Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – Here is a look at hobby stories from around the web. Find out the latest in business news, player spotlights, vintage, grading, auctions, sports memorabilia and more. Stories from the Paul Frasier Collectibles, PSA, Sports Collectors Daily, NBC News, Beckett Media and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Here’s the moment a 9-year-old Katie Ledecky got Michael Phelps’ autograph

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – GRADED CARD NEWS

Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells for Record Price – The only copy of the Great One’s 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card graded a PSA 10 sold for over $455,000 at Goldin Auction’s Live Premier Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – VINTAGE CARD NEWS

Dealers Report Strong Sales for Vintage Card Market – Following the conclusion of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City last week, several dealers reported a thriving market. READ

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – AUCTION NEWS

Superman’s Cape the Focus of Auction – An amazing piece of early Hollywood memorabilia is up for auction. A sign that all-things pop culture are cool. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

New Book Explores Baseball’s 100 Greatest Autographs – Veteran husband and wife author team, Tom and Ellen Zappala, tackle the subject of baseball’s greats. The book has a forward written by PSA CEO Joe Orlando. The autograph analysis of each subject is written by PSA/DNA’s leading autograph authenticator, Steve Grad. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – SPORTS MEMORABILIA NEWS

Muhammad Ali’s WBC Championship Belt to Sell at Auction The title belt Ali won in 1974 is headed to the auction block through Heritage. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – CRIME NEWS

After Long Delays, Mastro Auctions Executive Headed to Prison – The lengthy process that is the U.S. legal system has come to the end for Mark Theotikos. He was convicted for his role in a host of felony cases the former auction giant was found guilty of having committed more than a decade ago. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Mike Trout Leaves Collectors Happy with Post-Game Autograph Signing Session

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Tales from the American Football League Autographed Card Collection – One collector documents the role of the early AFL with amazing autograph collection. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016 – JUST FOR FUN

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 12th, 2016

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