June 13, 2017
Good afternoon,

Happy Father's Day weekend to all the dads in the APBA community.

Congratulations to Penguin and Warrior fans on your team's championships.  Good luck to the young men who were drafted last night.  We are anxious to create your first APBA card.

Well done Scooter Gennett! He joins the exclusive 4 home run in one game club.

The college and pro football annuals are on newstands now.  Less than a 100 days to the start of the college football season.


Please place your convention product orders online as soon as your can.  Note in the comments section that you will be picking this order up at the convention.  We will not charge you for the order until you pick it up.  We hope to reduce the order fulfillment time.   When you come to register at the office (which you have to do to get your convention T-shirt), your order will be available. You can still order other items when you are in Alpharetta besides any earlier order(s) you have placed.  This change will help us insure that the products you want are available.

Convention attendees will be able to purchase the 2016 Pro Football Jumbo set, the 2016-17 Hockey card set and at least one 2016-17 European soccer league set.  These items will not be in the APBA store until after the convention.  Note in the comment section of the order form if you want any of these products. Prices will be announced in the future.

Get the tentative 2017 Convention schedule  and the baseball tournament rules here.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.

You can order these sets by clicking on the links below:
Manage the 1989 baseball season,
Order the 1990 Master Baseball game card set here,
Manage the 1948 MLB season,
The 1987 baseball season is now available as a master card set, and
2003 master baseball card set (900 players 30 per team).

With these new sets above, every season from 1901 through 1990 and 1995 to the present is a master card set. 

If you are planning to attend the 2017 Convention, the Braves will be home that entire week.  Hosting SF Monday through Thursday and then the Brewers for the weekend.   All of the SF games are night games.  The new Suntrust Field is much closer to the hotel than Turner Field is. If you go to a game, do not buy a set along the right field line, you will have a stiff neck from twisting to see the big Jumbotron.
 For soccer fans,  Atlanta United will be hosting Colorado, Saturday night at 7 pm at Bobby Dodd stadium.

This week the excitement continues to build as we approach the APBA National Convention in Alpharetta, Georgia on June 23-25th. I cannot wait to attend and see my old friends and meet new attendees. It is always an exciting time of the year. Attendance is definitely a bucket list item for APBA players.
This week's regional tournament tip is to establish a tournament theme which helps define the team selection (e.g. The 70's, Post-War Era, DH Era, 1950-Present National League, etc.).  If you have any tips you would like to share with our readers please submitted a brief write-up (3-4 sentences) to Randy at apba66nyslp@yahoo.com.   I hope you enjoying these tournament tips.
I am extending my second challenge for a Regional Tournament for the western part of the country.  I know we have some interested parties in Arizona and California.  Someone step to the plate for an event! Remember the initial gathering can be a gaming day. This will build interest, reduce planning, and offer informal play. Don't make me send Langhans out there!
We also added another gaming day to the schedule. APBA Baseball Day in Florida will be held on Saturday June 17th from 9am to 4pm at Denny's/Flying J located North of Tampa along I-75. Please contact FLTony on Between the Lines for further information. Tony I know that you are preparing that special team for Alpharetta.
The remaining 2017 APBA Regional Tournament schedule is as follows:
Saturday June 17th -APBA Baseball Day in Florida, North of Tampa, Florida. Contact FLTony on Between the Lines Delphi Forum for information.
Thursday June 22 through Sunday June 25, 2017 - APBA Draft Tournament, Fergus Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.  Contact Bryon Sievert at  bsievertca@gmail.com 
Saturday July 8, 2017 - 3rd Annual LBS Baseball Tournament, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.  Contact Ken Schulz at schulzka02@gmail.com
Saturday July 22, 2017 - APBA Lancaster World Series Baseball Tournament, Landisville, Pennsylvania.  Contact Dale Shreiner at dashreiner@gmail.com
Saturday August 5, 2017 - 2017 Chicagoland APBA Baseball Tournament, Chicago, Illinois.  Contact Rob Spatz at robspatz@gmail.com 
Saturday September 16, 2017 - 3rd Toledo Glass City APBA Baseball Tournament, Toledo, Ohio.  Contact Ron Emch at rce@emcher.com 
Saturday October 7, 2017 - APBA Wisconsin Baseball Tournament, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  Contact Kurt Bergland at bergland.kurt@yahoo.com or call Kurt at 262-955-9135.  Theme is the 1960's.
Saturday October 7, 2017 - The Twin Cities APBA Baseball Tournament, Maple Grove, Minnesota.  Contact Jim Fraasch at jwfraasch@mchsi.com.
Also for planning purposes the 4th Annual Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament (GMABT) will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Gene Davis and Sons Steaks Eatery (Exit 34 off of US-127 - 7 miles South of I-94). So be sure to save the date for this annual Spring gathering in Michigan.
If your tournament is not mentioned above and you are planning a 2017 Regional APBA Tournament please forward me your tournament and contact information at apba66nyslp@yahoo.com and I will be sure to promote your event in APBA's company electronic newsletter.  Remember all APBA game tournaments are welcome.  Have a great week everyone and I can't wait to see everyone in Alpharetta.

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John Herson
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