Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 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 Wall Street Journal, Courthouse News, Ohio Life Magazine, Beckett Media, Blowout Cards, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Rare 1915 “Cracker Jack Ball Players” Baseball Card Poster ~ Including Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner & Shoeless Joe Jackson! (H/T @Bsmile)

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

And the 2017 Select Football XRC and Mystery Autograph Redemptions Are . . .  –  If you are one of the lucky collectors holding one of these gems, get ready to be stoked. FULL DETAIL

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – PRINT ON-DEMAND NEWS

Topps Living Set card for Ronald Acuna more than doubled the previous sales record of Shohei Ohtani (20,966) with a whopping 46,809 copies sold.

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

Step-by-Step Guide for Investing in Vintage Baseball Cards – Here is a look at ten tips to help you select wisely if you are so inclined. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

Babe Ruth Bat and Contract Sell for Nearly $500,000 – This time it was Goldin Auctions showcasing some rare vintage memorabilia including Ruth’s last contract with the Yankees and a game used bat. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

How Trading Cards Might Populate a New Hall of Fame – Aside from the big four, what about a HOF honoring athletes from across the Wide World of Sports. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Meet Tracy Martin and His Vintage Baseball Museum – Filled with 3,000 authentic artifacts stretching back to the game’s earliest days, this private collection pays tribute to the evolution of America’s pastime. READ STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – “FIND” NEWS

“Finding” Cardboard Treasure Not Limited to Attics, Cellars – A Washington hobby store owner pulls amazing Dual Cut Booklet of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Estimated value? $30K! DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 -DIGITAL NEWS

Baseball Cards Are Swinging for the Digital Age – While physical collections are still dazzling auction markets, but phone apps are spreading; a virtual stick of bubble gum.  FULL STORY

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – ENTERTAINMENT CARD NEWS

2018 Topps Mars Attacks Wacky Packages Mashup – Two of the hobby’s most iconic brands come together in the form of a ten-card mini set available on the Topps website. DETAILS

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – LEGAL NEWS

Former Met Fan Favorite, Ed Kranepool, Sues Auction Firm Over Mantle Jersey – Retired big leaguer, suing Beckett Auctions and Goodwin & Company who, he alleges, failed to sell and/or return jersey. FULL DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

National Sports Collectors Convention Announces FREE VIP Signers – The show’s opening reception for VIPs will feature autograph signing sessions with former Tribe favorites Mike Hargrove and Luis Tiant as well as NBA Hall of Famer, Calvin Murphy. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending May 4th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Satchel Paige 1953 Topps Painting on Auction Block – The original painting used to create Paige’s only active player issued baseball card from Topps is for sale at Robert Edward Auctions. LOT DETAIL

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