October 1, 1995
One of the biggest trading card hits has been "Magic: The Gathering." It's a fantasy role-playing game that uses trading cards.Magic cards, like their sports counterparts, can be rare (and valuable -- in monetary terms or for playing the game) or common. Some hobby dealers say it helped save their bottom line during last year's baseball strike.Upper Deck noticed and is bringing out a fantasy football game. That's fantasy football that Magic devotees will recognize, not the kind for NFL statistics fans.
July 30, 1995
Cal Ripken seems to be everywhere -- at the ballpark (naturally), on the cover of virtually every publication, on T-shirts, on a lithograph and on baseball cards.Fleer/Skybox International is honoring the Orioles shortstop with a pair of 10-card insert sets, in the premiere edition of E-Motion Major League Baseball and in Series 2 of Flair.The Ripken insert sets feature highlights selected by Ripken. The E-Motion set is called "Timeless," and the Flair set is "Enduring."Both sets will be augmented by five cards highlighting the 1995 season, available by mail.