A trade, a chat, a visit to social media and a player's death conjure up all sorts of cardboard recollections.
A post-Christmas show report and a chat with a customer leads to a ramble down junk wax lane.
A recent political comment has Rich recalling another slogan that helped change the hobby for the better.
Helping another collector's unique quest puts packs in Rich's pocket--and he's always OK with that.
Decades have gone by but to collectors, the Big Red Machine remains the 1970s gold standard.
Rich recalls a hot night in 1995 when the Baseball All-Star Game came to town and what the hobby was like that summer.
Free agency and the arrival of a new Canadian big league team made it look quite a bit different than its Topps counterpart.
A lesson for card manufacturers and designers based, in part, on past history.
Rich Klein recalls the man who was able to reach across all segments of the hobby while running the hobby's largest show.
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.