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By Ruth Sadler p | August 18, 1991
The NHL's 75th season won't begin for another six weeks, and training camps aren't open yet, but 1991-92 hockey cards are here.Pro Set's 345-card Series I is out, and for people with an interest in NHL history, the cards are a good way to take your mind off the summer heat. There are 13 historic cards focusing on the NHL's 75th anniversary. These have sepia-tone fronts and feature Hall of Famers. Pro Set continues its practice of borderless fronts on all cards.In addition to the 75th anniversary cards, Series I includes 13 player cards per team (except the new San Jose Sharks, with five cards)
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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 | November 18, 1990
Hockey fans know it's hockey season, and this year, the sports hobby business knows it, too.From the 1954-55 season until last season, except for 1982-83 and 1983-84, when it did not issue hockey sets in the United States, hockey cards have meant Topps.This season, four card companies are producing sets, and there's even a hockey-card magazine.Score, Pro Set and Topps cards are available now, and Upper Deck's are being shipped and are expected in stores next month.Score cards resemble their baseball and football counterparts, with action photos on the front and color head shots on the back; card fronts have a team logo and a position silhouette.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1995
For the past two seasons, there was no professional hockey in Baltimore and Gary Benton was in hibernation.Benton sells hockey cards -- and only hockey cards -- as All Hockey By Mike in baseball-crazy Baltimore.Hockey is back at the Arena with the American Hockey League Bandits, and Benton will be back at his part-time pursuit this week, too.He had an agreement with the Skipjacks to sell his cards at the team's home games. He now has an agreement to do the same at Bandits home games beginning Wednesday.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
Chris Kontos fans may be disappointed, but most other hockey fans who collect cards should find a lot to like among Upper Deck low series, Topps and Stadium Club.Kontos, the offensive surprise of the season, never had more than eight goals in a season and was obviously not a candidate to be on one of the Tampa Bay Lightning's few cards in any set.Upper Deck, except for its lapse with the composite Eric Lindros card, again presents a lineup of good-looking cards.All eight expansion-team players are shown in their new uniforms (Topps and Stadium Club list the new teams but have the players in last year's uniforms)
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1995
For the past two seasons, there was no professional hockey in Baltimore and Gary Benton was in hibernation.Benton sells hockey cards -- and only hockey cards -- as All Hockey By Mike in baseball-crazy Baltimore.Hockey is back at the Arena with the American Hockey League Bandits, and Benton will be back at his part-time pursuit this week, too.He had an agreement with the Skipjacks to sell his cards at the team's home games. He now has an agreement to do the same at Bandits home games beginning Wednesday.
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By Ruth Sadler | December 16, 1990
Pro Set, which has football and hockey cards out this year, is swinging into warm-weather sports with a 100-card PGA Tour set.The set has cards of 75 members of the PGA Tour, including Greg Norman, Payne Stewart and Bob Tway, and 25 members of the Senior PGA Tour, including Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus and what is described as the first sports card of Arnold Palmer.The prototype cards show action photos on the front, with a combined PGA Tour/Pro Set logo in the upper left corner, gold or silver stripes top and bottom, and the player's name on a contrasting-color stripe directly under the picture.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
In the land of Parkhurst, which Brian Price created two years ago, the NHL still has six teams and a lot of its players have crewcuts.Price's Parkhurst Hockey Cards are back for a third season of old-fashioned fun. Price, who collected "Parkies" as a child, purchased controlling interest in the venerable name and has been creating "what-if" sets.The original Parkhurst cards were produced from 1951-52 to 1963-64, except for the 1956-57 season. Price's first Parkies were the "Missing Link" set, that of 1956-57.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | October 3, 1993
5/8 TC The NFL season is in full swing, and although football cards have been out for a couple of months, there are more to come.Fleer is bringing out its second season of GameDay, a 480-card set, late this month, which is to include players who have changed teams.There will be 56 rookies (two per team) and 51 players signed as free agents or traded after last season.As an official card of the NFL, GameDay features league photographs. Fleer emphasizes that photos used in the Gameday set are not the same as those used in the GameDay/McDonald's promotion.
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By Ruth Sadler | October 6, 1991
Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall caused a sensatio last March when he and NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky paid a record $451,000 for a Honus Wagner card at Sotheby's auction of sports memorabilia.Next week, McNall, a longtime coin dealer, will hold a sports memorabilia auction in California through his Superior Galleries."Had I known the energy and interest generated from the purchase of one beautiful T206 Honus Wagner card, I would have taken a closer look at this hobby long ago," McNall said.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
In the land of Parkhurst, which Brian Price created two years ago, the NHL still has six teams and a lot of its players have crewcuts.Price's Parkhurst Hockey Cards are back for a third season of old-fashioned fun. Price, who collected "Parkies" as a child, purchased controlling interest in the venerable name and has been creating "what-if" sets.The original Parkhurst cards were produced from 1951-52 to 1963-64, except for the 1956-57 season. Price's first Parkies were the "Missing Link" set, that of 1956-57.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
They put players' faces -- not always smiling -- on trading cards. And last week major-league baseball players put smiles on the card companies' faces when they ended their 7 1/2 -month strike and began training camp.The early issues are out, and manufacturers say the low production numbers are final. They won't be running off any more of those sets."As a fan, I'm excited. As a businessman with a license, it makes my job easier," says Marty Cramer, director of operations of Pacific Trading Cards (and a Seattle Mariners season-ticket holder)
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1994
From 1951-52 to 1963-64, hockey fans collected Parkhurst cards.Except in the 1956-57 season, when there were no hockey cards, Parkhurst's or anyone else's.Next month collectors can begin filling that gap with the Parkhurst "missing link" series.Brian Price, a lifelong hockey fan and collector, is the guiding force behind the cards, which will be produced by Upper Deck.Two card dealers purchased the rights to the Parkhurst name in 1986. Price got involved in 1990 and now has the controlling interest.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | October 3, 1993
5/8 TC The NFL season is in full swing, and although football cards have been out for a couple of months, there are more to come.Fleer is bringing out its second season of GameDay, a 480-card set, late this month, which is to include players who have changed teams.There will be 56 rookies (two per team) and 51 players signed as free agents or traded after last season.As an official card of the NFL, GameDay features league photographs. Fleer emphasizes that photos used in the Gameday set are not the same as those used in the GameDay/McDonald's promotion.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
Chris Kontos fans may be disappointed, but most other hockey fans who collect cards should find a lot to like among Upper Deck low series, Topps and Stadium Club.Kontos, the offensive surprise of the season, never had more than eight goals in a season and was obviously not a candidate to be on one of the Tampa Bay Lightning's few cards in any set.Upper Deck, except for its lapse with the composite Eric Lindros card, again presents a lineup of good-looking cards.All eight expansion-team players are shown in their new uniforms (Topps and Stadium Club list the new teams but have the players in last year's uniforms)
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By Ruth Sadler | October 6, 1991
Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall caused a sensatio last March when he and NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky paid a record $451,000 for a Honus Wagner card at Sotheby's auction of sports memorabilia.Next week, McNall, a longtime coin dealer, will hold a sports memorabilia auction in California through his Superior Galleries."Had I known the energy and interest generated from the purchase of one beautiful T206 Honus Wagner card, I would have taken a closer look at this hobby long ago," McNall said.
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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 Writer | April 9, 1995
They put players' faces -- not always smiling -- on trading cards. And last week major-league baseball players put smiles on the card companies' faces when they ended their 7 1/2 -month strike and began training camp.The early issues are out, and manufacturers say the low production numbers are final. They won't be running off any more of those sets."As a fan, I'm excited. As a businessman with a license, it makes my job easier," says Marty Cramer, director of operations of Pacific Trading Cards (and a Seattle Mariners season-ticket holder)
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By Ruth Sadler p | August 18, 1991
The NHL's 75th season won't begin for another six weeks, and training camps aren't open yet, but 1991-92 hockey cards are here.Pro Set's 345-card Series I is out, and for people with an interest in NHL history, the cards are a good way to take your mind off the summer heat. There are 13 historic cards focusing on the NHL's 75th anniversary. These have sepia-tone fronts and feature Hall of Famers. Pro Set continues its practice of borderless fronts on all cards.In addition to the 75th anniversary cards, Series I includes 13 player cards per team (except the new San Jose Sharks, with five cards)
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By Ruth Sadler | December 16, 1990
Pro Set, which has football and hockey cards out this year, is swinging into warm-weather sports with a 100-card PGA Tour set.The set has cards of 75 members of the PGA Tour, including Greg Norman, Payne Stewart and Bob Tway, and 25 members of the Senior PGA Tour, including Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus and what is described as the first sports card of Arnold Palmer.The prototype cards show action photos on the front, with a combined PGA Tour/Pro Set logo in the upper left corner, gold or silver stripes top and bottom, and the player's name on a contrasting-color stripe directly under the picture.
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