Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 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 Omaha World-Herald, The Washington Post, CBC News, Topps, Sports Collectors Digest, PSA, Dallas News, SLATE.com, Associated Press,  Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Rare 1938 Goudey Baseball Cards Window Sign – “Brand New – Nothing like them! “Heads-Up” Pictures with Big League Gum 1¢” (H/T @Bsmile)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – DIGITAL/ON-DEMAND NEWS

Former ABC TV Show, Marvel’s Agent Carter Coming to Upper Deck ePack – An under-rated show whose life was cut short too soon will get a much deserved trading card set on the company’s digital ePack platform. MORE INFO

Topps Now Platinum Members Receive Exclusive Cards – Last week, Topps held a special “Platinum Members Summit” for some of their biggest Topps Now customers. It gave a very small number of collectors a chance to hear from Topps staff. It also meant another batch of exclusive autographs not available to the general public. MORE DETAILS

Topps Launches New Ongoing “Living Set” – It will feature three new cards every week that can only be purchased on Topps.com. The cards aren’t tied to any specific season or era, but will live on year-after-year. Designed after the iconic 1953 set, the cards will feature artwork from renowned artist Mayumi Seto. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Panini America Offers Wrapper Redemption Program with 2018 Donruss Baseball – The program will include the first Rookie Cards for three key players who’ve yet to make their big-league debuts but are expected to as soon as the 2018 regular season begins. MORE DETAILS

Topps Announces Mystery Rookie Redemptions – This week, Topps, via their blog, announced the Mystery Rookie Redemptions for multiple 2017 products including: Finest, Stadium Club and Heritage Minor League. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – CRIME NEWS

Man Who Ran Real Estate Ponzi Scheme Must Surrender Card Collection – A California man who pleaded guilty to a Ponzi scheme on Monday will have to forfeit a collection of baseball cards valued at more than $31,000 as part of a plea agreement. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March`6th, 2018 – RETRO NEWS

“The Kid”, A Junior Mint – The enduring popularity (and ubiquity) of the 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. card. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Alexander Ovechkin Museum Spans Two Continents – And it just keeps getting bigger! It turns out the Russian sniper is quite the collector. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Babe Ruth ‘Called Shot’ Home Run Bat Up for Auction –  The bat allegedly used in that mythical game of the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field is at Lelands.com. STORY, LOT DETAILS

Goldin Launches 1st of 4 Yearly Online Only Auctions – To keep up with what it says is strong demand from both consignors and customers, the company has announced the launch of quarterly online only auctions. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – FAN NEWS

Cowboys Superfan Literally Goes to Grave in a Signed Ezekiel Elliott Jersey – A Cowboys fan posted to Twitter this week about two rules his family had for his dad’s funeral dress code. The first: No black. The second: Only Dallas Cowboys gear. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Learning Curve: Landing My First Autograph – A hobby veteran details how it all began and provides tips for beginners and experts alike. LEARN MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

The Ford House Hosts Talk on Collecting Detroit Sports Memorabilia – A Detroit Historical Museum expert to share pieces of city’s rich sports history. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – FIGURE NEWS

OYO MLB 1st Generation Figures Prove Collectible – Once dismissed by some as a mere toy for kids, OYO Mini-Figures have gained a loyal, almost cult-like following. These recently realized prices prove that. LEARN MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Demand Knows No Limits Not in price, not in grade, high or low as evidenced bu the realized price of perhaps the worst conditioned sample ever submitted for grading. VIEW LISTING

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Buyer Beware! – Collector strikes out after paying $3,300 for bogus Blue Jays World Series memorabilia. Buyer loses bid for a refund after learning autographs on baseball and bat weren’t legit. STORY

Player Signatures Do Evolve – A look at how Ken Griffey Jr.’s signature has changed through the years. LEARN MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

PWCC’s Brent Huigens on Great American Collectibles Radio Show – He discusses how collectibles act as recession-proof commodities and how, historically, their price performance has outperformed stocks. WATCH

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – “FINDS” NEWS

How the “Lucky 7” Find Became the “Elite 8” – Family that found seven Ty Cobb T-206 baseball cards worth millions finds 8th. FULL STORY

Newly Discovered Cy Young Cabinet Cards Emerge – Previously unknown examples have been part of the family of Young’s former teammate for years. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – TCG NEWS

PSA Sponsors Charlotte Regional Pokémon Championship – The first 1,400 TCG players registering for this weekend’s event will get a FREE  PSA-graded card at random. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 16th, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Meet One of the Official Sketch Card Artists for Topps “Solo: A Star Wars Story” – How a Omaha artist lands work in Topps’ ‘Star Wars’ trading card series. FULL STORY & WATCH

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