Whether it’s the National, flying home from the National or doing a local show, Rich Klein always finds a chuckle or two.
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Rich Klein says his fundraising show was a success, thanks in large part to volunteers and donors.October 27, 2014 By
Dealers’ cold feet led to a retail only release for 1996-97 Topps Chrome Basketball, setting the stage for some angst between hobby shops and card makers.June 10, 2014 By
Rich Klein says old baseball cards with colorful nicknames are the best.January 19, 2014 By
Is spending hour upon hour sorting and organizing cards worth it in the end? If you’re a company that’s carved a niche for dealing with the volume end of things, the answer is yes.January 10, 2014 By
Rich Klein goes back to the 1970’s to look at some of the key rookie cards, some of whom didn’t start out that way.December 25, 2013 By
Rich Klein is Mr. Secret Santa, participating in various online holiday exchanges. He chronicles his adventure and explains why it’s just good, clean fun.December 3, 2013 By
The Games are coming and Topps 2014 Winter Olympic boxes are already on the market. What’s inside? A mix of current and former talent and some potentially nice autographs. Rich Klein ripped into a box.October 30, 2013 By
Rich Klein breaks a 2013 Update Series baseball box, as Topps continues a familiar formula.September 13, 2013 By
Rich Klein’s mailbag concerns a true collector’s frustration with the current state sports card sets.August 28, 2013 By
Rich Klein recalls the Aspen Hotel and ‘jackets required’, the Willow Grove disappointment and why a Naughty by Nature song had attendees laughing in the early 90’s.August 25, 2013 By
Readers respond with their own stories after Rich Klein recalls the 1990 story of a kid getting a Nolan Ryan rookie card for $12 instead of $1200.August 11, 2013 By
I was given a new file at work to process in the past few days. Normally, my front end work is pretty simple if the information was put in correctly but this specific file came in with rafts of errors. Seeing that file reminded me of one of the hobby’s subtlest but hottest grouping of […]January 14, 2013 By
It ain’t cheap, but 2012 Bowman Sterling football has been a hit with collectors after about three weeks on the market and what Rich Klein found in his box shows why.December 4, 2012 By
Rich Klein updates a buying and selling platform’s efforts to gain customers and a show promoter’s moves to build a base.November 28, 2012 By
Why do some invest in pitchers? Why were dirt cards redemptions? Why don’t people want to save money?
Rich ponders.November 25, 2012 By
Rich Klein opens up a box of one of the year’s hottest products: 2012 Topps Chrome Football.November 20, 2012 By
Rich Klein remembers the late Mike Gordon and catches up with some hobby friends including one who took a hit from Hurricane Sandy.October 30, 2012 By
Rich Klein’s local card shop is selling a lot of 2012 Bowman Chrome baseball, which keeps to a familiar format while packing a little bonus.October 14, 2012 By
Rich Klein tears open a box of what’s become a popular product since its mid-September release: 2012 Topps Platinum.