Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 12th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 12th, 2019 – 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, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

As Fleer and Donruss entered the market in 1981, Topps used its sell sheet to tout itself as the maker of “authentic baseball cards.” (H/T @SportsCollector)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 12th, 2019

MEDIA NEWS

Long-Awaited Domestic Release of Popular Film Now LIVE – The baseball card documentary, Jack of All Trades is now available for viewing in the United States. It is available on multiple platforms. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

VINTAGE NEWS

2nd Edition of T206 Book Earns Publishing Award – The second edition of The T206 Collection:  The Players and Their Stories was recently awarded a gold medal at the 31st annual Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards in Chicago. FULL STORY

AUTOGRAPH NEWS

The Evolution of Mickey Mantle’s Signature – The PSA blog examines the changes to “The Mick’s” signature style through the years. FULL STORY

MARKET NEWS

Trading Cards Jump Another 15% As Alternative Investments In 2019’s First Quarter – Continue to outpace the S&P 500. FULL STORY

PLAYER NEWS

Finally, a Modern Day Player That Takes Pride in Their Signature – “I want to be quick, but I want whoever has this card to see every letter,” Joe Adell says as he drops a pen to paper and produces a signature that is clearly legible. FULL STORY

MODERN NEWS

Chicago-Area Nun Who Threw Perfect Pitch Now Has Her Own Baseball Card – Sister Mary Jo Sobieck of Marian Catholic High School will be featured in this year’s Topps Allen & Ginter set. FULL STORY

AUCTION NEWS

Willie Mays Collection Brings $1.2M at Auction – The #1 ranked collection of Willie Mays cards on the PSA Set Registry generated a small fortune in a recent sale. FULL DETAILS

JUST FOR FUN

Terrell Owens Loses Prized Possessions – An unpaid storage unit bill resulted in a gold min for one Georgia-based treasure hunter. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 12th, 2019

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