Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – News from the Wide World of Collecting – Welcome to the first of a new weekly feature where we bring you up to speed on events happening across the hobby. Look for links to stories, news and notes from around the Web on vintage cards, auction news, sports memorabilia and more.

Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – VINTAGE CARDS

Market for High Grade Vintage Cards Continue to Grow – The stock market may be down but prices of investment grade quality vintage baseball cards remains stronger than ever. Read more.

High Grade Vintage CardsHobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – POLICE REPORT

Ex-Employees of Dave & Adams Sentenced in $1.3M Theft – A flaw in software system led to sizable losses for one of the hobby’s largest online retailers. Learn more.

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Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – GRADING

PSA On-Site at World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn – If you are going to Vegas for the Super Bowl, PSA’s lead authenticator Steve Grad, will be at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (of TV’s Pawn Stars fame) accepting submissions. Full details (with video).

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Top 10 Most Elusive PSA-10 Football Rookie Cards of the 1980s – PSA breaks down the list in this informative video. Part of the PSA 10 Webcast Series.

Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – AUCTION NEWS

Barry Larking Collection Headed to Auction – The personal belongings from Hall of Famer Barry Larkin’s MLB career are heading to the auction block. One item sure to garner huge bids is his 1984 Team USA game-worn Olympics jersey. Read more.

Items from Hall of Famer Barry Larkin headed to Goldin Auctions.

Items from Hall of Famer Barry Larkin headed to Goldin Auctions.

Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Death of David Bowie Brings Renewed Interest in Obscure Set – In 1976, David Bowie starred in the film, The Man That Fell to Earth. Much like some of the other films he appeared in, it would become a cult classic. Last year a micro-manufacturer from the U.K., Unstoppable Cards produced a set that includes David Bowie autograph and sketch cards. Check out the set.

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Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – AUTOGRAPHS

Steiner Sports Offers Browns Fans a Do Over –  In one of the most unique promotions we have seen in the hobby, sports memorabilia mega-giant, Steiner Sports is offering collectors the chance to exchange a certified autograph of any Cleveland Browns quarterback for a $100 Steiner gift card. Complete details.

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Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – PLAYER NEWS

Ken Griffey Jr. AKA “The Kid” Back in Hobby Limelight – The election of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Baseball Hall of Fame presents the collectibles business an opportunity. Read more.

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Hobby Happenings for the Week Ending January 15th, 2016 – BUSINESS NEWS

eBay Issue Guidelines Regarding USPS Rate Increases – It’s news that will effect every group case breaker, online retailer, eBay sellers/buyers. USPS postage rates are going up again this year starting January 17th. Details.

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Hobby Happenings - New $1M+ Card Sales,Loupe On a Roll, BUSTED! - 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, legal/crime news and much more.