Christopher Andrew (Chris) Sabo (born January 19, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988-93, 1996), Baltimore Orioles (1994), Chicago White Sox (1995) and St. Louis Cardinals (1995). At 6'0" and 180 lb (82 kg), he batted and threw right-handed. He attended Detroit Catholic Central High School.
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Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr. (born November 24, 1948, in Hamtramck, Michigan), nicknamed Rudy T., is an American former basketball player and coach. He is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional American football player and coach. Wearing #15, he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1956-1971) and the MVP of the first two Super Bowls. He earned four Pro Bowl selections and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. The son of an Air Force NCO, Starr played High School football at Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama, where he earned a spot in the school's Hall of Fame, college football at Alabama, and was a 17th round pick (200th overall) in the 1956 NFL draft. After his playing career, Starr was the head coach of the Packers for nine seasons (1975–1983), compiling a 52–76–3 record.
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Martin Škoula (born October 28, 1979 in Litomerice, Czechoslovakia) is a professional ice hockey defenceman, currently with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.
8/21/2009 UPPER DECK CAPTURES FAVRE ON A CARD
In record time, the Upper Deck Company has secured training camp photos of the most-talked-about player in the NFL – newest Minnesota Vikings signal-caller Brett Favre – and will have him appear in his new purple color scheme as early as next month. A short-printed card showing him during his first practice with the Vikings on Wednesday, August 19, will appear in 2009 NFL SPx, which is scheduled to hit store shelves on Sept. 15.
7/10/2009 PANINI AMERICA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE NATIONAL WRAPPER REDEMPTION
With the National celebrating its 30th Anniversary at the end of the month, officials at Panini America are excited to announce their plans for the show. While some of the faces may look familiar, the new Panini colors will be on display for the FIRST time in Cleveland, OH at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
7/7/2009 UPPER DECK POISED TO LAUNCH GRAND SLAM OF ACTIVITIES AT 2009 MLB FANFEST
While Major League Baseball’s National League All-Stars prepare themselves to try and win their first Mid-Summer Classic since 1996, the Upper Deck Company is readying itself to entertain the tens of thousands of baseball card enthusiasts who will invade St. Louis’s America’s Center Convention Complex from Friday, July 10, through Tuesday, July 14, for the popular MLB FanFest show. In conjunction with this year’s annual MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium next Tuesday night, Upper Deck will be setting up inside the convention complex this weekend with its tricked-out corporate booth, complete with an area dedicated to promoting the company’s new sports-themed virtual world for kids: UpperDeckU.com!
6/26/2009 UPPER DECK TO PRODUCE DRAFT EDITION BASKETBALL SET RELEASING IN JULY
The Upper Deck Company will be releasing an impressive Draft Edition Basketball trading card set in July, one in which many of this year’s top lottery picks will be appearing complete with autographed inserts. Several of the top players selected during yesterday’s 2009 NBA Draft will be featured in the set including James Harden, the No. 3 pick overall; Ricky Rubio, No. 5; Jonny Flynn, No. 6; and Stephen Curry, No. 7.
6/15/2009 PANINI AMERICA BRINGS BACK 1989 SCORE FOOTBALL
Panini America announced the details of the exclusive card set being provided to all VIPs at the 30th National in Cleveland this summer. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of 1989 Score, so Panini America produced a six-card set in the same style as the company's famous inaugural launch.