Rich’s Ramblings: Putting Things into Perspective

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein with some thoughts on hobby friendships.

Mickey Mantle and eBay Still Perfect Marriage

Mickey Mantle 1954 Dan Dee

More than 43 years after his last game, Mickey Mantle is still a smoking hot search on eBay. We’ve got the latest, most interesting sales figures and some info on the best time to buy…and sell.

2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball Preview

Elite Extra Donruss Baseball

Panini’s first MLBPA trading card license will come to fruition with 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, a product heavy on youngsters.

Topps Opening Day Baseball: The Richard Nixon of Baseball Card Sets

Neftali Feliz 2012 Topps Opening Day

Topps has achieved peace with honor with its often ignored Opening Day baseball product, set to return in 2012.

Crazy for Cricket Cards: Topps Scores Huge in India

Cricket Attax

Kids swapping cards all day. Memorizing stats. Playing games with them.

America in the 1950s? Nope. India in 2011.

Unopened Baseball Cards: True Test of Willpower, Patience

Unopened pack 1954 Topps baseball

The iconic pack is still the foundation of collecting. To open or not open…that is the question.

1986 Fleer and Donruss: 25 Years After the Buzz

1986 Donruss box

They were once young, powerful and fast. A continent couldn’t get enough of the game they made look so easy. Collectors bought them, tracked their prices every month and stuck them away for safekeeping. Whether you see the sensations of ’86 as nostalgic or tragic, their fall has been epic.

2011 Topps Baseball Series One Box Break

2011 Topps baseball packs

Our box buster gets to work on the first baseball product of the new season.

If Football Is Top Spectator Sport; Why Are Baseball Cards Still King?

2010 Panini Peyton Manning

The NFL may capture our interest more, but baseball is still king of the collecting market.

Wagner Card, Turkey Red Set Top REA Auction

T206 Wagner

All but four of the 1720 available lots were snapped up by bidders as Robert Edward Auctions’ annual event came to a close with over $10 million in bids.

Five Post-1990 Baseball Card Sets Worth Having

2001 Bowman Heritage Albert Pujols

For many serious baseball card collectors, the mid-1980s marked the beginning of the end for worthwhile collecting. With interest in the hobby increasing, card companies began churning out sets in never before seen quantities, flooding the market with cards that today are barely worth the paper they’re printed on. Yet there are still a few […]