These cards were designed by Lenny, of the bblog at mfooz.com. I first mentioned these cards (and his blog) back in this post. Since then, I’ve had probably a dozen or so emails and random requests for copies of the cards. On Strat Fan Forum the other day, there was a thread full of guys requesting the cards. With Lenny’s permission, from now on the cards will be available here as a free download. To get all of the cards, you’ll need to download all three of the jpg files below.
Over at StratFanForum, there has been some discussion lately about how to best capture Strat-o-Matic’s computer-only player cards and turn them into actual cards that can be printed and played. I posted an example of one card I did, and then had a request from TerryB for a step-by-step instruction. Below is a video of How To Use MS Paint to take a Strat-o-Matic computer card and turn it into a printable card. In the video I take this Don Drysdale 1965 Pitcher’s Hitting Card from the Notebook: and turn it into this Don Drysdale Pitcher’s Hitting Card that can … Continue reading
Created by Gary Simonds as part of his 1934 Pacific Coast League roster set (free and downloadable at his MyOpera site) This is a screenshot from Joe DiMaggio’s 1934 San Francisco Seals player notebook (I cropped out the spirals in the center). If you haven’t yet, you’ll definitely want to take a look around Gary Simonds’ website. It is a treasure trove for Strat-o-Matic fans. Gary has created many Minor League, Japanese League, and College seasons that he distributes for the use of the Strat community. His work is stellar. For most seasons, the 1950 Strat season authorization is required … Continue reading
Many people enjoy playing along with the 2012 season using 2011 cards, and the biggest obstacle to overcome for many is this: How do you card unknown quantities, like foreign imports, for instance? Luckily for Strat-players, one of this year’s greatest unknown quantities, pitcher Yu Darvish (now of the Texas Rangers), though technically a rookie, has a career’s worth of data to build a card from. The card pictured below was taken from the Japanese League Heroes/Hall of Famers set at GarLen’s – Strat-O-Shack. This set is amazing and this card will come in handy for lots of us Card … Continue reading
Monte Irvin was elected to the Hall of Fame – deservedly, in the opinion of most – in 1973. However, if you just went to Monte Irvin’s Major League stats page on Baseball-Reference, you might not know that this was one of the greatest ballplayers of the 1940’s. When Irvin entered Major League Baseball in 1949, he was 30 years old, and had spent his prime seasons in the relative obscurity of the Negro Leagues. In 2010, when Strat-o-Matic released both the Negro League and ‘Hall of Fame 2010’ sets, I was hoping that Irvin would finally get his due. … Continue reading