Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 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 Sports Collectors Digest, FORBES, Prewar Cards, Sports Collectors Daily and other sources.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – GRADING NEWS

PSA breaks down the various submission types, from review to crossover, in this quick video.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – VINTAGE NEWS

Pennsylvania Find of Pre-War Cards Hits the Auction Block – Earlier this year a collection of pre-war cards was found in a house purchased by a Pennsylvania resident. That owner has now put them up for auction. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – BUSINESS NEWS

Collectable Raises Over $500,000 for New Sports Collectible Marketplace – The Boston-based technology company that brings together historical and real-time pricing data from sports memorabilia auctions, has acquired seed funding to launch a new peer-to-peer marketplace. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – MANUFACTURER  NEWS

James Bond Trading Card License Changes Hands –  After 15 years under the care of Rittenhouse Archives, the James Bond trading card license is on the move. Upper Deck has added the franchise to its entertainment stable. READ MORE

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – MODERN NEWS

Michael Jordan Autographed Jersey Card Sells for Nearly $95,000 – It’s the card that  changed the collecting landscape Upper Deck’s 1997 Michael Jordan Game Jersey autographed cards were among the first to pair a “relic piece”,  on-card autograph and serial number. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – MEDIA NEWS

Panini America and Beckett Media Team Up to Rank Most Collectible NBA Franchises – The two entities announced a partnership for a unique program called “30 Teams/30 Weeks”. It will run through the rest of the NBA season and rank the NBA’s 30 most collectible franchises.

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – FIND NEWS

Hot Dog! Nice Find of Uncirculated 1954 Wilson Franks Cards – The 1954 Wilson Franks set had folks eating a lot of weiners. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy the demand of today’s experienced collectors.  READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – AUCTION NEWS

Top SGC-Rated E98 Set Coming to Auction – The best SGC-graded “near set” of the ultra-desirable E98 “Set of 30” baseball cards is being offered at auction. Issued in 1910 and known to hobbyists as part of the famous 2012 “Black Swamp Find” it is featured in the Goldin Auctions 2018 Holiday Auction. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – MARKET NEWS

Number One Rated 1948 Leaf Baseball Set Reaches New Heights – The set, consigned to Heritage Auctions’ Fall Trading Card catalog event, held a pre-auction estimate of $1M. That sum was reached with just three cards. READ ORIGINAL STORY & SEE AUCTION RESULTS

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Avid Barry Bonds Collector Has Amassed 5,000 Examples Of The Same Card – To describe Greg Mirmelli as a diehard, fanatical, rabid Barry Bonds fan would be an understatement. Over the past five years, he has amassed 5,000, 1986 Topps Traded Barry Bonds rookie cards. READ MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – AUTOGRAPH NEWS

New Edition of Book Covering Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs Released – Author Ron Keurajian recently released the second edition of the book, Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs. The expanded edition includes signature studies of all Hall of Famers from the 19th century to the present day. Newly added studies include those of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the rest of the infamous players involved in the Black Sox scandalREAD MORE

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Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – CRIME NEWS

Philly TV Investigative Report Focuses on Coach’s Corner – A Pennsylvania man who says he spent $13,000 over two years on autographed items purchased through Coach’s Corner Sports Auctions says he’s now learned he bought forgeries. (H/T Sports Collectors Daily)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018 – JUST FOR FUN

Rare Footage of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig 1927 Postseason Tour – This footage of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig was taken during the Yankees stars’ 1927 postseason barnstorming tour in Stockton, Calif. (H/T @BaseballHall)

Hobby Happenings Week Ending November 30th, 2018

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