Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 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 Sports Collectors Digest, PSA, Paul Fraser Collectibles, New York Post, Bloomberg, Forbes, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Apollo Astronaut Signed Moon Globe – Signed by 15 Apollo astronauts, this Moon globe has the best provenance we’ve ever seen. STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – GRADING NEWS

PSA Submissions 101: What Is Minimum Grade? – Learn about this unique service and how it can impact your cards’ value. WATCH

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – INDUSTRY NEWS

PSA Launches New Company Blog –  The new platform provides timely company information along with multiple featured posts aimed to inform, entertain and educate the collecting community. Covering both the sports and non-sports markets, the blog will be loaded with topical content. FULL DETAILS

PSA launches new company blog.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

Is The Topps Company Being Put Up fro Sale? – The private equity owners of Topps Co. are weighing a sale of the baseball card maker, people with knowledge of the matter said. FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Super Bowl Champion Turned High Stakes Card Dealer – Former Denver Broncos offensive guard, Evan Mathis, has consigned the much publicized PSA 9 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Richard Petty Cars, Memorabilia Auction Set for Las Vegas – Petty will be selling some of the most iconic symbols of his career on May 12 in Las Vegas. Julien’s Auctions announced “From the Collection of Richard Petty,” and the sale will include cars Petty drove to victory, trophies, racing suits and other memorabilia.  FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Bat Allegedly Used By Babe Ruth in Famed ‘Called Shot’ at Auction – The baseball bat Babe Ruth may have used to swat his mythical “called shot” home run in the 1932 World Series is up for sale and could fetch up to $500,000. But is it really? FULL DETAILS & AUCTION LOT

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Collecting the 1978 Topps Battlestar Galactica Card Set – Get to know this under-appreciated, vintage non-sport set and why it’s worth a second look. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Mint Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Poised To Break $3.12 Million Honus Wagner Record – The last time a mint 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card sold in a public auction was 12 years ago, for $282,588. FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – RETRO NEWS

Eric Lindros, Hockey’s First “Investible” Player – While all of Lindros’ earliest cards did not retain their value, they were nonetheless a driving force in the expansion of the hockey card industry. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

How 10 Top Vintage Trading Cards Have Soared In Value – The chart below shows the Return on Investment (ROI) of the top 10 cards, all baseball and graded by PSA. (Of course, there’s no proof—and certainly not from just one decade’s performance—that cards will continue their rise.) FULL STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – “FINDS” NEWS

Previously Unknown Cy Young Cabinet Cards – A 19th century player’s family has consigned his old collection of cabinet cards to SCP Auctions –with two previously unknown Cy Young issues. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018 – TCG NEWS

How to Spot a 1st Edition Pokémon Card – Collectors are still clamoring for vintage Pokémon cards. If the term vintage incurs scoffs when referring to cards that debuted in 1999, keep your ridiculing in check until you hear the value of some of these cardsLEARN HOW

Hobby Happenings Week Ending March 9th, 2018