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Ramblings: The ‘Other Guys’ on Famous Rookie Cards

1963 Topps Pete Rose

They’re famous by association but the other guys on some of those famous baseball rookie cards have stories to tell, too.

Ramblings: Sometimes It’s Not the Dealer’s Fault

Plano TX Card Show

A collectors discussion of dealer habits got Rich Klein thinking about the give and take over sports card pricing.

Ramblings: Cup of Coffee Players Who Deserve a Card

The 'other' Billy Williams

Rich remembers a few guys–including one currently on a roster–who spent years in pro ball but never had a Topps card.

NFL Ramblings: McRebels of 2 Different Eras

McDaniel McMahon

One became more famous for his second career while the other kept fans, reporters and a commissioner guessing.

Ramblings: 1954 Topps Set Break Proves a Hit

Topps 1954 baseball cards

A vintage set break proved popular with collectors who hoped to turn 13 bucks into a 1954 Topps rookie or star card.

Ramblings: Promoting a Show? Give It Your All

sports card show

Rich sets up at a new show and finds the crowd a little light. Could more have been done?

Ramblings: Connecting Those Time Passages

2014 Topps Football Hobby Box

Rich Klein says the football card licensing deal is just part of those time passages that somehow stay connected.

Ramblings: Answering the Mail

Lum Harris 1966 Topps back

Another two manager year for Topps, a reader searches for some scarce 1990s football cards and a dealer’s two cents on buy prices.

Ramblings: When Rose Ruled the Hobby

1980 Burger King Pete Rose

Rich Klein recalls three distinct times when no one was bigger in the hobby than Pete Rose and wonders if his absence from the Hall might actually be working in his favor.

Ramblings: One Team, Two Manager Cards Just Part of Senators/Rangers Saga

1969 Topps Ted Shows How

The Ron Washington situation is just the latest in a crazy managerial history for a franchise that has two cards of skippers in the 1969 Topps set.

Ramblings: Faces on Sports Cards and September 11

Garnet Bailey

Remembering a few players from years past who are forever connected to September 11, 2001.

Ramblings: When Collectors Expect Too Much for Their Stuff

Rich Ramblings 2014

What’s a fair markup on a collection? Rich Klein has some thoughts on what isn’t.

Ramblings: Recalling the Late 90s Resurgence

Rich Ramblings 2014

Rich Klein recalls an era when some of those cards from the 1980s and 90s got hot and what it might have meant for the hobby.

Ramblings: Unlicensed but OK, Flood Fun, Mystery Sheet, Vic Wertz

1969 Topps Joe Sparma

Rich K has some random thoughts about various card-related topics including a 45-year-old Topps baseball mystery.

Ramblings: Plano II Recap

Plano TX Card Show

Rich Klein has a recap of his second ‘put up or shut up’ local fundraising sports card show.

Ramblings: Answering the Mail

Van Lingle Mungo

Readers write about Van Lingle Mungo, the card shop that opted for vintage only, storage unit finds and the dilemma that is the old unopened box.

Ramblings: Almost Show Time

Plano Card Show

Plano II is almost here and Rich Klein chronicles the past, present and future of the show he launched near Dallas.

Ramblings: Great ‘Graphing at AA Games

Frisco RoughRiders Facebook page

Rich Klein says autograph collecting at the mid-level minors is great fun and you never know who’ll be there.

Ramblings: Storage Unit Stories

storage unit

A court battle over a storage unit supposedly full of sports memorabilia has Rich Klein recalling his brush with a mystery.

Ramblings: Show Admission

2012 NSCC show

Deciding what–if anything–to charge at the door is one of the dilemmas show promoters have long wrestled with.