Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 22nd, 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, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
UFC fighter Tony Ferguson posts a picture as he signs signs cards for a future Topps UFC trading card product.
Blowout Cards Offering Big Bucks for FOTL Panini National Treasures Football – This direct to consumer offering is proving to be one of the hottest in the history of the First of the Line offering. FULL DETAILS
1933 Goudey Sport Kings Set All ABout the Details – Includes what are considered to be first basketball cards. LEARN MORE
TRISTAR Announces First Wave of National Signers – More will be added leading up to the event. However, the list already includes dozens of Hall of Famers. SEE LIST
Nine-Year-Old Gets Hooked on Baseball History, Tobacco Cards – There’s hope for the future of the hobby outside memorabilia and autographed cards. FULL STORY
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Highlights Panini Spring Training Road Trip – Company utilizes opportunity to capture ON-CARD autographs for future product releases. FULL STORY
2019 Topps On Demand Set 4 Now Available – Honors the MLB career of Ichiro with the online-exclusive Ichiro Legacy Series set. SEE SET
Amazing and Ridiculous Collection of 1990s Baseball Card Autographs Up for Auction – Contains pretty much anybody of note that signed in the era. READ MORE
It will be a slow reveal filled with teases like this, but the new Cryptozoic CZX product will be a premium offering spanning multiple titles and licenses. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!
Man Charged with Stealing Memorabilia from Former Giants Pitcher – Accused of stealing sports memorabilia valued at $12,000 from former Giants pitcher William Laskey. FULL STORY
17-Year Old Becomes Youngest Upper Deck Spokesperson – Signs hockey sensation Alexis Lafreniere to an exclusive deal for signed trading cards and collectibles. FULL STORY
Top Shelf Breaks Tweets They Will be Offering Hanes Michael Jordan Underwear Case Break – It was bound to happen. It’s not listed on the website yet. Will it happen?
How Value of Ted Williams Rookie Card Soared Over 1000% in 12 Years – Remarkably, experts believe there is still upside speculation to be had on the card of the Splendid Splinter. FULL STORY
JUST FOR FUN
Topps MLB Opening Day Sweepstakes Giveaway – How do you do Opening Day? Tell us your #MLBOpeningDay tradition and enter to win a chance for a Topps prize pack for your #ToppsMLB viewing party at home (or work). Make sure to use the hasthag #ILoveOpeningDay to enter. Winners picked Monday.