Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 24, 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, TMZ, Yahoo, Forbes, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Hmmmmm? What have we here?!?!? 2019 Topps Chrome Basketball??
Pete Alonso Autographs Now a Fanatics Exclusive – The stable of licensed athletes for the memorabilia giants continues to grow. FULL STORY
Large Find of 19th Century Tobacco Cards Enters Hobby – Includes famed N28, N29 Allen & Ginter cards. FULL STORY
Evolution of Derek Jeter’s Autograph – Because he remains one of the most widely forged of all modern sports icons, learn the history of his signing habits. FULL STORY
Original Star Wars Blue Prints at Auction – Some of the most unique collectibles from the franchise film are featured at RR Auction. Three vehicle blue prints from the original Star Wars including Luke’s Landspeeder an the dreaded TIE Fighter. FULL DETAIL & IMAGE GALLERY
2019 Starting Lineup Randy Johnson Stadium Giveaway Commemorates Perfect Game – The 15th anniversay of the “Big Unit” becoming the oldest player in MLB history to accomplish the feat. FULL STORY
Sports Card Photographer Launches New Web Series – Pilot promo may be turned into TV show.
Upper Deck to Launch Over Watch League Trading Cards – Available in North America on the company’s ePack platform. FULL STORY
Satchel Paige Reaches New Heights at Heritage Auctions – The popular Pérez Steele set was issued in 1981 but HOFer Satchel Paige passed in June of 1982 making him one of the most difficult to acquire signed. That rarity drove this example to a $15,600 result in our May Memorabilia Auction last week. FULL DETAILS
Done! 1969 IHOP Visit Turned Into Two Decade Quest for Champion Knicks Signatures on IHOP Placemat – FULL STORY
Kohl’s Cash for Sports Memorabilia? Yep. – Thanks to a new, long-term partnership with Fanatics Authentic, starting this fall collectors will be able to redeem Kohl’s Cash for memorabilia and collectibles. MORE DETAILS
JUST FOR FUN
Something new from Topps? – Topps Crystal soccer cards – plastic cards.
Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 24th, 2019
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