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Ramblings: Rich Klein Ready to Continue Ripken-Like NSCC Streak

Richs Ramblings

It’s the one show you’ve got to get to–at least once. Rich Klein ought to know. He’s been to 30 of them.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Box Break

2012 Topps Allen and Ginter box

Rich Klein has some thoughts as he does his 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter box break. He also finds something unexpected–and we don’t mean the video of Kate Upton that’s also located conveniently inside this review.

Rich’s Ramblings: Now Catching… Dr. Jim Beckett

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein talks 1982 card shows, is made to feel really old after his wife calls the cops on him …and recalls an NSCC softball game in which Beckett’s founder was the all-time catcher.

2011 Topps Precision Football Box Break

2011 Topps Precision hobby box

The manufacturer makes sure no one goes away without an autograph in 2011 Topps Precision football.

2012 Topps Baseball Series One Box Break

Topps Baseball 2012 box

It’s a couple of weeks after the launch of 2012 Topps Series One. Rich Klein breaks open a box now that things have settled a bit.

Ramblings: Will 1099 Forms from Paypal Lead to Card Show Comeback?

1099

Anyone who sells a sizable volume of cards or memorabilia on eBay is getting a 1099 form from the government through Paypal.

Rich’s Ramblings: Putting Things into Perspective

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein with some thoughts on hobby friendships.

Ramblings: Remembering The Hobby in 1991

Richs Ramblings

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

2011 Bowman Sterling Box Break

Paul Goldschmidt 2011 Bowman Sterling

Somewhere down the line, these pricey boxes could yield some valuable rookie cards…but which ones? Rich Klein digs in.

Ramblings: More Women, Mailbag, Fun With Topps Million

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein follows up on Ramblings past and is really addicted to online trading via Topps’ Million Card Giveaway promotions.

Topps American Pie Review

Topps  American Pie

Collectors seem to like 2011 Topps American Pie–at least those who knew better than to expect a fair number of sports cards inside those wrappers.

Tipping Points in the Trading Card Industry

Richs Ramblings

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

2011 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Box Break

2011 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects box

Topps offers its annual eye on the future with Draft Picks and Prospects baseball. Boxbuster Rich Klein digs in.

2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth Box Break

2011 UFC Moment of Truth

Rich Klein enters the octagon with the newest UFC product from Topps.

Mishap Has Rich’s Ramblings in Mending, Thinking Mode

Richs Ramblings

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’.

Rich’s Ramblings: Women in the Hobby

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein has some thoughts on pioneering women in the sports card and memorabilia profession–from show promoters to dealers and beyond.

Rich’s Ramblings: Good, Bad and Ugly of Card Shops

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein’s visit to Barnes & Noble jogged the memory banks about card shops past and present.

2011 Topps Chrome Football Box Break

2011 Topps Chrome football box

A strong rookie class and a popular brand are spelling sales for dealers. What’s inside our buster’s box?

Rich’s Ramblings: Remembering Lud Denny and Pro Set

Richs Ramblings

Rich Klein remembers the meteoric rise and disappearance of Pro Set trading cards.