Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 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 8th, 2019 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

“Hey Kids! Join my baseball club and win one of these swell prizes!” ~ Babe Ruth (1934 Quaker Oats comic book ad) – H/T @BSmile

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – DIGITAL NEWS

Upper Deck Launches NEW ePack Exclusive Set – Canine Collection is a collection of trading cards of your favorite four-legged friends today! CHECK IT OUT

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – PLAYER NEWS

Tom Brady is Undeniably the Greatest of All-Time – Too bad few people knew that would be the case when 2000 SP Authentic was released by Upper Deck 19 years ago. TAKE A LOOK BACK

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – GRADING NEWS

PSA President Steve Sloan Delivers Message Regarding Turnaround Times – The surge in submissions and lack of quality talent are causing collectors pain. READ FULL LETTER

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – BUSINESS NEWS

eBay Preparing to Shutdown TurboLister Service – While still active, but no longer supported, the popular app will soon be fully retired. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – VINTAGE NEWS

Could this Babe Ruth Card Purchased for $2, Potentially Worth Millions? – One collector in California is really hopeful. READ & WATCH

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – MEDIA NEWS

Production Company Seeks Collectors for New Show – Company currently casting for an unscripted show on a major cable network that features collectors across the United States. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Photo Matching Links Game-Used Memorabilia, Specific Years, Games – When the science can be applied to a Ty Cobb bat, it creates a very expensive piece of baseball treasure. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – COLLECTOR NEWS

An Autograph Collector’s Quest to Acquire Every Heisman Trophy Winner’s Signature – The Heisman Memorial Football Trophy has been the most coveted piece of hardware for every player who has ever taken to the gridiron of collegiate play. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – AUCTION NEWS

Super RARE Game-Used Ball Being Offered By Heritage Auctions – It was the ball used by Babe Ruth in the last pitching performance of his legendary career. LOT DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – MANUFACTURER NEWS

SAGE Collectibles to Issue ON-CARD Autographs – For the first time in the history of the company, their signature flagship product, HIT Premier Draft will deliver 1-2 ON-CARD autographs (among the 12 in total) in every box! (Editors Note: Congrats to the team at SAGE for once again upping their game for collectors!)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – MARKET NEWS

Bullish Hockey Card Market – Stunning sale of rare, mint condition Bobby Orr rookie card for $204K proves why. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019 – JUST FOR FUN 

Upper Deck Profiling Ken Griffey Jr. Collectors Ahead of Company’s 30th Anniversary – Do you have an impressive collection of UD Ken Griffey Jr. cards? If so, the company that made him famous wants to talk with you. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending February 8th, 2019

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