Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 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.

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

CRIME NEWS

The Case of the Missing Collection – It reads like a detective story, and provides a valuable lesson for all collectors. FULL STORY

AUCTION NEWS

Pair of Zion Williamson’s Game-Worn Shoes Going to Auction – Their are from early in his career and lone college season. FULL STORY 

MEMORABILIA NEWS

Babe Ruth Jersey Sets New Auction Record – Selling for $5.64M, its the highest price ever paid for a sports collectible. FULL STORY

BREAKER NEWS

Las Vegas Collector Hits the Breaker Jackpot – In a VintageBreaks.com pack break of 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards. FULL STORY 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

VINTAGE NEWS

SUPER Rare 1948 Leaf Boxing 5-Cent Wax Pack at Heritage Auctions – It just might contain a card more rare than the coveted T206 Honus Wagner. The 1948 Leaf Boxing Rocky Graziano, but, buyer beware. LOT DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

MANUFACTURER NEWS

2019 NFL POD Winner Announced – 15-year-old California collector, Nate Ware, to hang with 49ers RB Matt Breida. FULL STORY

MODERN NEWS

2019 Panini Instant Draft Night Delivers First Official Zion Williamson NBA Cards – FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

GRADING NEWS

PSA Adds Free ‘SecureScan’ Service – The new imaging feature involves taking front and back scans of PSA-encapsulated items with high-resolution scanners and making those images available on the PSA website. FULL STORY

BUSINESS NEWS

The Topps Company Inc. Hires New VP, Global Head Of Partnerships & Integrated Marketing – Stephen Chriss will oversee key partner relationships and manage marketing activation strategies. FULL STORY

JUST FOR FUN

Population Reports – What do they really tell us? They are useful but must be kept in context. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 21st, 2019

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