Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 14th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 14th, 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, TMZ, Yahoo, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Circa 1910 Type 1 Photo of Ty Cobb Sells Privately for $250,000, Setting New Record – Full Story

CRIME NEWS

PWCC Offering to Buyback Trimmed Cards – The company also is promising to remove them from circulation by turning them over to law enforcement. (Per Darren Rovell)

LEAGUE NEWS

Rookie Cut-Off for 2019 – This Topps NOW card of Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros is notated with “Call Up” as opposed to the RC logo. It appears all players called up from this point forward will have their rookie cards in 2020 Topps baseball products. (Per Ryan Cracknell, Beckett Media)

SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

Upper Deck Leverage Twitter With #SetCollectorSaturday – Company commits to helping collectors complete sets. –  FULL STORY

AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Upper Deck signs Chinese professional golfer Shanshan Feng to memorabilia and trading card deal. – FULL STORY

COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Kickin’ Up Collector Interest in Soccer Cards – FULL STORY

MEDIA NEWS

10th Edition of “America’s Great Boxing Cards” Released – The definitive encyclopedia for those interested in collecting pugilists. – FULL STORY

MANUFACTURER NEWS

Upper Deck/Universal Distribution to Host NHL Draft Watch Parties – Complete details, list of participating shops. –  FULL STORY

MODERN NEWS

Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Garry Vee) Gets Own Insert Set – Featured in Topps Series 2 Baseball, it looks at the off-field business pursuits of ten players. – FULL STORY

GRADING NEWS

SGC Tests New “Seller Ready” Program – Company plans to provide high-resolution images of submitted cards to customers. – MORE DETAILS

BUSINESS NEWS

Steiner Blinded Sided by Sale – More details emerge in the acquisition of Steiner Sports by Fanatics. MORE DETAILS

JUST FOR FUN

eBay Announces Baseball Card Hall of Fame – The 2019 class represents 10 legends and 5 hopefuls whose trading cards have held the highest value and had the greatest influence on the baseball cards and collectibles world.  Inductees were selected based on more than a decade’s worth of proprietary sales and search data. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 14th, 2019

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