Cities put Olympic memories on display

Memorabilia

April 07, 1996|By Ruth Sadler | Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF

Before the centennial modern Olympic Games begin in Atlanta this summer, its heritage will be on display in 40 cities.

Olympic sponsor Chevrolet is behind the Olympic Dream Tour, which will be at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium on April 19-21. Admission is free, and the exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. until dark April 19-20 and from noon until dark April 21.

Memorabilia from previous Olympiads (don't touch) as well as equipment used by present Olympians in various sports (do touch) will be on display. Athletes will demonstrate such sports as gymnastics and fencing, and there will be interactive kiosks. Walk alongside footprints set 29 feet, 2 1/2 inches apart, the distance of Bob Beamon's Olympic long-jump record.

Among the items on tour are winners' medals, programs, tickets, torches, uniforms, flags, posters, newspaper articles and pins. The memorabilia is from the collections of the tour's curators, Bernth Ahlstroem and Ingrid O'Neil. O'Neil has done a similar, but smaller, exhibit for the Atlantic Committee for the Olympic Games.

Bowman Hockey

Topps brings back Bowman Hockey after a three-year absence with a 165-card set plus three insert sets. The set, to be released this week, includes 40 Canadian Hockey League players eligible for this year's NHL Entry Draft.

Playoff Trophy Contenders

Playoff Trophy Contenders completes the 1995 NFL season by focusing on the playoffs and including complete 1995 player statistics. There are 120 basic cards and three insert sets.

Precious metal Jordan

Enviromint is featuring Michael Jordan on pure silver medallions. The limited edition, commissioned by Upper Deck, also is available in a gold-overlay version and three-piece matched proof set. There also is a two-piece set with the gold overlay coin and Upper Deck's 24-karat gold-etched, silver-nickel Jordan card; that set is limited to 500. Call (800) 299-MINT.

Coming events

Through Oct. 31, exhibit featuring items from Cal Ripken's record-breaking streak, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., (410) 727-1539.

Friday-next Sunday, card show, Shops at Kenilworth Mall (I-695, Exit 25), mall hours, (410) 866-3366.

Saturday, card show and auction to benefit Cub Scout Pack 447 and National Kidney Foundation-Maryland, St. Philip Neri School, Linthicum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., (717) 456-7014 ext. 4072 days, (410) 789-1488 evenings.

April 18, memorabilia auction (items include game-used Cal Ripken streak balls), Reflections Restaurant, Sykesville, noon, (800) 230-4312 or (410) 795-0033.

April 19-21, Olympic Dream Tour (memorabilia display and hands-on exhibits), State Fairgrounds, Timonium, April 19-20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 21 noon to 7 p.m.

April 19-Oct. 31, exhibit celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1966 world champion Orioles, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (7 p.m. on Orioles game days), (410) 727-1539.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

Card of the week

Pinnacle's Select Certified Hockey is a single-series 144-card set. Cards have a mirror-like finish protected by peel-off film. There are three insert sets and a parallel set. Look for them in May. (Shown is Washington Capitals goalie Jim Carey.)

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