Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 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 News-Press.com, PreWarCards.com, Beckett Media, TMZ, PSA, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Proof that you don’t have to be a 9 or a 10 to bring big $$$. This PSA 1 (due to a pinhole in the top border), 1961 Topps Dice Game card of #Yankees legend Mickey Mantle sold for $144,000 this weekend. One of the great rarities of our hobby. (H/T @JoeOrlandoPSA)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – GRADING & AUTHENTICATION NEWS

Submissions 101: PSA to Launch More Step-by-Step Videos – In an effort to encourage more collectors to submit their favorite cards for grading, PSA will be launching new videos within its “Submissions 101” lineup in the coming weeks. MORE DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Topps Reveals 2017 Topps Baseball Update Mystery Redemptions –  Featuring the best MVP seasons throughout MLB history. SEE FULL LIST

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – PRINT ON-DEMAND NEWS

Topps Issues Rookie Sensations Set, Sells Out in Hours – The cash-cow that is the print-to-order business for Topps continues. LOOK

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

First Bowman Chrome Shohei Ohtani Red Refractor Auto Sells Via Old School Methods – Sometimes it’s just more important who you know. STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Sandy Koufax 1963 Dodgers Jersey Sells for $429K – In 1963, Koufax won a the World Series MVP and Cy Young award in route to helping the Dodgers beat the Yankees in the World Series. FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

One of Hobby’s Top 1957 Topps Football Collections Went Unregistered – Not every PSA-graded set of cards is listed on the company’s Set Registry. Some are quietly pieced together by collectors who opt not to put them in the data base. Such was the case for this amazing set. FULL DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Meet Tom Oltman and Hockey Hall of Fame South – The walls of the basement painted to look like dasherboards at an arena; a tribute to the sport appears in every inch of space the eye can see – skates, pucks, signage, and over 100 jerseys, that number increasing by the week.  READ

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – “FIND” NEWS

Pre-War Card Find in Pennsylvania Yields Nearly 100 T206 Cards, Near T227 Set, and More – Finding a few pre-war cards unexpectedly is a nice surprise and happens from time to time at yard sales and such. But stumbling across a few hundred? That doesn’t happen everyday. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – TCG/CCG NEWS

Top 25 Rarest, Most Expensive Pokémon Cards – This is what a $25k Pokémon collection looks like.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT CARD NEWS

Upper Deck’s “Once in a Lifetime” Memorabilia Acquisition – Fans and collectors of Upper Deck’s latest Marvel trading card product, Black Panther, are in for a real treat. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – CRIME NEWS

Chicago Bears Draft Pick Roquan Smith Victim of Theft, Police Recover Items – Original Story & Follow-up

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

Thousands of Items from Jack Smalling Autograph Collection at Auction – Anyone compiling a list of the most impactful people in the sports collecting hobby would have to include Jack SmallingFULL STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – PLAYER NEWS

Let’s Make a Deal: Glyber Torres’ 1st Home Run Ball Secured – Top big league prospects are 3-for-3 in getting their potentially valuable first home run baseballs back from fans. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – SHOP NEWS

Breaking Open Boxes of Baseball Cards Breaks Bank – Steven Palmer of Cape Coral, Florida has broken new ground in reviving a long-dormant, old-school and serious but fun business. He sells baseball cards, breaking open packs by the box. DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

Fun Fact: Joe DiMaggio’s 1936 “National Chicle Pastels” rookie baseball card misspelled his name “DiMagio”! Pictured here is the original card and modern corrected version. (H/T @BSmile)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 11th, 2018