Klein’s Korner: New Money Better than Old Money? – Veteran hobbyist Rich Klein discusses new money entering the market and why it’s a good thing.
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2020 Winter National, why not? – Veteran hobbyist Rich Klein ponders the idea of a ‘better late than never’ National, amidst COVID pandemic crisis.
Klein’s Korner: Good hobby publicity is exactly that – New SI.com article puts spotlight on breaker culture and reinforces positive outlook of the hobby.
Klein’s Korner: Panini Gets It Right – The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing a guest bit on the Hobby Hotline Show which runs Saturday mornings. The show was inspired by the old Cardboard Connection Radio show which many listeners called into. Recently, discussed on the show was the topic of Panini’s policy change […]
Klein’s Korner: Counting Our Blessings During Crisis – My user name for almost everything is Sabrgeek. SABR stands for Society of American Baseball Research and joining nearly 35 years ago was a natural extension of my fascination with all things baseball. One of the favorite people I’ve met while a member of SABR is Father […]
Klein’s Korner: How Will Corona Virus Impact The Hobby? – Do you remember where you were on August 12, 1994. I sure do. Why? Well because I was headed to upstate New York for a three-day show trip, followed by a few days with my father and then attending the East Coast National. And do […]
Klein’s Korner: Junk Wax 2.0? Nah! – First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their feedback and general support of the “Winter is Coming” article. One of the reasons Jason Masherah of Upper Deck started the conference with the statement was some of the similarities to the 1990’s boom and then correction. […]
Klein’s Korner: Winter Is Coming: The story, perhaps apocryphal goes, John D. Rockefeller sold his stocks just before the 1929 crash which precipitated the Great Depression. Someone asked him how he knew and his answer was, when the shoe shine boy gives me stock tips, then too many people are experts know and it’s time […]
Klein’s Korner: Rich’s Day at the Topps Million Card Rip Party – There is no other way to open but to say, the Topps Million Card Rip Party was a success. Although there were a few minor issues with the event, the breakers got their cards, opened the packs and the cards will be on […]
Klein’s Korner: Remembering A Legend Gone Too Early – With the recent tragic news about Kobe Bryant, his eldest daughter and the nine other people on the ill-fated helicopter last Sunday, a new lead to the July column *which will run in full after the lead* is in order. Recently, there was a post on […]