Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 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, Grand Haven Tribune, Traverse City Record Eagle, Forbes, Cardboard Connection, Larry Brown Sports, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This Week in 1978: New York Yankees’ World Series hero Reggie Jackson introduces the new ‘Reggie!’ candy bar at a press conference & luncheon at the Plaza Hotel in NYC! (H/T @Bsmile)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

How a Kid From Muskegon Helped Turn Upper Deck Into a Hobby Heavyweight – The president of Upper Deck, Jason Masherah, helped guide the come from lows to new highs. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – LEGAL NEWS

Law of Cards: Luis Diaz Alleges Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids IP is Itself Garbage – Last October, Topps sued a former Garbage Pail Kids artist named Luis Diaz for allegedly selling a line of knockoff products called “Garbage Parody Kids”. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Giannis Antetokounmpo is Fine With Fans Selling His Autograph – A man from humble beginnings who hasn’t forgotten where he came from, explains why he doesn’t get bent out of shape like other athletes. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

An Expensive Pursuit: Chasing Steve Jobs’ Autograph – Obtaining previously signed signatures of the deceased technology pioneer can be quite a challenge for collectors. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – SPORTS FIGURES NEWS

Bobble Bulletin – First issue of new “Bobble Bulletin” on Sports Collectors Daily looks at Eagles bobblehead set, recent auction results, a Pete Rose mystery and more. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

2017-18 Panini Prestige NBA Basketball Cards a Limited Release – This recently release product was only made available to officially authorized Panini Round Table stores. Call your LCS for availability.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – SHOW NEWS

St. Louis, Nashville Shows Set for This Weekend –  Info on these large, popular, regional shows. DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered – A look at Sigurd Berg’s meticulous collection of sports-related autographs. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

A Day in the Life – Heritge Auctions Sports Department – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at the largest sports auction house in the world? It’s just like any office job, with a few small differences 😉

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – SHOP NEWS

Sports Cards: The Vault Ready to Crack Open – New store opens in Traverse City, Michigan fulfills childhood dream. READ

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 –MEMORABILIA NEWS

Rare Hardwood Hits the Auction Block – In 1921, Babe Ruth used this 36in, 45oz behemoth to forever slam the door on the Dead Ball Era. The grain separation and numerous contact marks attest to the use in a season when Ruth clubbed 59 HRs including at least one 500ft+ blast in all eight AL ballparks. LOT DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

E120-like Cards in 1922 Olsen’s Baseball Game Ad a Mystery – n the pre-war era, baseball playing card games were all the rage. There are several of them dating back to the late 1800s and they featured a simulated style of play. In 1922, the Olsen Games Company was one of those created a baseball card game. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018  – MARKET NEWS

Record Category Sales, Office Expansions Drive Heritage Auctions’ $815+ Million Year – Sports and comics led the way to record 2017 growth as company opened offices in both Chicago and London. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

TTM or IP, Spring Training is About Autographs – It’s Spring Training and the autograph gathering is underway. Check out some photos and video from MLB camps. LOOK 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – “FINDS” NEWS

Small Upstate College Makes Hair Raising Discovery – Librarian finds what is believed to be lock of hair from George Washington. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

Biggest Old Baseball “Card” you’ll ever see—and it’s just one piece of the original, from “Cobb Steals Third” cardboard Hassan tobacco, store display panel, ca. 1915 (H/T @PulpEphemera)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 23rd, 2018

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