseball player statistics to determine the outcome of the game.   It was created by ETHAN ALLEN, an outfielder for a number of National League teams during the 1920's and 1930's.  

ETHAN ALLEN ALL STAR BASEBALL was a very simple game by today's standards.  Each player selected a lineup from the 40 star player discs (20 National League and 20 American League) included with the game.   These discs were in essence a pie chart of each batter's performance during a season.  There were sections on the chart for singles, doubles, triples, home runs, strikeouts, walks and outs.  The discs were stacked according to the batting order and placed under the spinner.   You then worked your way through the batting order, spinning for each player as he came up and reading the result of the at-bat from the pie chart.  You could also chose from a few basic strategic moves (Bunt, Hit and Run etc).  The glaring flaw in this system is that there is absolutely no consideration of the skills of the opposing pitcher.  But all the same it was a very fun game to play.  There were numerous cosmetic changes to the box art and game parts of CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL over the years but the basic game play remained the same throughout it's 60+ year production run.  

Did you ever notice how on that big auction site there seems to be a huge number of 1968 CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL GAMES?  Well one problem that novice sellers / collector's often run into is that the copyright date on the box and game parts remained the same for many years in a row, but every year CADACO put out a brand new set of player discs for ALL STAR BASEBALL.   So you cannot determine the age of the game simply by looking at the copyright date.  You need to know which players came with which edition.  

Another thing you need to be aware of is that many players had more than one disc created for them.  The discs were changed depending on the performance of a player during the previous year.  So even if you do know the player names for a set you still need to be sure they are the correct discs for that particular set.  

And speaking of players think about how many player discs were issued by CADACO for it's ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME.   For the most part each game had either 40 or 60 discs.  I'm not really interested in doing the math right now but after subtracting out duplicates I'm sure it comes to around 2000 different discs.  


CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL COMPLETE GAMES
Each complete game includes a set of player discs for the edition indicated and contains all the components needed to play that particular edition of the game.    Click on the game title below to see details about each game and for info on how to make a purchase. 
CADACO ETHAN ALLEN ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 2003 Regular Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 2003 Collector's Edition Tin

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1987  **SEALED**

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1981A Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game Hall Of Fame Electric Edition 1980  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1978A Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1977A Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1975 Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco Strategic All Star Baseball Game 1971 Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco Baseball Game 1971 Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1965 Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1962 Edition  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1943 Edition  SOLD OUT

CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL
DISC SETS
Each of the sets below contain player discs for the edition indicated.  There are no game components included with these sets.  You need to already own the game to use these cards.  Click on the set title below to see details about the set and for info on how to make a purchase

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 2003 All Stars Roster Pack  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 2003 Red Sox / Cubs Roster Pack  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1990 Cards Set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1985B Cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1977B Cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1975 Cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1970a cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1970b cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1968 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1963 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1961 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1960 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1959 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game 1955 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game ATG #7R cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game ATG #4R cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game ATG #6 cards set  SOLD OUT

Cadaco All Star Baseball Game ATG #5 cards set  SOLD OUT


CADACO ALL STAR BASEBALL GAME
 

Cadaco FOTO-ELECTRIC BASEBALL
Game 1949 Edition 
SOLD OUT


Cadaco FOTO-ELECTRIC BASEBALL
Game 1961 Edition 
SOLD OUT


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