Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – 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 ESPN, Forbes, Beckett Media, Heritage Auctions, Yahoo Sports,  Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle remains the focus of the collecting world with this @PSAcard NM-MT 8 selling for $408,000 this week. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – STORE SPOTLIGHT

Legendary Wichita, Kansas Shop Celebrates 40 Years In Business –  Longtime sports card dealer Joe Ruocco, owner of Rock’s Dugout, is celebrating his 40th year in business as one of the preeminent sports card stores in Wichita, Kansas. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – BUSINESS NEWS

Tips on Dealing with the 2018 Postal Rate Increase – U.S.P.S. rates are increasing again and the changes will impact both buyers and sellers. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – MODERN NEWS

Panini Assures Collectors Regarding Packaging Error – Boxes of the recently released 2017-18 Donruss Basketball were inadvertently printed with the word “or” instead of “and” with regards to box hits. Officials confirmed that each box does in fact contain one autograph AND one memorabilia card.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – PLAYER NEWS

Green Bay Packers Sign Autographs for Charity – Once again, members of the Green Bay Packers will be signing autographs for fans who make a donation to the Salvation Army this holiday season, including, quarterback Aaron Rodgers. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 170th, 2017 – AUCTION NEWS

Vintage Rink Used by 1994 Rangers Sells at Auction for $49,100 – The Madison Square Garden rink used by the New York Rangers from 1991 through 2013 was sold on Saturday night for $49,100. The lot, sold by Goldin Auctions, includes the dasher boards, Plexiglas, benches, goals and nets.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT

Collection of Historic Yankees Memorabilia at Auction –  It’s a New York Yankees collection so impressive that it’s getting its own auction. A multi-million dollar accumulation of pinstripe paraphernalia collected by one avid fan has opened for bidding through Heritage Auctions, led by the earliest known Babe Ruth game model bat, dating to his 1915 rookie season. DETAILS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – MEMORABILIA NEWS

What’s A Bat Worth That The ‘Jewish Babe Ruth’ Used to Beat Hitler? – Linked to the one of the greatest Jewish superstars in American sports history, a Hank Greenberg game-used bat from the prime of his career with the Detroit Tigers during the 1930s highlights museum collection. STORY

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – CRIME NEWS

Feds Seek 141-Month Sentence, $22 Million Restitution in Rogers Fraud Case – Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to hand former sports memorabilia dealer and photo archivist John Rogers a prison sentence of nearly 12 yearsFULL STORY

Vintage replica jersey sold as period authentic. Seized by F.B.I.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 17th, 2017 – JUST FOR FUN

Harold Reynolds Opens 25-year Old Baseball Cards – And talks about Nolan Ryan throwing at his head. WATCH & READ

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