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By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | September 20, 1992
In the heat of the pennant races, think of something cool -- like ice hockey. Training camps are in session, and trading cards aren't far behind. Score is ready with a 550-card, single-series set. It will come in two versions, an English language one for the United States and a bilingual one in English and French for Canadian collectors. The sets will differ in design, photographs and limited-edition insert cards. Both will be available in 16-card and 35-card packs, but only the Canadian version will come as a factory set. Card fronts are clean and logical.
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By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | February 14, 2008
In the minutes of our retirement community town meeting, I find that the property management committee is concerned about our having to change to HDTV in 2009. I'm pretty sure I've read in your column that HDTV and digital TV are two different things. Am I correct? - Anne Townes All HDTV is digital, but not all digital is HDTV. Here's how to think of it. Draw a big circle and label it digital. Then draw a smaller circle inside it and label it HDTV. HDTV is a subset, a part, of digital TV. Digital just means the signal is sent out in the language of computers into tiny hunks of information that are assembled at the other end. That conversion to digital means cleaner signals.
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SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler | April 14, 1991
If you can get baseball cards for Christmas, should you b surprised that you can get football cards for Father's Day? (Sorry, collector moms, but shipping won't be in time for Mother's Day.)Just when it seemed safe to believe that baseball -- and spring -- had arrived, football is here, too.Score's Series I football cards, 345 strong, will be shipped in late May. Series II, with 341 cards, will be shipped in August. The 690-card factory set, which has four cards not available in packs, will arrive with the National Football League season in September.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephanie Shapiro | April 8, 2001
Six years ago, when he heard the news that Robert Alexander Eckhardt was dead, and that effects belonging to him and his late twin, John, had been sold to a Fells Point antiques dealer, Jeffrey Pratt Gordon hit the streets. He combed every shop in the waterfront neighborhood for items he'd recognize as evidence of the Eckhardts' lives: hand-carved Punch and Judy puppets, pastoral painted screens, carnival pitchbooks, toy circus animals. Any number of artifacts might lead to the eclectic estate of brothers whose whimsical genius had sustained them for most of their lives while enchanting multitudes.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | April 26, 1992
It's golf weather, and, for people who follow the men's golf tours, Pro Set has the cards.The third edition of PGA Tour cards is 300 strong, up from 285 last year. It features players of PGA Tour and PGA Senior Tour as well as top European Tour and Ben Hogan Tour players. There are special cards honoring Ben Hogan and Chip Beck's record-tying round of 59. There are also 5,000 randomly inserted Ben Hogan commemorative holograms.As the official card of the PGA Tour, Pro Set has access to the tour's photographic library, and it uses that privilege to good advantage.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
IndyCar fans have a card set, too.This is the second year AW Sports has produced an IndyCar series, and this year's edition is a big improvement over last year's. The card stock is better, and the cards are a lot better looking.The 100-card All World Racing set features drivers of the past and present -- but no A.J. Foyt. According to Bill Doak of AW, Foyt is not part of the Championship Drivers Association, which grants licenses."A.J. cuts his own merchandising deals," says Doak. "He's the only racer who declined to be in the set."
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | January 16, 1994
During last summer's All-Star FanFest, Ted Williams unveiled a baseball card set. Prominent in the set were players whose achievements are often unrecognized: stars of the Negro Leagues, the Girls All-America Baseball League and players of the pre-television era.In time for the Super Bowl, Williams tackles the NFL with "Roger Staubach's NFL Football Preview Edition '94," a legends set.The 130-card set, licensed by NFL Properties and the NFL Players Association,...
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
Uniform collector Mark Stang had about four dozen flannel shirts and wanted to know who had worn them. He contacted the Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball and The Sporting News seeking a list."
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1994
Collectors who specialize in the Orioles have another 30 cards to track down.Topps, which introduced Team Stadium Club cards last year with 16 teams, has cut the field to 12 teams. The Orioles have been added as well as the Toronto Blue Jays. Holdovers are the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers.The catch for collectors is that it will be tougher to get their favorite team.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | May 10, 1992
With the trend toward more premium card sets and higher prices for higher-quality regular sets, it would seem that manufacturers are catering to collectors with adult-sized budgets.But three companies are aiming at younger collectors with more modest budgets. Donruss and Topps have new sets geared toward pre-teens, and Upper Deck has a special promotion in conjunction with the 26 Triple-A baseball teams.Donruss has released a 264-card Triple Play set that looks like a winner. One subset is Little Hotshots, which features pictures of stars such as Cal Ripken and Andy Van Slyke as Little Leaguers.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
Collectors find out about card shows in lots of places -- magazines, newspapers, fliers at shows and word of mouth.When Merrye Atkinson got hooked on autograph collecting, she knew there had to be a better way to find out where the players she wanted would be."It was hard keeping track," says the veteran magazine worker. "I thought, 'Maybe this should be a magazine.' "Three years ago, she started Pocket Pages, a monthly magazine devoted to show listings. At first it covered only California shows; now it is national.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1994
Collectors who specialize in the Orioles have another 30 cards to track down.Topps, which introduced Team Stadium Club cards last year with 16 teams, has cut the field to 12 teams. The Orioles have been added as well as the Toronto Blue Jays. Holdovers are the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers.The catch for collectors is that it will be tougher to get their favorite team.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Sun Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
Uniform collector Mark Stang had about four dozen flannel shirts and wanted to know who had worn them. He contacted the Baseball Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball and The Sporting News seeking a list."
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | January 16, 1994
During last summer's All-Star FanFest, Ted Williams unveiled a baseball card set. Prominent in the set were players whose achievements are often unrecognized: stars of the Negro Leagues, the Girls All-America Baseball League and players of the pre-television era.In time for the Super Bowl, Williams tackles the NFL with "Roger Staubach's NFL Football Preview Edition '94," a legends set.The 130-card set, licensed by NFL Properties and the NFL Players Association,...
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | June 27, 1993
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson was a fixture at All-Star Games. The former Orioles third baseman played in 18 straight All-Star Games beginning in 1960.Robinson's legion of fans will find the newest collectible in the grocery aisle late next month when Country Time Drink Mix offers a seven-card Robinson set called Country Time Legends. This is the first in a proposed series.The promotion had been scheduled to coincide with the All-Star Game because of a commemorative pin offer, but manufacturing problems mean collectors will have to put it on their shopping lists in late July instead of next week.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | April 18, 1993
Action Packed has turned its attention to auto racing with all the attention to detail that characterizes its NFL and All-Star baseball sets.The bulk of the 84-card set is devoted to subsets, all logical choices in a NASCAR set. There are subsets devoted to race winners, pole winners, Winston Cup points top finishers, top rookies and Richard Petty. The remainder feature profiles of drivers and teams.The thought that went into these cards sets them apart.In the race winners subset, there are winning cliches (kissing the wife, holding the trophy)
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | April 18, 1993
Action Packed has turned its attention to auto racing with all the attention to detail that characterizes its NFL and All-Star baseball sets.The bulk of the 84-card set is devoted to subsets, all logical choices in a NASCAR set. There are subsets devoted to race winners, pole winners, Winston Cup points top finishers, top rookies and Richard Petty. The remainder feature profiles of drivers and teams.The thought that went into these cards sets them apart.In the race winners subset, there are winning cliches (kissing the wife, holding the trophy)
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler | January 26, 1992
Baseball fans who delight in their sport's apparent changelessness probably will love the Conlon Collection.These are cards for baseball in the daylight, on a summer afternoon, in a quirky old park -- no modern amenities like color, photos on the back, computer-generated graphics. (The cards are nice -- you don't want to get mustard on them.)Everything is black and white, since the photos were taken by Charles Martin Conlon between 1905 and 1942. The Sporting News had purchased many of Conlon's negatives before the photographer's death in 1945.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | September 20, 1992
In the heat of the pennant races, think of something cool -- like ice hockey. Training camps are in session, and trading cards aren't far behind. Score is ready with a 550-card, single-series set. It will come in two versions, an English language one for the United States and a bilingual one in English and French for Canadian collectors. The sets will differ in design, photographs and limited-edition insert cards. Both will be available in 16-card and 35-card packs, but only the Canadian version will come as a factory set. Card fronts are clean and logical.
SPORTS
By Ruth Sadler and Ruth Sadler,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
They're back. Score's premium Pinnacle line makes a timely debut in baseball -- during the season.It's in fashionable black as were Pinnacle football and hockey, but it presents a contrast to Score's pastel regular baseball line.Unlike the football and hockey cards, the baseball Pinnacles have only an action picture on the front instead of the action shot sharing space with a head shot. It presents a more powerful image and is similar to Score baseball in having bats, balls and arms moving out of the picture block into the border.
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