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Ramblings: Remembering Mike Berkus

Rich Klein recalls the man who was able to reach across all segments of the hobby while running the hobby’s largest show.

Ramblings: Moon Shots and Nickname Confusion

A couple of autograph guests help send a show venue out with a bang and a table conversation leads Rich to ponder Topps’ use of player nicknames.

Ramblings: Putting the Hobby in the Holidays

Whether you’re a collector, shop owner or show promoter, Rich Klein shares some ideas for putting some fun into the holiday season.

Ramblings: Recalling the Show Vibe of 25 Years Ago

Rich Klein recalls the difference in dealers and sports card shows as they were back in 1990.

Ramblings: Garfield Show Still a Hobby Favorite

Rich Klein says it’s camaraderie that keeps one of his favorite old shows humming every two weeks.

Ramblings: Show Promotion Always a Learning Experience

Rich Klein says dealing with cancellations and leveraging the promotional capabilities of larger entities are just part of the job of promoting card shows.

Ramblings: Collecting Athletes as Entertainers

Sometimes your sports cards feature players who also enjoyed acting, singing and even playing the organ.

Ramblings: Bulk Selling Follow-Up

Moving big collections or accumulations of cards can be tricky.

Ramblings: Pondering Methods for Selling in Bulk

What’s the best way to move a mountain of monster boxes, sorted by player? Rich Klein ponders some options and asks for your ideas.

Ramblings: Remembering The Fridge 30 Years Later

He was the toast of the NFL–and popular culture 30 years ago–but if you wanted a football card of Refrigerator Perry, you had to live in Chicago.

2016 Pre-Integration HOF Candidates and Their Cards

Rich Klein looks at baseball cards for the pre-integration committee’s 2016 candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ramblings: Post-Season Moments That Begged for Baseball Cards

As a new post-season opens, Rich Klein is thinking of some old ones and the cards that could have been.

Ramblings: Why Not Farewell Moments on Cards?

As the 2015 regular season came to a close, Rich Klein was hoping some of the outgoing players’ final moments could be captured on cardboard.

Ramblings: Youth and Local Boys Who Made Good

Cardboard memories send Rich back to his youth and to the pre-internet days when dealers were the link to the hometown heroes who went on to the big leagues.

Ramblings: No Such Thing as a Sure Thing

A box break leads Rich Klein to recall a few moments and players that prove what we think is going to happen…sometimes doesn’t.

Ramblings: Sea Change in Cards Paralleled Political Shift

Recent political news has Rich recalling the fall of 1980, just months before the world of baseball cards was officially turned upside down.

Ramblings: Player Collectors Still Passionate

The game has changed but the concept is the same for collectors whose focus is narrow.

Ramblings: Remembering Cards of 1960s Two-Sport Stars

Rich Klein recalls a few of his favorite two-sport athletes from the 1960s and their cards.

Rich’s Ramblings: Running Ragged

Call it a Card Show Triathlon. Rich Klein says being involved in three shows over eight days gave him a greater appreciation of the value of a good promoter.

Ramblings: Recalling Look-Alikes and Cardboard Rumors

Rich Klein recalls the days when speculation around a player’s identity fueled rampant rumors and price increases.