Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 24, 2019

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??

MEMORABILIA NEWS

Pete Alonso Autographs Now a Fanatics Exclusive – The stable of licensed athletes for the memorabilia giants continues to grow. FULL STORY

VINTAGE NEWS

Large Find of 19th Century Tobacco Cards Enters Hobby –  Includes famed N28, N29 Allen & Ginter cards. FULL STORY

AUTOGRAPH NEWS

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

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

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

FIGURE NEWS

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

MEDIA NEWS

Sports Card Photographer Launches New Web Series – Pilot promo may be turned into TV show.

DIGITAL NEWS

Upper Deck to Launch Over Watch League Trading Cards – Available in North America on the company’s ePack platform. FULL STORY

AUCTION NEWS

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

COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Done! 1969 IHOP Visit Turned Into Two Decade Quest for Champion Knicks Signatures on IHOP Placemat – FULL STORY

NY Post Photo

BUSINESS NEWS

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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