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STATIS PRO BASEBALL GAME
1977 SEASON cARD SET




This listing is for a complete card set for the STATIS PRO BASEBALL GAME.  You need to already own the game to use these cards.  It is an original pre-Avalon HIll Jim Barnes Midwest Research Statis Pro set.  These are much harder to find than the later AH/SI sets.



midwest research statis pro baseball card 1977

Overall I would say the player cards are in GOOD-VERY GOOD condition.  I have painstakingly tried to create a master list of the players included with every edition of the Statis Pro Baseball game produced by Avalon Hill. However, I have never handled this particular season set before, so I don't have a roster list to compare the cards to.  That said, I did go thru each teams cards and compared them with the official stats for 1977, and I can say that nearly all the players who made significant contributions are accounted for.  The only players which appear to be missing are Bob Montgomery (backup catcher), Tommy Helms and Ted Cox (part time DHS) of the Red Sox and perhaps Silivo Martinez (minor relief pitcher) of the White Sox.  Everyone else who seems like they should be here is present.  The cards represent the 1977 baseball season.  1-2 cards per team have some rubber band staining.  None have been altered.  None are torn or badly creased.  I would grade the cards 4-5 on a 10 scale (see condition guide below).

midwest research statis pro baseball teams 1977

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Do you know that sinking feeling when you are in the middle of replaying a season or sequence of games only to find that the card for one of the key players is missing?  Well I have thoroughly inventoried this set and compared it to the roster list so you can be assured that you won't get that feeling while playing with this set.    Be sure to ask your card seller if they can guarantee that the card set is complete.  

I have also carefully inspected each and every card in order to determine the condition grade I have given to this set.  I do not feel that a cursory flipping through of the cards is adequate to determine the condition of a set - it is too easy to miss something.   Once again - always ask your card seller to verify that they have done a careful inspection of the condition of all the cards in the set before putting their grade on it.

CONDITION GUIDE: 

MINT (10):
 I will only give this grade to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):  Shows virtually no use.  Seldom if ever played.  Cards will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the box.  Perhaps some very light handling creases to the instructions or other minor flaws with the game parts.  Boxes will have only the slightest hint of shelf wear.   EXCELLENT (7-8): The game has seen some use but it was obviously well taken care of.  Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps a few may have light stains or other very light handling wear but the vast majority will be close to flawless.  Game parts might have some light handling creases or other signs of careful use.  Board might have just a hint of color loss or dented corners.  Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or perhaps some minor dishing or a very light stain.   VERY GOOD (5-6):  The game was not especially well cared for but it still has faired pretty well.  Cards will have dented corners and perhaps some may have rubber band wear to the edges.  A few cards (less than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the edges (a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains.  Perhaps a couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be noted).  All card results will be fully readable.  Other game parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly stained or have any serious damage.  Box may have some rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners, minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape.  No major structural damage and artwork will still be generally attractive.  GOOD (3-4): Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still playable as is.  Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band residue.  A couple may be torn and taped back together.  All card results will be fully readable.  Other game parts show considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in usable condition.  Box may have staining, writing, split corners, dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still usable.   POOR (1-2):  Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.  Cards are heavily worn and some are badly damaged.  Game will be missing parts (these will be noted).  Box will have serious damage and may be missing aprons or badly torn.

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