Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 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 NBC Sports, Just Collect, PSA, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Fun Fact: Topps airbrushed a California Angels small “a” halo cap on Nolan Ryan’s baseball card after his trade from the Mets, but the team actually switched to a capital “A” logo cap starting in the ’72 season! – Courtesy of Baseball by Bsmile @BSmile

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – BREAKER NEWS

Just Collect Opens Packs with Pete Rose & Tony Dorsett “If you had told me a year ago, that I’d be spending my weekend opening old packs of cards with Pete Rose and Tony Dorsett, I would have told you that you’re out of your mind.” – Leighton Sheldon (Owner, Founder of Just Collect) FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – GRADING/AUTHENTICATION NEWS

PSA Launches Set Registry Achievement Program With 12 Days of Collecting Giveaway –  In an effort to solicit the participation of getting more collectors in on the fun, there will be a contest in tandem with the new Set Registry update. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

1963 Fleer Football – Collecting A Classic AFL Card Set! – The story of the league’s inception, its struggle for legitimacy, the 1965 All-Star Boycott and the myriad of fascinating individuals that made up the AFL is rich with history. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

PSA is Hiring!! – Multiple positions ranging from Sales, Customer Service, Logistics and more! FULL LIST

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL NEWS

PSA “BIG” in Japan. While on a Tokyo trip, one of our reps brought back a Japanese sports publication, which contained a few pages about collecting PSA graded cards. Here’s an example. Great international exposure for the hobby and PSA. 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Topps Reveals 2018 Topps Finest Mystery Redemptions – Of course, Shohei Ohtani is on the list. Can you guess the others? SEE THE REST

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Lakers’ LeBron James Surprises Grizzlies Arena Employee With Autographed Shoes – Read more about this calculated, albeit seemingly “random” act of kindness. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Class Act by Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves – Tells media he asked for autographed photos of an injured Wilson to be pulled by memorabilia dealer. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018 – CRIME NEWS

Double Take: Infamous Menendez Brothers and the 1990-91 Hoops Mark Jackson – It may now be one of the most inadvertentand infamousbackgrounds in sports card history. FULL STORY

 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending December 14th, 2018

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