Some publicity for the hobby courtesy of one of the nation’s top newspapers.
The story by Chicago Tribune reporter Alex Parker was fairly extensive, covering the changing landscape of baseball cards, the effort to keep kids interested, the big money aspect of vintage icons and more.
You can read it here.
PSA has launched a new online hobby video segment. The “PSA VG3 Show,” gets its name for what the company promises will be three “Very Good” minutes of authentic hobby talk (although the first one is actually about 4 ½ minutes. The segment covers company news and other hobby developments.
Kristin Kirby hosts the show and you can see the first one below.
Don’t be surprised if there are some 2017 Houston Astros World Series rings for sale later this year. Astros owner Jim Crane said the team will give out 900 rings in all. Players, coaches, front office types and other employees always get them but other employees.
“We want everybody to enjoy it, including the ushers and the guys working in the back of the building,” Crane told ESPN. “Some people have been with us 20-30 years.”
The Astros will hold a ring ceremony for players and coaches Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Commissioner Rob Manfred will be on hand for the ring ceremony Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
If you’re in Cincinnati—or can get there—you can check out a pretty impressive display of baseball uniforms. Reds Threads, the new exhibit for 2018 at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is open. It traces the evolution through the display of over 200 uniform items including jerseys, jackets, pants and caps, and traces the history of Reds uniforms back to the 1869 Red Stockings’ introduction of the knicker-style uniform that became the model for baseball uniforms everywhere.
Also featured in the exhibit are displays that explore unique and unusual uniform styles from throughout baseball history as well as displays that highlight the radical transformation in Major League uniform designs and styles that took place between the 1950s to the 1970s.
You can get a sneak peek through this news story on WLWT-TV.