Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 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 Auction Report, PreWarCards.com, Beckett Media, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The Things of Hobby Lore – The original Poloraid photograph used for the iconic 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, sold this week at auction for almost $14,000. FULL STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

70,000+ 1971 Topps Baseball Cards –  Yep, that’s right over 70,000 1971 Topps Baseball Cards, part of the “Hoarder Collection”, coming to Leland’s Invitational AuctionMORE DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Upper Deck Announces Shohei Ohtani Autographs in 2018 Goodwin Champions – Jumping on the bandwagon of the hottest player in MLB. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Lat 1930s Eddie Collins Autographed Baseball at Market – Despite a full quarter century in a Major League uniform and the brand of baseball brilliance which would typically attract swarms of autograph seekers, Collins remains an enormously challenging hurdle for collectors of Hall of Fame single signed baseballs. LOT DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – RETRO NEWS

Sports Cards Return to Cereal Backs – The old-school tradition of breakfast and sports cards returns this summer. Post, MLS and Topps have teamed up for a new campaign. MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – “FIND” NEWS

Cards This Guy’s Mom Didn’t Throw Away Are Worth Over $1 Million – A remarkable childhood stash of baseball cards from the late 1940s and early 50s including a jaw-dropping hoard of FIVE 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards will enter the hobby this summer. SCD STORY & Forbes Article

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Box–Still Sealed–Coming to Auction – Unopened boxes of 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey don’t come to market very often. Those with the original factory tape are even more rare. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – SHOW NEWS

Pittsburgh Card Show Makes Debut at New Location –  This annual show featured everything collectors have come to expect from this long-running show, despite the change in venue. SHOW RECAP

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – CRIME  NEWS

FBI Targets Suspect in Rash of Minnesota Store Thefts – The investigation into a string of burglaries that left four Minneapolis/St. Paul area sports cards stores with big financial losses continues. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 18th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

New Book is a Must Read for Autograph Collectors – Anyone who ever collected an autograph,the just-released book “Waiting for a Sign” is a must-read. Author Kevin Keating has spent a lifetime collecting autographs from some of the biggest names in baseball.  STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 25th, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

Michael Eisner Wins Lifetime Achievement Award – Major influencer on the business of baseball cards, gets industry recognition in sports business.STORY