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Ramblings: Interest in Shows a Positive Sign?

Vintage Baseball Cards

Rich Klein is wondering whether the increased number of Dallas area shows might be a good sign for the hobby as a whole.

Cleveland National Recalls Super Joe

Joe Charboneau Hometown Heroes

Johnny Football? LeBron Who? Rich Klein recalls Cleveland’s 1980 super rookie, Joe Charboneau.

Ramblings: Turning Wax Into Common Cash

Plano Card Show

Rich K recalls when it was possible to break just about any box, sell singles and earn a profit.

Ramblings: Hunt for Bigfoot Always Fun

Joe Doyle T206 error card

Rich Klein recalls some rumored variation cards that came to fruition and others that never got fixed.

Ramblings: Buying and Selling Philosophies Elicit Comments

Rich Ramblings 2014

Is pricing cards a pain? Have alternate payment methods? Why do some shop owners cop an attitude over retail? Rich is wondering and wants your comments.

Ramblings: A Little Selling, a Lot of Promoting

Plano Card Show

Rich Klein takes a turn behind a table at a Texas card show, visits a couple of local shops and has some news about Plano II.

Baseball and Collecting Still Regional

Rich Ramblings 2014

It may be the ‘national past time’ but Rich K says if you think about it, baseball and baseball cards have their own regional history and quirks.

Ramblings Mailbag: The Readers Write

Rich Ramblings 2014

The email man was busy again this week and it’s time for Rich K to answer those loyal readers.

Ramblings: Fresh Take on Baseball Card Investing

Modern Baseball Card Investor

A new book puts a fresh spin on investing in baseball cards.

Ramblings: ’67 Topps Red Sox Recall Team’s Sudden Fortune Change

1967 Topps RedSox team

Forty-seven seasons later, 1967 Red Sox baseball cards are still in demand and that ‘Impossible Dream’ season plays out through Topps’ series.

Ramblings: Altered Reality of Jeter Rookie Cards

Derek Jeter Fantasy card 1993 Astros

What a Jeter rookie card might have looked like had he been picked by the Astros.

Ramblings: Boccabella, Coco, Rusty and The Rons: Remembering The 1969 Expos

Coco Laboy

Great nicknames, cool uniforms, a tiny ballpark, a bilingual franchise…it all adds up to great memories for those who remember the 1969 Montreal Expos.

Ramblings: Why Jim Brosnan is More Than Just a Common

1962 Post Jim Brosnan

He was a good pitcher but an even better writer. Rich Klein says Jim Bouton may be more famous but Jim Brosnan was the pioneer.

Ramblings: Recalling Pinnacle’s Efforts to Try Something Different

Cal Ripken Pinnacle Snapshots

Unusual pack configuration in a new product has Rich Klein recalling the 1990′s, when Pinnacle Brands was trying to earn space on crowded store shelves.

Ramblings: Missing Print, Autograph Windows and ‘Loaded’ Boxes

Masahiro Tanaka Topps missing front

Rich Klein answers the Ramblings mailbag, discusses one of those small autograph windows for a recently released card and chuckles over his ‘loaded’ boxes.

Ramblings: Thumbing Through a 30-Year-old Hobby Publication

BHN Sample

Rich Klein recalls the genesis behind those Baseball Hobby News samples and memories are flowing as he works through a 30-year-old issue.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Filling a Need is Just Part of Hobby’s Evolution

Rich Ramblings 2014

An autograph authenticator’s business grew from the lawless days of the 80′s.

Ramblings: Remembering When Pops Was Tops

Willie Stargell 1979 Topps

A monster home run 44 years ago this week and a special season eight years later are remembered as Rich Klein recalls some classic Willie Stargell baseball cards.

Ramblings: Recalling Hobby Frenzy After ‘The Sandberg Game’

1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg

The Sandberg Game in 1984? Let Uncle Rich Klein tell you all about it–and how Ryno’s stock rose in the hobby after he showed his stuff on ‘national TV’.

Ramblings: Baseball, Baseball Cards Always Changing

1968 Topps Gary Nolan

Rich Klein on avoiding your inner curmudgeon while still appreciating the past.