Hobby Happenings – Bieber Hysteria, Gary Vee Rocks NSCC – Here is a look at hobby stories from around the web over the last week. Find out the latest in business news, player spotlights, vintage, grading, auctions, sports memorabilia and more. Stories from PSA, Sports Collectors Digest, TMZ, Yahoo, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Amazing group of Babe Ruth Exhibit cards at the Hunt Auctions booth. Just part of a massive one-owner, ungraded collection that’s been consigned to the company at this year’s National.
Final day of NSCC provides worthy notes. – Pawn Stars, The Singles Club, Burbank Sports Cards & More READ NOW
A Comedy of Error – Shane and Justin Bieber share the hobby spotlight. FULL STORY
Grand Jury Subpoenas Served at National – There were no arrests made, but law enforcement was present at the National Sports Collectors Convention this year. FULL STORY
This 2002-03 Upper Deck Michael Jordan Logoman is one of only 3 from the set, and it’s graded a BGS Gem Mint 9.5. The consignor pulled it from a $3 pack back in the day. It’s currently at $105,000 in the Heritage Platinum Auction with over 2 weeks of bidding to go. LOT DETAILS
GRADING & AUTHENTICATION NEWS
Foul Ball: Did a NJ man get duped into buying $100K in bogus sports memorabilia? – A sad story with an even sadder ending. FULL STORY w/ VIDEO
Wade Boggs Super Fan Gets Big Surprise – Rich Davis of Plainfield, Illinois walked away with a little more than some fresh new ink for walls of his Boggs-inspired tavern. FULL STORY
At the National. Got to see @ChickenMan3010 again. Mr Boggs, always a pleasure and you’re too good to me! Thank you for the surprise jersey and autograph! You’re truly the best! Your biggest fan! #wadeboggs #hof2005 #retired26 😀🐔🐓🍗⚾️ @nsccshow pic.twitter.com/VVcD4FJK9K
— Richard Davis PA-C (@boggs328) August 2, 2019
Although MLB stars are the focus, Gary Vaynerchuk calls the shots in 2019 Topps X Gary Vee Direct360 Baseball. The exclusive release includes autographs and experiences. Sold at #NSCC19 and now online. MORE DETAILS
Here are two 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards, signed by the Bambino himself, that were authenticated and graded by PSA at the National Sports Collectors Convention this past weekend in Chicago. Incredible specimens from baseball’s biggest name.
Heritage takes in the Northern Minnesota Tackle Box Cabin Find that includes 11 Drum back T206’s, six of which are the first known. Over 1,100 T205 & T206s with six Cobb’s and many other HOFers.
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