Ripken, Fielder go 4-for-4 in Denny's series

MEMORABILIA

July 03, 1994|By Ruth Sadler | Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer

Cal Ripken of the Orioles and Cecil Fielder of the Detroit Tigers both play in the American League.

They have something else in common: They are the only players to appear in all four of Denny's hologram baseball card sets. Will Clark had appeared in the first three sets.

Cards from the fourth set, again produced by Upper Deck, will be available with a qualifying purchase at participating restaurants through Aug. 31 or while supplies last. This set is also designed to help commemorate professional baseball's 125th anniversary.

In the past, the cards featured sluggers, especially grand slam hitters (the required purchases were "Grand Slam" menu items). This time there are also pitchers (Jim Abbott, Kevin Appier and Cal Eldred) and players not noted for their slugging (such as Ozzie Smith).

Other players in the set include Tim Salmon, Roberto Alomar, David Justice, Ryne Sandberg, Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey, Tony Gwynn, Lenny Dykstra and Frank Thomas.

Upper Deck spokesman Reggie Jackson is featured on a card, but that's only available in an Aug. 31 drawing at each participating restaurant. Customers also can register to win the complete 28-card set.

Bobbing Red Sox

Collectors can put three generations of Red Sox on their shelf. Sports, Accessories & Memorabilia is offering bobbing head dolls of Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Roger Clemens for $108, including shipping. After the special, they will be sold individually at $43.95 (Yastrzemski), $53.95 (Clemens) and $63.95 (Williams). The company's other new bobber is Gary Carter ($43.95). Call (800) TEAMHDS.

Clemente key chain

Landmark Sports, Inc. has produced 3,000 silver-plated medallion key chains of Roberto Clemente, marking the dedication of a statue of the Hall of Famer in Pittsburgh. Each key chain comes with a certificate of authenticity and costs $15.99 plus $3 shipping. To order, call (800) 234-5092 or send a check or money order to Landmark Sports Inc., P.O. Box 57-8993, Chicago, Ill. 60657-8993.

Rangers medallions

Enviromint is commemorating the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup championship with a series of medallions. They come in silver ($29.95), 24-karat select ($49.95) and pure gold ($850). Call (800) 299-MINT to order or for information.

Starting Lineup benefit

An auction of prototype and autographed Starting Lineup figurines raised $26,170 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The prized piece auctioned at the first Midwest Starting Lineup Convention and Auction in Cincinnati June 11-12 was a 1993 Nolan Ryan prototype ($2,450).

Coming events

Friday through July 12, Upper Deck All-Star FanFest, Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

Saturday, Leo Gomez festival (card show, auction) to benefit Spanish Christian Church community outreach program, BWI Marriott (expected signers are Gomez, Harold Baines, Mike Mussina, Lonnie Smith, Alan Mills, Rafael Palmeiro, Ruben Sierra and Jeffrey Hammonds), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (410) 461-8664.

CARD OF THE WEEK

Fleer has made its USA Basketball set a super premium Flair offering. The 120-card set features eight cards for 13 men's team members and two cards for each coach. There also is a six-card women's legends subset. The two checklist cards, when placed together, form a team picture of Dream Team II. (Shown is

Shawn Kemp.)

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