Rich Klein with a behind-the-table report from the new venue for the Dallas Card Show.
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Rich Klein rambles back to the early days of the Beckett Almanac, a massive undertaking without the benefit of speedy, smart computers.
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.
Sitting behind a table and answering high school students’ questions at college fair reminds Rich of certain card shows past and present.
Rich Klein talks with Heritage Auctions Sports Director Chris Ivy about his start in the business, the Black Swamp Find and more.
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 recalls the National Sports Collectors Convention in 2000 when Beckett launched its grading service and was mobbed with customers.
Rich Klein says card collectors are often music fans, too but living the oldies life is only good to a point.
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 […]
Giving back to the community and props to hobby dealers from the past is something Rich likes about Tri-Star Productions.
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 […]
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 recalls when the phone rang at Beckett during the hobby’s boom era and sports collecting writers were on the other end.
Rich Klein with some thoughts on comings and goings in the sports collecting hobby.
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 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 recalls early efforts to confirm that some older Topps cards were truly harder to find than others.
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 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.
Guest recollections of a crazy successful sports card show in Kobe, Japan.