Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 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, Topps, The Orange County Register, Sports Collectors Digest, Fox13 Tampa Bay, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 5th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK (via @SluggerMuseum)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

Terry Melia Named Public Relations Specialist at PSA – Professional Sports Authenticator has just announced the addition of hobby sports marketing veteran Terry Melia to its starting lineup.  FULL PRESS RELEASE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Topps Signs International Free Agent Superstar and Los Angeles Angels Pitcher/Hitter Shohei Otani to a Long-Term Trading Card and Autograph Deal – Baseball fans looking to collect the rookie cards of Shohei Otani won’t have to wait long! DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – CRIME NEWS

He Literally Traded His Freedom For $3 Million Worth of Baseball Cards – A former electric company supervisor has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison and ordered to pay back nearly $3 million he embezzled from the co-op to build an extensive collection of baseball and football cards. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth Photo Sells for $52,500 on eBay – In December, a seller listed a 1915 photograph of Babe Ruth standing in front of empty bleachers with four other members of the Red Sox pitching staff. It’s final price was stunning!. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Tustin Memorabilia Store Puts Unique Historical Baseball Collection On Auction – Memory Lane Auctions in Tustin, CA is hosting a collection of rare vintage baseball autographs and artifacts for auction. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending January 12th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Collector Giving Up 3-Million Baseball Card Collection – After nearly 60 years, the collector who spent a lifetime accumulating three million baseball cards — weighing five tons — says it’s time to say goodbye to his prized possessions. Here’s why.