Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 29th, 2019

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 29th, 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

The Baseball Hall of Fame Twitter account spent MLB Opening Day sharing images of tickets, press pins and other items from Opening Days of years past. This ticket of a 1950s era St Louis Cardinals opening day game is beautiful!

BUSINESS NEWS

Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Shoebox Treasure” Exhibit Opening Soon – A long time vision has finally come to fruition. Patrons will be able to browse and learn about the sport’s cardboard history. FULL DETAILS

VINTAGE NEWS

Authenticity of Alleged Rare Babe Ruth Card Still in Doubt – Purchased for $2, if legit could be worth up to $4.5M. STORY

RETRO NEWS

1989 Was A Revolutionary Year In Baseball Cards – It’s amazing to look back and see what was important to collectors at the time. The selling points on the box alone are very telling. READ MORE

MEMORABILIA NEWS

For Sale: Mickey Mantle’s Obscene Briefs, Snatched From Him After Game – Yep. An alleged swatch of fabric from his briefs worn on Old Timers Day. MORE

GRADING NEWS

PSA Set Registry Achievement Program 2.0 Coming Soon – Here’s a sneak peek at some exciting updates and new medals coming to the PSA Set Registry Achievement Program. Stay tuned!

ON-DEMAND NEWS

Topps Reveals Topps NOW Future Set – The 90-card, online exclusive set, combines a fantasy baseball and sweepstakes component. LEARN MORE

AUCTION NEWS

Dozens of Unopened Boxes, Packs in Heritage Auction – Prices for unopened material has never been stronger. FULL DETAILS

BREAKER NEWS

VintageBreaks.com Goes Treasure Hunting – What might a one hundred year old package of Polar Bear tobacco contain? Let’s find out. WATCH BELOW (FF to 23m mark)

CRIME NEWS 

34 Hall of Fame Autographed Baseballs Stolen from Popular Eatery – The local Scottsdale, AZ restaurant, Don & Charlie’s has been a staple for Spring Training visitors for decades. MORE

MANUFACTURER NEWS

Panini Announces Delay to Release of Fortnite – The new trading card licensee for the Epic video game craze released correspondence saying the product’s release date is still TBD.

2019 Panini Fortnite Series 1 Trading Cards

TCG NEWS

Collecting the 2003 Pokémon EX Ruby & Sapphire Set – It was the first Nintendo card issue and may have saved the Pokémon Trading Card Game. LEARN MORE

MARKET NEWS

Equity Packs Put New Twist In Vintage Group Breaks – Everyone that buys in get’s a piece of the action. How? LEARN MORE

 

 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 29th, 2019

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