Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – 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 ESPN, Forbes, Blowout Buzz, The Pueblo Chieftain, Las Vegas Review-Journal, PSA, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Classic original photos stay hot. This PSA/DNA-certified Type I Honus Wagner (circa 1915) image taken by Charles Conlon sold for $21,600

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – BUSINESS NEWS

New Fanatics Distribution Center in North Las Vegas Opens – Cranking out sports memorabilia and bringing new jobs to the area. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – SHOW NEWS

Diminutive 91-Year-Old Pitcher Beats Hulk Hogan At Autograph Show – An interesting look at two polar opposites at a recent signing event. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Historic Game-Used Baseball Items Donated to Smithsonian – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is adding more than a dozen significant artifacts to the national sports collection. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – CRIME NEWS

Hobby Shop Owner Calling it Quits After Repeated Robberies – Paul Kendall doesn’t feel safe in his own store anymore and has had enough. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

“Mean” Joe Greene and Kid From 1979 Commercial Reunite – The two will appear at an upcoming signing appearance in Pittsburgh. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – AUCTION NEWS

Gehrig Jersey Sells for $870,000; Vintage Rookies Popular at Heritage Auctions – A jersey once donned by Lou Gehrig during the 1937 season sold for $870,000 early Sunday in the first of a two-part sale conducted by the auction house. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – MEDIA NEWS

Crime Pays – CNBC’s American GreedBill Mastro and Mastro Auctions – The hobby story of the current century culminates in this fascinating expose. MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Ways to Appraise: Leila Dunbar Talks Life as a Memorabilia Evaluator – File this story under “Cool Jobs!”. A look at the life.  STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017 – JUST FOR FUN

UPDATE* Family Discovers Norman Rockwell “Print” an Original Painting Worth Up to $1M – A newly discovered version of ‘Tough Call’ hung above family fireplace for years. STORY

*In an update to this story, the painting actually sold for $1.68M this past weekend.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 18th, 2017

 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending August 25th, 2017