Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 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, Forbes, Upper Deck, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Baseball by BSmile @Bsmile As a kid it always felt like spring truly began when the latest packs of baseball cards arrived…back when they still had gum in them!

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – MARKET NEWS

1997 Metal Universe Michael Jordan PMG Emerald Soars to $350,100 – After initially needing to be relisted due to fraudulent bidding, PWCC’s auction of this rare gem still finished strong. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – AUTHENTICATION NEWS

Collector Photo-Matches Ted Williams Glove To Rookie Season – A great buy at a Hunt Auction event turned into a true diamond in the rough. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – BUSINESS NEWS

Upper Deck Files New Trademark and Logo Applications – Hobby legal eagle, collector and attorney, Paul Lesko reports that Upper Deck has filed an application for “Pack Wars” related to a digital app and “Upper Deck Authorized Group Breaker”. For more legal news related to the hobby, follow Paul on Twitter @Paul_Lesko

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – VINTAGE NEWS

New Details Emerge on Allegeded Babe Ruth Vintage Find – A $2 purchase worth millions? Maybe. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

An Autographed, Rookie Year Michael Jordan Game-Worn shoe, Tossed Into the Trash? – It apparently almost happened in Milwaukee, where an old mall was about to be torn down some 18 years ago. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – FIGURE NEWS

New Line of ReAction Figures Celebrates Classic MLB All-Stars – This new line will feature a legendary lineup of Hall of Famers in classic Kenner-style retro greatness. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – AUCTION NEWS

Contracts of Baseball Greats up for Sale Through RR Auction – If you’ve ever wondered about Babe Ruth’s salary or what Ted Williams dreamed of before he joined the Red Sox, those answered are revealed in rare pieces of history. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – MANUFACTURER NEWS

Historic Autographs to Launch Comic Book Autograph Avalanche  – Each box will deliver (14) Comics of which (6) are signed by artists/writers. MORE DETAILS TO COME

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – GRADING NEWS

Buyer Beware! GEM Grading Company Deceives Collectors – At first glance it may look like a PSA graded card but it is most certainly NOT.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 22nd, 2019 – SHOW NEWS 

Small Town Shows & Shops Still Fair Well in Internet Age – A couple of interesting stories related to the traditional card show in the age of eBay, online retailers and group breaks. LINK TO STORIES

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