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The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Opening Day is quickly approaching, and we're giving away a box of Topps Baseball 2013 Series 1 cards and a Dylan Bundy rookie card to one of our loyal readers. All you need to do to enter is "like" our Orioles Insider Facebook page and then enter your contact information for the contest. CLICK HERE to get started. We'll randomly choose a winner on April 8. In addition to having a chance to win the cards, you'll get breaking news, photos and feature stories sent out from our Orioles Insider Facebook page.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2013
Opening Day is quickly approaching, and we're giving away a box of Topps Baseball 2013 Series 1 cards and a Dylan Bundy rookie card to one of our loyal readers. All you need to do to enter is "like" our Orioles Insider Facebook page and then enter your contact information for the contest. CLICK HERE to get started. We'll randomly choose a winner on April 8. In addition to having a chance to win the cards, you'll get breaking news, photos and feature stories sent out from our Orioles Insider Facebook page.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
ClarificationIn Thursday's article on O. J. Simpson memorabilia, Jerry Warner of Mack the Plaque was quoted as being critical of some collectors. He was referring only to people who suddenly wanted Simpson items because of the notoriety of the murder chargesagainst him.When The Dugout opened in Ellicott City three years ago, an O. J. Simpson rookie card was one of the cards chosen for a place of honor in the display case."
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By COMPILED FROM NEWS SERVICE AND WEB REPORTS | October 27, 2008
So much for the power of the press. The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has been imploring fans at Jayhawks football games to give up a chant that has gone up from the stands on kickoff. Taken from a line in the Adam Sandler movie The Waterboy, fans tell the Jayhawks to "rip his f - - head off." The University Daily Kansan and KU coach Mark Mangino asked fans to chant something else. On Saturday, however, the nasty chant was back, for all the good it did the Jayhawks, who were routed by Texas Tech, 63-21.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | December 27, 1992
For basketball fans of upmarket cards, two of the possibilities are Upper Deck and the first basketball edition of Topps' Stadium Club.Upper Deck, with 310 cards in its first series, has a more ambitious and interesting offering.There's a nine-card tribute to Wilt Chamberlain, the second installment of the continuing heroes series, and a 20-card insert series called Jerry West Selects in which the Hall of Famer selects the top players in 10 skills -- 10 at the top of the game and 10 stars of the future.
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By Bill Tanton | June 17, 1991
The best way to know the real value of a baseball player, as any modernist knows, is by the current value of his baseball card -- particularly his rookie card.Cal Ripken's three hits including a homer yesterday and his American League-leading average of .359 notwithstanding, it's the card that tells us Ripken's true worth, and something very interesting is happening to the price of his."Cal's [rookie] card has gone up dramatically since last year," said Tom Blair, manager of Jay's Sport Shop in Towson.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Michael Jordan retired, and the collectors came -- or called.Robbie Davis, at Robbie's First Base in Timonium, says he had pictures of Jordan displayed on his walls for three months. Nothing moved them until Jordan's retirement announcement Wednesday."I'm here selling Michael Jordan everything," says Davis. "We had people who are not even collectors wanting Michael Jordan."He says he has gotten calls from people pricing Jordan rookie and second-year cards and that sales have topped those of Shaquille O'Neal, normally his best seller.
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By Ruth Sadler | October 23, 1990
If you're somewhere from thirtysomething to fiftysomething, you probably did baseball cards until you discovered Mad magazine -- around the age of 12.In those days, the vocabulary of cards was limited to "got 'im/don't got 'im." You opened your card pack, sorted the cards quickly into two piles, swapped the duplicates (or clipped one to the rear of your bike with a clothespin) and put the new ones in your collection, in rubber-banded piles in a shoe box. Cards of favorite players found their way into pockets or were thumbtacked to a place of honor on the wall or bulletin board.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | October 23, 1994
Last week, the Orioles dominated the sports headlines with a new manager, Phil Regan, and a new pitching coach, Mike Flanagan.Regan, who pitched in the 1960s, has cards from a near-classic period. And Flanagan is a longtime Orioles fan favorite.But that hasn't been enough to shake the doldrums in the Baltimore baseball card market."We did sell Phil Regan's rookie card [1961 Topps] . . . for a dollar," says Don Betz at Jay's Sports Connection in Towson. He says he sold three or four early in the week.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Contributing writer | September 29, 1991
When her sports enthusiast husband wanted to moonlight by opening a business selling baseball cards and memorabilia, Nancy Morin was skeptical."At the beginning, I had my doubts," says Morin. "I was thebiggest skeptic of them all. But now, things have worked out well."Three years later, things have worked out so well that the Morinsopened a second location yesterday at Perry Hall Crossing in Baltimore County.The couple's first store, The Batter's Box, is located at Festival at Bel Air mall on Route 24, outside Bel Air."
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | October 6, 2005
Rosie Napravnik was barely 15 years old when she showed up at trainer Dickie Small's barn at Pimlico asking to work his horses in the early dawn. "She didn't even have a driver's license yet," Small said. "But it was pretty obvious from the start that she wanted to be a jockey, and Rosie couldn't be more diligent. She worked horses for me for several years before finally getting her chance." When you pick up a program Saturday for Maryland Million Day, you will find A.R. Napravnik - that's 17-year-old Rosie, whose full name is Anna Rose - scheduled to ride six horses.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 1998
Down amid the clutter in the memorabilia storage room of the Babe Ruth Museum is a story. A story of two families with old baseball cards: one of which had its carefully mounted in protective glass, and another that chose the fabled shoebox-in-the-basement method of storage.Today, one family is in possession of worthless cardboard, the other a collection of $115,000 in baseball rarities. Which one struck it rich?The one with the shoe box, of course.Some of the contents of that shoe box -- Baltimore native Richard W. Davis' collection of 90-year-old T-206 tobacco cards -- went on display at the Babe Ruth Museum yesterday.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 24, 1997
The bulldozer was coming over the hill, so before it was too late, Mr. Joseph Marion Townsley decided to take a little peek inside the abandoned farmhouse. This was 30 years ago, up in Harford County, and the story can now be told. Townsley lived near the old house and, with the bulldozer on the way to raze it, curiosity pushed him through the door. He didn't find much -- just a bunch of old baseball cards, about 50 of them, on the floor. Townsley gathered three or four of them up, took them home and packed them in a briefcase.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | October 23, 1994
Last week, the Orioles dominated the sports headlines with a new manager, Phil Regan, and a new pitching coach, Mike Flanagan.Regan, who pitched in the 1960s, has cards from a near-classic period. And Flanagan is a longtime Orioles fan favorite.But that hasn't been enough to shake the doldrums in the Baltimore baseball card market."We did sell Phil Regan's rookie card [1961 Topps] . . . for a dollar," says Don Betz at Jay's Sports Connection in Towson. He says he sold three or four early in the week.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Major-league baseball players went on strike Aug. 12, and the season was declared over Sept. 14.But fans haven't stopped coming to Camden Yards -- or buying '' souvenirs at its Orioles Store."
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | June 23, 1994
ClarificationIn Thursday's article on O. J. Simpson memorabilia, Jerry Warner of Mack the Plaque was quoted as being critical of some collectors. He was referring only to people who suddenly wanted Simpson items because of the notoriety of the murder chargesagainst him.When The Dugout opened in Ellicott City three years ago, an O. J. Simpson rookie card was one of the cards chosen for a place of honor in the display case."
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By Ken Rosenthal | August 1, 1991
Want to know Cal Ripken's true value? Don't ask the crack talent scouts in the Orioles' front office. Just ask your local baseball card collector -- be it a professional like Jay Finglass, or the 8-year-old down the street.We now know Ripken is having a great season, because his first solo card is going for $175. Such validation is critical for players of the '90s. Next thing you know, agents will start quoting card prices as proof of their clients' popularity.Sound ridiculous? Well, no self-respecting collector would pay a nickel for Matt Young's rookie card.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 25, 1998
Down amid the clutter in the memorabilia storage room of the Babe Ruth Museum is a story. A story of two families with old baseball cards: one of which had its carefully mounted in protective glass, and another that chose the fabled shoebox-in-the-basement method of storage.Today, one family is in possession of worthless cardboard, the other a collection of $115,000 in baseball rarities. Which one struck it rich?The one with the shoe box, of course.Some of the contents of that shoe box -- Baltimore native Richard W. Davis' collection of 90-year-old T-206 tobacco cards -- went on display at the Babe Ruth Museum yesterday.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Michael Jordan retired, and the collectors came -- or called.Robbie Davis, at Robbie's First Base in Timonium, says he had pictures of Jordan displayed on his walls for three months. Nothing moved them until Jordan's retirement announcement Wednesday."I'm here selling Michael Jordan everything," says Davis. "We had people who are not even collectors wanting Michael Jordan."He says he has gotten calls from people pricing Jordan rookie and second-year cards and that sales have topped those of Shaquille O'Neal, normally his best seller.
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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
Spring training is in full swing, but most Baltimore collectors remain in the grip of winter."It takes a few warm days for people here to realize it's spring training" and start asking for Orioles cards, says Don Bevans of All Star Cards in Baltimore.He has seen strong demand for Upper Deck baseball cards, but it's NBA cards that are hot, especially NBA Hoops Series 2. "We've sold everything we could get our hands on," he says.Bill Tanner at Baseball Card Outlet in Dundalk expects more collectors to be asking about baseball next month, but now "anything with Shaquille O'Neal on it seems to be hot."
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