Georgia Dome sporting Super cushions tonight

MEMORABILIA

January 30, 1994|By Ruth Sadler | Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer

Collectors watching the Super Bowl might want to look closely at the seats in the Georgia Dome.

Each one has a special Super Bowl cushion in black and trimmed in turquoise and filled with souvenir goodies.

About 400 Morris Brown College students spent the past week distributing 73,594 cushions throughout the dome. Each student volunteer received a Super Bowl XXVIII shirt and seat cushion, and GTE, which provided the cushions, gave the school $10,000.

The cushions are decorated with the Super Bowl XXVIII and GTE logos. Other Super Bowl give-aways will be found in the cushion's 10 x 12-inch fold-over pouch -- trading cards, a flashlight, Pro Action magazine, a multi-band radio and premiere issue of an NFL children's magazine.

Super Bowl collectors might have (or want to look for) GTE seat cushions from XXI, XXII and XXIII, XXV and XXVI.

Action Packed racing

Action Packed will begin its 1994 racing season in February with two sets. A 42-card set features Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt and Rookie of the Year Jeff Gordon.

There are 20 cards of each driver, highlighting his 1993 season, and two showing them together.

Action Packed Racing Series I has 66 cards. Ten race winners and the top 10 cards will also be produced in randomly inserted 24k gold-leaf versions. Subsets include rookies, top pit crews and drivers who switched cars during the year. Collectors will get a preview of the cards in the March issue of Tuff Stuff. A card will be inserted in each magazine; 3,030 will be gold cards.

Racing into '94

Press Pass will be back for a second auto racing season in February with a 150-card set. It will include drivers, cars, owners, announcers and crew chiefs from Winston and Grand National divisions. Insert sets feature rookies, multiple race winners and a

two-card tribute to retired driver Harry Gant.

25th anniversary Mets

New York Mets fans can celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Miracle Mets' World Series victory with a 69-card set from Spectrum.

The cards come in a commemorative box, and there will be 750 sets signed by all 25 living players shown in the set, including Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. Spectrum has also issued an 8 1/2 x 11 "tribute sheet" showing a photo montage of the team on front and a synopsis of the season on the back. Spectrum also plans a line of '69 Mets memorabilia signed by the 25 living players.

Bobbing quarterbacks

Sports, Accessories and Memorabilia has added quarterbacks Jim Kelly and John Elway to its lineup of bobbing dolls. Each costs $39.95 and has a production run of 5,000. For

information or to order, call (800) 4-TEAMHDS.

Coming events

Friday, exhibit on Sheriff Fowble opens, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St., (410) 727-1539.

Saturday, card show to benefit Dorchester County Family YMCA (expected signer is Dave Johnson), American Legion Post 91 (Route 50, Cambridge), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (410) 221-0505.

Next Sunday, Babe Ruth's 99th birthday party and preview of celebration of his 100th birthday, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St., noon, (410) 727-1539.

CARD OF THE WEEK

Colts Hall of Famer Art Donovan returns to the world of football cards as No. 4 in Roger Staubach's NFL Football Preview Edition '94. The Ted Williams-produced set contains 130 cards and is limited to 5,000 cases. Other Colts in the set are John Unitas and Bert Jones.

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