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By Ruth Sadler | July 11, 1996
The best-known Olympics collectibles, over the years, have been pins.But trading cards are a part of the Centennial Games, too, focusing on history and the U.S. basketball teams.Upper Deck is the third major card manufacturer to offer Olympic cards this year, and it has two sets. The first, U.S. Olympic Champions Olympicards, features top American athletes of past Olympics and potential members of the 1996 teams (cards were printed before selections were made). It has 135 basic cards and four insert sets totaling 44 cards.
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By Ruth Sadler | July 11, 1996
The best-known Olympics collectibles, over the years, have been pins.But trading cards are a part of the Centennial Games, too, focusing on history and the U.S. basketball teams.Upper Deck is the third major card manufacturer to offer Olympic cards this year, and it has two sets. The first, U.S. Olympic Champions Olympicards, features top American athletes of past Olympics and potential members of the 1996 teams (cards were printed before selections were made). It has 135 basic cards and four insert sets totaling 44 cards.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1996
Last year, Cal Ripken's breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games generated a plethora of collectibles.The "2131" hoopla is over, but there will still be a lot for Ripken's fans to collect in 1996."
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1996
The baseball card that made headlines five years ago when it was sold at auction for $451,000 is on the block again.That's the 1910 Honus Wagner T-206 card that hockey star Wayne Gretzky and former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall bought for the record price at a Sotheby's auction. In 1994, Gretzky bought out McNall's half and subsequently sold the card to Treat Entertainment, a distributor of cards, collectibles and accessories.Treat made the card the centerpiece of a classic card give-away, and Patricia Gibbs, a postal clerk from Hollywood, Fla., won the card in a February drawing.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
Collectors know what makes a card special. Fleer is giving them -- as long as they're 18 or younger -- their chance to design an NBA card.The contest will be judged in two age groups, 12 and under and 13-18, and prizes are identical. The top prize is a trip to the NBA All-Star Game and Jam Session in San Antonio. Runners-up get autographed basketballs, and second prize is a complete set of 1995-96 Fleer or Fleer Ultra NBA cards.The contest judges know their stuff -- they include NBA players and Fleer designers.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1995
In part thanks to increased exposure on television, female athletes are becoming better-known.But they haven't been seen often on trading cards. That's because the major manufacturers concentrate on professional team sports and the best-known female athletes tend to be in tennis, golf, track and field, gymnastics and figure skating. There have been women on tennis and Olympic cards, and some college basketball teams have issued cards.The U.S. women's soccer team was featured in a subset of Upper Deck's 1994 World Cup set.But this week a women's team gets a set of its own from a major manufacturer.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1996
There are a lot of officially licensed items with "2131" on them in collections across the country.But the real "2131," the large numerals that hung from the B&O warehouse during Cal Ripken's pursuit of Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record last summer, have found a home at the Babe Ruth Museum. The banners are part of an exhibit on Ripken's streak that opened Friday.Also on display are Orioles manager Phil Regan's lineup card, the pitching rubber and second base from the record-breaking game Sept.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1996
Even Bill Haelig is boggled.For the past 11 years, Haelig has compiled a checklist of Cal Ripken collectibles -- everything from cards to watches and magazine covers. But the plethora of insert sets and commemorative cards featuring Ripken that have been issued in 1995 and 1996 has him shaking his head."My problem is just keeping up with all the new issues," he says.He says the sheer number of new cards, as well as the number that are listed by Beckett for $100 or more, has changed his collecting habits.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 28, 1996
The baseball card that made headlines five years ago when it was sold at auction for $451,000 is on the block again.That's the 1910 Honus Wagner T-206 card that hockey star Wayne Gretzky and former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall bought for the record price at a Sotheby's auction. In 1994, Gretzky bought out McNall's half and subsequently sold the card to Treat Entertainment, a distributor of cards, collectibles and accessories.Treat made the card the centerpiece of a classic card give-away, and Patricia Gibbs, a postal clerk from Hollywood, Fla., won the card in a February drawing.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 18, 1996
There's nothing particularly remarkable about Pacific's Crown Collection baseball cards -- until you look at the back.The primary text is in Spanish, with English beneath. Pacific's license with Major League Baseball is to produce bilingual trading cards, and this is the fifth year for the cards.There are 450 basic cards and six insert sets in the 1996 Crown Collection, and many of them feature Spanish-surnamed players."We do focus on the Latin players with the bilingual cards," said Pacific's Mike Monson.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1996
Topps has been repackaging Mickey Mantle this baseball card season and now is giving him the cereal-box treatment.To honor Mantle, who died last year and whose cards are among the most sought, Topps has reprinted cards from his 19 major-league seasons. Picture this American hero on the all-American breakfast table and you have Mantle's latest morph.The 19 Topps and Bowman Mantle cards selected for 1996 Topps Baseball will be turning up on Topps Baseball Mickey Mantle Cereal Box sets. Each card, plus the redesigned commemorative No. 7 card, will be featured on a box the size of a single-serving cereal box. Each box will be packed with 110 cards from '96 Topps Baseball and a randomly selected Mantle reproduction.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1996
There are a lot of officially licensed items with "2131" on them in collections across the country.But the real "2131," the large numerals that hung from the B&O warehouse during Cal Ripken's pursuit of Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record last summer, have found a home at the Babe Ruth Museum. The banners are part of an exhibit on Ripken's streak that opened Friday.Also on display are Orioles manager Phil Regan's lineup card, the pitching rubber and second base from the record-breaking game Sept.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1996
Last year, Cal Ripken's breaking Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games generated a plethora of collectibles.The "2131" hoopla is over, but there will still be a lot for Ripken's fans to collect in 1996."
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 18, 1996
There's nothing particularly remarkable about Pacific's Crown Collection baseball cards -- until you look at the back.The primary text is in Spanish, with English beneath. Pacific's license with Major League Baseball is to produce bilingual trading cards, and this is the fifth year for the cards.There are 450 basic cards and six insert sets in the 1996 Crown Collection, and many of them feature Spanish-surnamed players."We do focus on the Latin players with the bilingual cards," said Pacific's Mike Monson.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1996
Even Bill Haelig is boggled.For the past 11 years, Haelig has compiled a checklist of Cal Ripken collectibles -- everything from cards to watches and magazine covers. But the plethora of insert sets and commemorative cards featuring Ripken that have been issued in 1995 and 1996 has him shaking his head."My problem is just keeping up with all the new issues," he says.He says the sheer number of new cards, as well as the number that are listed by Beckett for $100 or more, has changed his collecting habits.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1996
Magic Johnson returned to the NBA last week, and he'll be back on basketball cards by next month."He's an active player again, and . . . as [an active player], [he's] automatically included in NBA trading cards," says Donna Goldsmith of the NBA. "They're all going to try to get him into the Series II products."Upper Deck, whose second series is scheduled for a late February or early March release, might be first."We'll definitely include Magic in the Upper Deck Series II," says Marilyn Van Dyke of Upper Deck.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1996
Topps has been repackaging Mickey Mantle this baseball card season and now is giving him the cereal-box treatment.To honor Mantle, who died last year and whose cards are among the most sought, Topps has reprinted cards from his 19 major-league seasons. Picture this American hero on the all-American breakfast table and you have Mantle's latest morph.The 19 Topps and Bowman Mantle cards selected for 1996 Topps Baseball will be turning up on Topps Baseball Mickey Mantle Cereal Box sets. Each card, plus the redesigned commemorative No. 7 card, will be featured on a box the size of a single-serving cereal box. Each box will be packed with 110 cards from '96 Topps Baseball and a randomly selected Mantle reproduction.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1995
Attention, Cal Ripken collectors.The first of the 1996 baseball cards are out, and Upper Deck is leading the chase for Ripken cards.Upper Deck's first set for 1996 is Collector's Choice Series One. Among the insert cards are the first five cards of the Cal Ripken Jr. Collection, a 22-card insert set that will be completed with insert cards from Collector's Choice Series Two, Upper Deck Series One and Two, SP Baseball and SP Championship Series.The format for the Ripken set should be familiar to Upper Deck fans -- it was used for Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Joe Montana inserts.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1995
In part thanks to increased exposure on television, female athletes are becoming better-known.But they haven't been seen often on trading cards. That's because the major manufacturers concentrate on professional team sports and the best-known female athletes tend to be in tennis, golf, track and field, gymnastics and figure skating. There have been women on tennis and Olympic cards, and some college basketball teams have issued cards.The U.S. women's soccer team was featured in a subset of Upper Deck's 1994 World Cup set.But this week a women's team gets a set of its own from a major manufacturer.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1995
Attention, Cal Ripken collectors.The first of the 1996 baseball cards are out, and Upper Deck is leading the chase for Ripken cards.Upper Deck's first set for 1996 is Collector's Choice Series One. Among the insert cards are the first five cards of the Cal Ripken Jr. Collection, a 22-card insert set that will be completed with insert cards from Collector's Choice Series Two, Upper Deck Series One and Two, SP Baseball and SP Championship Series.The format for the Ripken set should be familiar to Upper Deck fans -- it was used for Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Joe Montana inserts.
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