Hobby Happenings – FBI Investigation, UD Innovates

Hobby Happenings – FBI Investigation, UD Innovates – 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

Geddy Lee posing with part of his massive baseball memorabilia collection! Thanks to @BSmile

LEGAL NEWS

Washington Post Articles Confirms FBI Hobby Investigation – The card doctoring scandal that has racked the hobby in recent months has gotten the attention of the Feds. FULL STORY

AUCTION NEWS

Jackie Robinson’s game-used 1955 World Series bat up for auction. Ken Goldin sits down with Fox Business. (If player doesn’t open, view here.)

MEDIA NEWS

Beckett Founder Launches New Podcast – Titled Sports Card Insights, Dr. James Beckett shares his thoughts on the current state of the hobby. EPISODES HERE

CRIME NEWS

Edmonton police are warning hockey fans that some may have bought Oilers jerseys with fraudulent Connor McDavid signatures.

MANUFACTURER NEWS

Upper Deck Creates Innovative New Card Concept – Own Doug Gilmour’s 1987 Canada Cup Championship Ring. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings - FBI Investigation, UD Innovates

MARKET NEWS

Autographed 1984-85 Star Basketball Set Expected to Fetch Big Price – FULL STORY

BUSINESS NEWS

2Bros Sports Hobby Shop Up for eBay Small Business Award – Disabled but not discouraged, brothers live out dream. FULL STORY

VINTAGE NEWS

Can’t Afford a Honus Wagner T206 Card? You Can Now – App to let fans buy minority shares of $3M Honus Wagner baseball card. FULL STORY

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