Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 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 PSA, Wicked Local, Forbes, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio autographed photo from 1937 in Spring training after signing their new Yankees contracts.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

Steiner Sports, An American Business Story – Steiner Sports has more than 100,000 SKUs of collectible inventory worth more than $20 million. Equipped with only $4,000, a Macintosh II computer and one intern, Brandon Steiner founded the company in 1987. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – LEGAL NEWS

Giants Memorabilia Lawsuit Heads to Court – The suit, brought by a collector, claims that the Giants failed to investigate claims about Eli Manning’s involvement in alleged fraudulent merchandise. FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – TCG NEWS

1999 Nintendo Pokémon Game #2 Blastoise-Holo (1st Edition), the second-most coveted card of the set, next to Charizard. Though Charizard is more coveted, this card is actually more rare in PSA 10, with 84 examples compared to Charizard’s 117. (H/T @PSA)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Brand Manager of Entertainment for Topps Talks with Star Wars Fan Site – It’s always good when trading cards get exposure to audiences outside of traditional hobby media. READ INTERVIEW

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – SPORTS FIGURES NEWS

The Brooklyn Nets will honor legend Drazen Petrovic, who died 25 years ago, on Feb. 26. First 10,000 fans at the arena for game vs Bulls will receive this Starting Lineup figurine. (H/T @DarrenRovell)

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Popular Buying/Trade-In Program Returns to Blowout Cards – In addition to a brand new website and updated logo, the popular online retailer announced the return of its  bulk game-used/autograph card buyback program. COMPLETE DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – SHOW NEWS

1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic Hockey Team Members Headline  White Plains Guest List – The The 300 table show takes place March 9-11 at the Westchester County Center. Also scheduled to appear are Steelers rookie Ju Ju Smith-Schuster, former Steelers Mike Wagner and Donnie Shell, Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull and former White Sox standout Harold Baines. MORE INFORMATION

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Sports Card Scammers Exposed!! – A new website, born from a longtime Facebook group looks to document cases of bad TTM traders. LEARN MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Rare and Definitive Post-War Collection Coming to Auction –  Accumulated over the course of 25 years, one of the most eclectic, rarity filled baseball card collections is coming to Robert Edwards Auction. READ STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – SHOP NEWS

Long-time Boston Area Dealer Closing Shop After 37 Years – Vance Likens has reigned over the collection of sports memorabilia, personal history and coins that crowd the tiny space next door to The Three Cod restaurant for just over three decades, but last month, he closed the doors. STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 –MEMORABILIA NEWS

Sports Museum Coming to Philly – It’s a non-profit project led by former Governor Ed Rendell, sports executive Lou Scheinfeld, long-time sports collector Dr. Nicholas DePace and Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Recently Discovered 1975 Hostess Error Variation – It may be hard to believe that an error made in a popular food issue set has gone undiscovered for over 40 years, but its true. DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

How The Dow’s Dip Affects The Baseball Card Market –  If baseball card and memorabilia collectors and speculators have seen their 401(k)s shrink since the stock market’s record highs last month, will they be less apt to spend money on ephemera with no intrinsic value? STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 16th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Potomac Nationals Announce 2018 Legends Autograph Series – A Minor League Baseball game and autograph guests?!? Count us in! DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 9th, 2018 – “FINDS” NEWS

Unsuspecting Widow Cashes In On 1932 Candy Card That Scammed Kids –  The story of a non-sport card, some trickery and the company responsible. STORY

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