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Rich Klein: Stadium Club, Topps Tek Make Return As Redemption Issues Drag On

2000 Topps Tek Derek Jeter

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

Sports Illustrated 1954 baseball card insert

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: Support for Base Cards, a Thief, Show Update, APB

base cards

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: Vintage Card Distribution Mysteries

1962 Topps Green Tint Sammy Drake

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.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Sorting to a Science

Baseball card lot mixed years

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.

Rich Klein: The Long Running Saga of Tough and Easy

1960 Topps Georges Maranda

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.

Rich Klein: When it Comes to Pricing, Nothing’s Exact

1967 Topps

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.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: What’s Next for COMC?

COMC

A partnership with Beckett dissolves. Could it open the door for another company with pricing info?

Rich Klein: Milquetoast Ramblings …and Rookie Card Labels

Pat Riley Jack in the Box

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.

Rich Klein: Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

sports card show

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 Ramblings: Musings During the ‘Great’ Dallas Ice Storm

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s latest Ramblings includes some reader feedback, shop owner feedback to blaster boxes sometimes being a better deal…and more.

Rich Klein: Beckett Business Solutions Aims to Aid Collector, Shop Owner

Rob Veres

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: Holidays Can Be Fun for Collectors; Valuable Time for Businesses

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein has some ideas on how sports card shops and other businesses can boost sales–and their image–during the holidays.

Rich Klein: Best Way to Enjoy Hobby is to Accept Inevitable Evolution

sports card show Craig Ranch Texas

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’s Ramblings: Money Keeps Players Out of Reach

Pee Wee Reese

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.

Rich Klein: Mike Cramer Was Collector, Dealer, Card Maker

Peyton Manning Pacific Trading Cards

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.

Rich Klein: New Location for Dallas Show Brings Out Solid Crowd

Dallas Card Show

Rich Klein with a behind-the-table report from the new venue for the Dallas Card Show.

Rich Klein: Piecing Early Beckett Almanacs Together Was No Easy Task

1996 Beckett Almanac

Rich Klein rambles back to the early days of the Beckett Almanac, a massive undertaking without the benefit of speedy, smart computers.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: A Chat with PSA’s Joe Orlando

PSA DNA President Joe Orlando

He was one of the company’s earliest supporters back in the 1990′s and a few years later, PSA recruited Joe Orlando. He’s been there ever since.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Setting Up at College Fairs Sometimes Mirrors a Card Show

Richs Ramblings

Sitting behind a table and answering high school students’ questions at college fair reminds Rich of certain card shows past and present.