Friday, March 22, 2013

Ed-U-Cards Baseball Card Game

About two weeks ago I won a listia auction for a 1957 Ed-U-Cards baseball card game. For those of you keeping track, I spent 3,012 credits on this auction. Dave, over at the Topps Archives blog, just posted about this game.


Here's the rules and game board.



There are 36 cards in the deck.  Shuffle them up and start drawing.  Score it just like a regular game.  Well, sort of.  There's one HR card, and one Balk card.  You have the same chance of pulling either card.  In 1957 there were 2,202 HRs and 46 balks.  I'm not up on my math, but it doesn't seem quite right.

Here are what the defensive cards look like.


and the offensive cards.


And the backs of the cards.  Yes, if you put them in order and riffle them, you get a flip book.  I guess that'll be another project on my plate, making an animated gif of the cards.


Now I'm on the hunt for a 1971 Kellogg's Baseball Game that you play using a deck of playing cards.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool! I've always been fascinated by these old-time baseball card games.

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  2. Wow, that is very cool! I've never seen that one before. I concur regarding the math there...

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  3. Ed-U-Cards first published the game in 1949 and milked it for several decades, mostly changing the box design. But in 1964, they issued versions for many Major League teams, with changes to the artwork. I've found versions for the Mets, Dodgers, Cardinals, Washington Senators, Red Sox, Pirates, Angels, and Orioles.

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