Buying a chance to ‘win’ with no guarantee you’ll get anything seems like a gray area, at best. Rich Klein with some thoughts on sports card ‘razzes’.
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Rich Klein says his fundraising show was a success, thanks in large part to volunteers and donors.
An autograph authenticator’s business grew from the lawless days of the 80’s.
Rich’s inbox is full and he’s answering emails including one from a shop owner across from an unusual tourist attraction.
Topps confirms it’s bringing back Stadium Club and Tek. Rich Klein has thoughts on that along with the business of licensing and redemption cards as the Industry Summit continues in Las Vegas.
Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Recalling the Strike of ’94, Turkey Red Base Sets and When SI Sold Issue #1 for a Song
Rich Klein is rambling about the 1994 baseball strike, the Turkey Red base set, an upcoming hobby book by an old friend, and when one dealer found Sports Illustrated selling its first issue dirt cheap.
Rich Klein examines reader reaction to his post backing base cards, wary card shop owners in Dallas, a Plano show update and more in his latest Ramblings.
Rich Klein is challenging age old notions about distribution through the likes of 1958 Topps, 1962 Green Tints and others. Oh yeah…and remembering Choo Choo Coleman.
Is spending hour upon hour sorting and organizing cards worth it in the end? If you’re a company that’s carved a niche for dealing with the volume end of things, the answer is yes.
Knowing your cards means knowing which ones are in shorter supply than others. Rich Klein has some interesting information about card distribution back in the day.
A lesson learned from a radio talk show host can be applied to pricing baseball cards as a big hobby outlet decides how to put values on them.
A partnership with Beckett dissolves. Could it open the door for another company with pricing info?
A fraudster calling him a fraudster? Klein says that’s rich. He’s also got some recollections about rookie card labels and a #1 song produced by a collector.
There’s a new sports card show coming to the Dallas area as Rich Klein’s idea for a fundraiser comes to fruition.
Rich Klein’s latest Ramblings includes some reader feedback, shop owner feedback to blaster boxes sometimes being a better deal…and more.
Beckett Business Solutions will launch early next year, aimed at uniting dealers around the country to help collectors find what they’re looking for. Not much is known yet but they’ve brought a hobby veteran on board to help steer.
Rich Klein has some ideas on how sports card shops and other businesses can boost sales–and their image–during the holidays.
Rich Klein says the hobby is always evolving and despite naysayers who long for a past that’s not coming back, there are plenty of new ways to participate.
Rich Klein recalls the days when big league stars may have been your neighbor and wonders if those days are gone for good. He’s also got some other notes from hobby friends.
Mike Cramer, former owner of Pacific Trading Cards, was a big-time collector who also shot his own pictures for some of his company’s cards.