Klein’s Korner: Card Show Check-In – Recently, I set up at my first show in nearly nine months with my normal card show stock at Kyle Robertson’s October Show in Fort Worth, Texas. When I first moved to Texas back in the day, I was always a bit freaked to see a “Welcome to Fort Worth” sign on the way to Arlington; but after that quick lesson on Dallas-Fort Worth area geography you all would probably rather hear how the show was.
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Klein’s Korner: The Road Not Taken – As it seems the sports collecting world has nothing left to do but have nothing but dollar signs and pure investment, there are other paths one can take.
Klein’s Korner: Thank you for complaining! – You know the old line about, “if I had a quarter for all the times I heard ‘my mother threw my cards away,’ I’d be a millionaire“? Well, If I had a dollar for all the times back in the 1990’s that I heard “Beckett sucks” or “Beckett […]
Klein’s Korner: Silver linings are available – just look for them!- To say 2020 has delivered gut punches to many of us in the hobby on personal levels may be an understatement. Some people sadly have to handle more than they should. One of them is Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin, whose brother is battling amyotrophic […]
Klein’s Korner: Patiently waiting for the NSCC to return – For, oh, nearly the past 40 years this is my favorite week of the year. No, it’s not Chanukah where if you follow some of the traditions, the presents are supposed to be better for eight consecutive nights. Can you imagine getting better stuff each […]
Klein’s Korner – I’m so excited, I can’t wait – by Rich Klein – Recently, I had the pleasure of having a colonoscopy. Well, you do sleep during the procedure so the actual event is not so bad; but the prep is so much fun, said no one ever. The best part of recovery day […]
Klein’s Korner: A New Height for the Hobby – Sometimes when I write, I have a theme in mind, sometimes when I pen these columns it comes as I go and sometimes I end up going totally differently from where I started. This column is one of those where I have an idea and think I […]
Klein’s Korner: Return of Card Shows Signify Return to New Normal
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.
2020 Winter National, why not? – Veteran hobbyist Rich Klein ponders the idea of a ‘better late than never’ National, amidst COVID pandemic crisis.