Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 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 the Upper Deck Blog, Joe Orlando (PSA), ESPN, Forbes, Omaha World Herald, Fox 9 Minnesota, The Knight’s Lance (Panini America), Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

First Day Cover signed by the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame Class, graded PSA/DNA Mint 9, sold for $141,412 (H/T @JoeOrlandoPSA)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

A Beyond Incredible JUMBO Patch Collection – Meet Jay Jokisch, a die-hard hockey fan and collector. FULL STORY & MORE IMAGES

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Jaw-Dropping Auction Result – This outstanding 1959 Topps baseball card set, completely graded by PSA, sold for $301,907. It ranks #3 on the PSA Set Registry Current Finest list with a weighted GPA of just under PSA Mint 9 (H/T @JoeOrlandoPSA)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Drafted One Minute, Rookie Cards the Next – How Panini Instant as revolutionized the NBA Draft for collectors. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – MEMORABILIA

Another Stephen Curry Mouthguard Set for Auction – This particular one was used by Curry in Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors completed their sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

PWCC Launches Eye Appeal Scale – You hear the term “eye appeal” a lot when collectors discuss vintage trading cards. It’s a somewhat subjective quality but now one dealer is putting a number behind it. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

Expert Shares 5 Hottest Sports Cards To Fit Different Budgets – Maybe it’s time to trade: Baseball cards might just be a smarter investment than stocks.  FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – GRADING NEWS

SGC Moving to 10-Point Grading Scale, Plans Submission Process Upgrades – Some big changes are happening as part of an overall rebranding of one of the hobby’s most familiar names. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Glossary of Terms Every Vintage Collector Should Know – What’s a beater, TPG, trimming, overprinting, or soaking? LEARN

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Top Five NBA Draft Picks Inks Exclusive Autograph Deal – The only place to find autographs of NBA rookie Trae Young will be Panini America. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – SHOP NEWS

ESPN Anchor Finds ‘Nirvana’ in Omaha Sports Memorabilia Shop – And a life lesson, too. Great story. READ

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending June 22nd, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

Boy Finds Suspected Meth Among Baseball Cards at Goodwill Store – Relax. All is well. READ & WATCH