Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – 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 The Montgomery Advisor,  ESPN, Forbes, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

 Babe Ruth gets some cross training in on National Bicycle Day (H/T @baseballhall)

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

2018 Topps Archives Baseball to Feature Autographs from The Sandlot. Fans of the iconic 1990s cult classic baseball movie can celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary this summer with Topps Archives Baseball cards. The set will use the 1962 Topps Design and features autographs from members of the cast! MORE DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

One of Hobby’s Best 1952 Topps Sets Headlines Memory Lane Auction. The tenth-rated complete set of 1952 Topps baseball, with all but four of the 407 cards graded PSA 7 or better will be broken up and sold in Memory Lane Inc.’s Spring catalog auction, set to open April 26. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Mint $2.5 Million Mickey Mantle Card Nearly Dumped In The Atlantic. The mint Mickey Mantle that has risen to $2.5 million in Heritage’s auction ending April 19 is a very lucky card. Read the full story HERE.

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS UPDATE

You read about the retrieval of the Mickey Mantle rookie card, now check out how much it finished for at auction! FULL REPORT

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – MERCHANDISE NEWS

The Philadelphia 76ers were the No. 3 merchandise seller in the NBA this regular season, behind only the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sales on the league’s official online store released Tuesday morning. It’s the highest ranking the Sixers have had since they finished the 2002-03 season in the same position. MORE DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT PART 1

40 Years of Star Wars Fandom and Trading Cards With Topps’ Ira Friedman. As vice president of licensing and publishing at the Topps Company for almost 30 years, boxes of samples and (of course) hundreds of trading cards have obscured Friedman’s desk, covering his coffee table and the windowsills looking out onto Bridge Street amid dozens of contracts. FULL INTERVIEW

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT PART 2

Auburn’s Bo, Big Hurt sparked former Alabama lineman Evan Mathis’ sport cards passion. Former Alabama offensive lineman Evan Mathis’ passion for sports cards that may lead to him collecting $3.5 million began with his love for two of Auburn’s top athletes ever. FULL STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 20th, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

30 for 30 Shorts: The High Five. It’s the gesture most associated with celebration in sports, but few know the story of the high five—from its origins to the professional and personal decline of the man credited with its creation, Glenn Burke. Check out the Video HERE

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