Rich’s Ramblings: Putting Things into Perspective

Rich Klein with some thoughts on hobby friendships.

Mickey Mantle and eBay Still Perfect Marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Wagner Card, Turkey Red Set Top REA Auction

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

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 […]