Baseball Boss introduces 1957 baseball card set for its free online baseball game!
Players can collect, trade and play baseball online with legends such as Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Berra, Spahn, Williams and Ford.
Austin, TX (Oct.. 9, 2008) — Challenge Games, the developers of Baseball Boss, a web-based, free online baseball game that lets people build a fantasy baseball team from virtual baseball cards, has announced the introduction of new sets of virtual baseball cards based on the 1957 Major League baseball season. The 1957 card sets will be available for sale in the Baseball Boss store on Saturday, Oct. 11th.
The 1957 sets are the first new baseball card sets introduced by Baseball Boss since the game launched in July of this year. It features such greats as the Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron and New York Yankees’ Mickey Mantle. Mantle and Aaron won their respective leagues’ Most Valuable Player Awards that year and led their teams to the 1957 World Series.
The 1957 set also includes that year’s Sporting News Player of the Year Award Winner Ted Williams of the Red Sox, pitching greats Whitey Ford of the Yankees and Warren Spahn of the Braves. One of baseball’s all-time greatest catchers and personalities, Yogi Berra of the Yankees, is also featured.
”We all grew up hearing stories of baseball’s legends – Mays, Musial, Aaron, Berra, Williams and Mantle – so the release of Baseball Boss’ 1957 card sets is an exciting event for baseball fans, card collectors and gamers. It directly connects us all to the golden age of baseball,” said Jeff Petry, head of marketing for Baseball Boss. “The 1957 decks are an outstanding addition to our lineup of current and historical cards and allow fans to build dream teams and compete with an array of legendary players. As only Yogi Berra could say, these card sets give Baseball Boss ‘deep depth.’ We’re continually working towards bringing fans and gamers the best baseball game on the web and we hope players and fans have fun with 1957.”
To celebrate the release of the new sets, Baseball Boss is conducting a series of promotions throughout October. The promotions include the Golden Age of Baseball Sweepstakes that will give registered Baseball Boss players a chance to win 1957 era baseball memorabilia, with an autographed Mickey Mantle baseball as the top prize. The Golden Age Sweepstakes will run from Oct. 11th to Nov. 17th. For more information about this and other promotions go to: http://www.baseballboss.com/pages/setlaunch/list.
Baseball Boss is one of the most innovative baseball games to hit the genre in many years. It is a free to play game that combines baseball card collecting with fantasy baseball simulation games. Its short-form design allows it to be played in 5-15 minute increments, and is an ideal format for both casual and hardcore players wanting a quick gaming experience.. Players can challenge other teams asynchronously, meaning they do not have to be online at the same time to go head to head. Gamers may also play in a variety of other formats such as leagues and class (ladder) play. Players can acquire more cards by trading with other players, winning cards from other players in the game’s auction house, or by purchasing new packs, cases and boxes of cards in the store.
To play Baseball Boss for free, visit www.baseballboss.com.
About Challenge Online Games, Inc.
Challenge Online Games, Inc. (Challenge Games) creates online games that are fun and easy to play whether you’re a serious or casual gamer. The company was founded by veteran entrepreneur and gamer, Andrew Busey, author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards and creator of one of the first instant messaging applications. Challenge Games currently offers Duels and Baseball Boss – multiplayer web-based games that combine the best of the collectible card games (CCGs) and traditional role-playing games with the convenience of the short-form gaming experience. The company also holds a multi-year licensing agreement with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball. Challenge Games is based in Austin, Texas and is privately held with funding from Sequoia Capital and GlobeSpan Capital Partners. For more information on Challenge Games visit www.challengegames.com.