hobby history

A Fixture Since ’80, Ephrata Lions Club Show Returns

One of the hobby’s longest running shows also includes an auction and Hall of Fame autograph guest.

Ramblings: Card Sharks and the 2 Decades Since

Massive change in the hobby in the late 20th century has given way to even more but that’s just part of the evolution says Rich Klein.

Iowa Paper Tackles Industry Changes

The hobby has gone through some massive changes over the last 25 years. So what’s next?

Ramblings: Remembering The Hobby in 1991

Rich Klein remembers Mike Remlinger’s girlfriend, 1991 Bowman, Topps’ information void and…O.J. Simpson.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Digitizing Burdick Collection

The collection of the man who literally wrote the book on baseball cards–or at least catalogued them–may be coming to a computer near you.

Tipping Points in the Trading Card Industry

Rich Klein examines some of the modern trading card industry’s watershed moments.

Mishap Has Rich’s Ramblings in Mending, Thinking Mode

It’s been an interesting week for Rich Klein, whose physical ramblings earned him some black and blue marks and a little perspective on what we should make the focus of our ‘collection’.

Rare King Kelly Program Passes $100,000

The only known surviving program from a Boston Elks dinner honoring Mike “King” Kelly is attracting some national attention as bidding heads for the finish line, already into six figures.

Rich Klein’s Ramblings: The Greatest Day in Hobby History?

Rich Klein’s memories of the 1983 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago when sales were beyond brisk.