Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 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 Forbes, PreWarCards.com, TCPalm/USA Today, PSA, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

If it’s real, someone got a heck of a deal in the latest auction from Hake’s Americana, selling for just $881!

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – DIGITAL/ON-DEMAND NEWS

Panini’s FIFA World Cup Sticker Album is Back, Digital and Better than Ever –  An exclusive interview with Jason Howarth, VP of Marketing for Panini America. READ

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World Cup App – Pro Soccer Freestyler, Vicfreestyle & his boys download & play with the new Panini America FIFA World Cup Digital Trading Card App. 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Leaf Issues Statements Regarding 2018 Leaf Metal Draft Football Retail Set – “The set does NOT include card #38 Mark Walton (which does not exist). Card #39 Mason Rudolph is a double print. This set is considered complete at 99 cards. Sorry for any confusion.” TWEET “In addition, the Mystery Autograph Redemptions in 2018 Leaf Draft Retail Football have an incorrect expiration date. These redemptions expire in 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.” TWEET

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – SHOW NEWS

San Francisco 49ers Champions Coming to TRISTAR Show – Up to 18 members of the SB XXIV Championship Team will be appearing as autograph guests at the 22nd Annual TRISTAR San Francisco Show, April 20-22. Meet Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Roger Craig, John Taylor, Jesse Sapolu, Keena Turner & Many More! FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Judge To Decide A Trademark Dispute Concerning The Yankees Slugger – The MLB Players Association (MLBPA) is trying to tackle some of what it believes to be infringement with aggression over the off-season. READ

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Reds’ Prospect Hunter Greene Humbled by Appearance on Bowman Box – The young pitcher took to Twitter to express his gratitude. TWEET

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – GRADING NEWS

New Centering Tool Takes Guess Work Out of Equation – Centering is one of the four key areas of concern when it comes to card grading, but it’s not always obvious how much a card is “off” when it is. That’s where the Grademaster Card Centering Tool comes in. LEARN MORE

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How to Grade Your Cards … Accurately. Somewhat. Maybe. – A primer for self-grading pre-war cards before submitting. LEARN MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Rarity for the Four Ty Cobb T206 Variations Explained – What can the population reports from the major grading companies tell us about the four Ty Cobb T206 cards? Quite a bit. LEARN MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Spring Training Can Be THE Place for MLB Autographs – Collectors can obtain many player autographs at spring training. LEARN MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Rare Walter O’Malley Baseball Sold at Auction – A baseball signed by former Dodgers president Walter O’Malley sold through Leland’s this week for $28,096 to an undisclosed buyer. MORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – “FINDS” NEWS

Picker’s Rare Find: T206 Broad Leaf Ty Cobb to Enter Market A newly discovered T206 Ty Cobb with an ultra-rare Broad Leaf 460 advertising back is making waves in the hobby as it is just the second known copy to exist. READ MORE

Found: 12 Unopened Packs Of ‘Horrors Of War’ Trading Cards Could Fetch $40K A former Fleer employee rescued them from the company archives before their demise  in 2005. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Collector’s $5 Million T206 Set on Display in Detroit – A sneak peek of an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, featuring one of the best 1909-11 T206 baseball card sets in the hobby. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – FIGURE NEWS

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum Scheduled to Open – The grand opening of this unique facility is scheduled for the end of next month. It’s been a long four years but Milwaukee, WI will now be home to the largest bobblehead collection in the world. EXPLORE WEBSITE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 30th, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

The Sandlot Baseball Cards Included with 2018 Topps Archives – Yep, Smalls is back for a little more killin.’ This time, it’s The Sandlot baseball cards coming as a part of 2018 Topps Archives Baseball. MORE DETAILS

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