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Rich Klein: Support for Base Cards, a Thief, Show Update, APB

base cards

Rich Klein examines reader reaction to his post backing base cards, wary card shop owners in Dallas, a Plano show update and more in his latest Ramblings.

2011 Topps Precision Football Box Break

2011 Topps Precision hobby box

The manufacturer makes sure no one goes away without an autograph in 2011 Topps Precision football.

2012 Topps Baseball Series One Box Break

Topps Baseball 2012 box

It’s a couple of weeks after the launch of 2012 Topps Series One. Rich Klein breaks open a box now that things have settled a bit.

2011 Bowman Sterling Box Break

Paul Goldschmidt 2011 Bowman Sterling

Somewhere down the line, these pricey boxes could yield some valuable rookie cards…but which ones? Rich Klein digs in.

2012 Panini Preferred Details Released

Signed Blake Griffin 2012 Preferred

It’s essentially a package of autographs. 2012 Panini Preferred thumbs its nose at the lowly base card, but if low numbered autos are your thing, you’ll be guaranteed three.

2011 Topps USA Baseball Set Preview

2011 Topps USA Baseball boxed set

Topps will bring back its USA Baseball set in 2011, issuing cards of National team members just before Christmas.

2011 Topps Five Star Football Preview

Montana Rice autographed 2011 Topps Five Star

If you’ve got the cash, Topps is working on the cadillac brand of its football card line, 2011 Five Star.

2011 Topps Finest Football: Long-Running Brand is Back

Die Cut Jake Locker 2011 Finest

What collectors now take for granted was revolutionary when this brand hit the shelves. 2011 Topps Finest football is distributed differently these days.

2011 Panini Threads Box Break

2011 Panini Threads box

Panini Threads goes horizontal for its 2011 football issue. We get a look at what the hobby boxes offer while opening the less expensive blaster.

2010-11 The Cup: Collectors Willing to Roll Dice

Subban auto

Upper Deck’s super premium hockey cards are generating plenty of sales with six-card boxes pushing past $450 each.

2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball Box Review

2011 Bowman Platinum box

Rich Klein fishes for prospect autos in his box of 2011 Bowman Platinum.

2011 Bowman Chrome Preview and Checklist

Bryce Harper Bowman Chrome autograph

When the season winds down, Bowman Chrome will crank up with a fresh group of prospects in the checklist.

2010-11 Donruss Basketball Review

Amar'e Stoudemire 2010 Donruss basketball

Panini offers a ride in the way back machine for one of its basketball card sets. What, no Don Mattingly rookie?

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Details

Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Auto Josh Hamilton

Topps spills the beans on its latest retro baseball set.

2010 Topps Chrome Football Review

2010 Topps Chrome football Tim Tebow

Topps Chrome football has one less auto than its baseball counterpart, but more hits.

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Review

Allen & Ginter

Allen & Ginter appeals to those who like a little something other than baseball in their card packs.

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Details

Topps Allen and Ginter

Topps has gathered bones, swatches, autographs and even some cardboard for its next edition of Allen & Ginter.