Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 26th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 26th, 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, TMZ, Yahoo, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

1975 Topps Baseball Card Advertisement (H/T @CollectableApp)

MEMORABILIA NEWS

Babe Ruth Jersey at Hunt Auctions – Find out why it could challenge record for the highest price ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia. FULL STORY

VINTAGE NEWS

Babe Ruth Card Found in a Piano Closes in on $100K – Add this to the crazy list of places people have found vintage cards in recent years. BECKETT STORY & SCD STORY

RETRO NEWS

How Rated Rookie, Baseball’s Favorite Logo, Stood the Test of Time – A short history of the famed logo, just in time for baseball season. FULL STORY

DIGITAL NEWS

Panini America Partners With Quidd – Company brings NBA digital trading cards and stickers to Quidd’s marketplace for digital collectibles. FULL STORY

PLAYER NEWS

A Chance to Win BIG and Support a GREAT Cause – Here’s your chance to win one of a kind gear worn AND signed by future WWE Hall of Famer Mickie James. All proceeds to benefit Child Help! Buy Raffle Tickets

MODERN NEWS

2018 Topps Heritage MiLB Mystery Redemptions Revealed – Casey Mize and Nolan Gorman earn the honors. FULL STORY

AUCTION NEWS

2003-04 Upper Deck “Exquisite Collection Basketball Factory-Sealed Case at Auction –  Contains 3 boxes of the product with the definitive rookie cards of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh. LOT DETAILS

COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

A Welcome Return – He left the hobby after he had his entire collection stolen, then caught the collecting bug again and amassed an impressive assortment of over 27,000 PSA-graded cards. FULL STORY

REDEMPTION NEWS

Khalil Mack Finally Signs 2014 Playoff Contenders Rookie Cards – Panini America finally got the job done and began fulfilling redemptions last week. FULL STORY

HISTORY NEWS

John F. Kennedy’s Last Autograph Hits Auction Block – Signed a mere two hours before his untimely death. FULL STORY

CRIME NEWS

Florida Dealer Booted from 2018 NSCC Facing Charges Over Phony Autographs – A grand jury has indicted a Florida man on four counts related to selling phony autographs with his own certificates of authenticity at last summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention. FULL STORY

JUST FOR FUN

Tom Brady Rookie Ticket Autograph Sets New Record – Sells for $168,000, the most ever paid for that version of Brady’s most popular rookie card. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending April 26th, 2019