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Ramblings: A Few Stories from Recent Show Travels

Whether it’s the National, flying home from the National or doing a local show, Rich Klein always finds a chuckle or two.

Ramblings: Reality Tie Makes Our Hobby Stand Out

Rich K says the business may have contracted but the “living hobby” aspect of 25 years ago remains the same.

Ramblings: Early 1960s Topps All-Star Mysteries

Rich Klein delves into a few questions about All-Star selections in Topps cards from over 50 years ago.

Ramblings: Cards and Broadcasts Connect Us to Baseball’s Past

Baseball cards and long-lost broadcasts help bring the past back to life.

Ramblings: Fun With 1962 Topps Card Backs

The cartoons and the copy make for a fun ride through the backs of the 1962 Topps Baseball cards.

Ramblings: Gifford Was More Than Monday Night

Frank Gifford was skilled enough to carve out two long careers, appearing in card sets as a player and a play-by-play announcer.

Ramblings: My National Experience

Rich Klein wandered the floor of the National, catching up with old friends and connecting with new ones while sizing up the crowd and looking ahead to 2016.

Ramblings: No Shortage of New Chicago Sports Stars

Rich Klein says the National should be fertile ground for the new generation of stars, finally a match for Chicago star combos of the past.

Ramblings: My National Journey Resumes

National Eve has Rich Klein recalling the past and looking forward to his 2015 experience.

Ramblings: Stories Inside The 1970s Multi-Player Rookie Cards

Rich Klein is your guide on another fun tour of stories behind the 1970s Topps multi-player rookie cards.

Ramblings: National Promos Good for Business

Whether it’s a contest, free cards or free coffee, there’s nothing wrong with enticing business at the National, your local show or even your shop.

Ramblings: Starting a Show? Don’t Forget the Basics

Rich Klein shares a little of what he’s learned after a couple of years in the local card show promotion game.

Ramblings: Bo and Bouton Part of 1960s Multi-Player Rookie Card Tales

Sometimes a baseball card holds two great stories.

Ramblings: NSCC Follow Up

Rich follows up his column about show cities for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Ramblings: Baseball Card Stories, 1969 Topps Edition

From guys who couldn’t get off a Rookie Stars card to a manager depicted by a cartoon firing, the 1969 Topps set has the quirks Rich loves to highlight.

Ramblings: Where to Hold the National

The past, present and future of the National Sports Collectors Convention always includes discussion of show sites but it’s not as easy as it seems.

1964 Topps Rookie Stars Full of Fun, Flubs, Future

From a guy who became more famous after baseball to a rookie card of a retired guy, the 1964 Topps Rookie Stars subset is one for the book.

Ramblings: Commons or Stars, Each Card Tells a Story

Baseball cards are great for bringing up memories but not every guy who gets into a game winds up getting one.

Ramblings: Finding the Right Auction Starting Point

Rich Klein discusses the ongoing dilemma of setting the right auction minimums.

Ramblings: Pricing and The Cost of Doing Business

Rich Klein discusses tiered pricing for autographed items, the cost of getting an athlete’s name on an item and margins for card shops and other dealers.