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

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

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

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

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

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: A Chat With Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions

Rich Klein talks with Heritage Auctions Sports Director Chris Ivy about his start in the business, the Black Swamp Find and more.

Rich Klein: On $1250 Packs and 110 Fergie Jenkins Rookie Cards

Rich Klein with some thoughts on the recently announced Panini Flawless brand, Broder’s cards and finding 110 Fergie Jenkins rookies in one place.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Beckett Grading’s Debut Was One to Remember

Rich Klein recalls the National Sports Collectors Convention in 2000 when Beckett launched its grading service and was mobbed with customers.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Two Years On

Rich Klein says card collectors are often music fans, too but living the oldies life is only good to a point.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Errors and Variations Hardly a New Thing

I was given a new file at work to process in the past few days. Normally, my front end work is pretty simple if the information was put in correctly but this specific file came in with rafts of errors. Seeing that file reminded me of one of the hobby’s subtlest but hottest grouping of […]

Rich Klein: Respecting Hobby’s Past Part of Tri-Star DNA

Giving back to the community and props to hobby dealers from the past is something Rich likes about Tri-Star Productions.

Rich Klein: Serving Others Should Always Be on Your Want List

By Rich Klein Recently, beloved radio morning personality David “Kidd” Kraddick passed on while at a golf  tournament for his favorite charity. During the years Kidd was on the air, he used his position on the air to help countless others far less fortunate then he was. In addition, like many morning radio personalities, he […]

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: What I’ll Be Doing at the NSCC

by Rich Klein This is the last of our run-ups to the National Sports Collectors Convention. While we have not been quite as “National memories” focused as I would have thought, it was nice to hear directly from several readers how much they enjoy our little soirees into the past even if we temper that with […]

Rich Klein Remembers Aiding Writers Hungry for Industry News

Rich Klein recalls when the phone rang at Beckett during the hobby’s boom era and sports collecting writers were on the other end.

Rich Klein: Change Happens…Ready or Not

Rich Klein with some thoughts on comings and goings in the sports collecting hobby.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Remembering Hobby Friends and Past Mysteries

Rich Klein recalls Ace Marchant and some other friends from the past while adding a post-script to the 1990 Topps George Bush saga.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Beckett Grading Director Mark Anderson Steps Down

Rich Klein on Mark Anderson’s decision to step down as director of Beckett Grading to pursue other opportunities and recalls a special night at the ballpark.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Tracking Scarcities

Rich Klein recalls early efforts to confirm that some older Topps cards were truly harder to find than others.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: On the National

by Rich Klein This past weekend the brotherhood (AKA the Men’s Club) at my synagogue (Adat Chaverim, Plano TX) celebrated its bar mitzvah and I was honored with giving one of the readings. The event’s coordinator attempted to tailor each reading to the honored person. My part included these words: “There were business associates who […]

Rich Klein: O.J.’s Brushes With the Hobby

Rich Klein recalls an encounter with O.J. Simpson at the ’91 National, his in and out visit to the ’95 NSCC and also has a few words about the A’s Historical Society.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: Texas Show…Japan Show?

Guest recollections of a crazy successful sports card show in Kobe, Japan.