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Rich Klein

21 Podcast Episodes

Latest 2 May 2021 | Updated Daily

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454 - My Pro Bono Consulting with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich basically interviews me on what I like to do when I am not collecting or handling sports cards.  Helping solve the problems of others is easier than solving your own!

14mins

16 Apr 2021

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451 - Magic Years vs. Dynasties, with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich and I discuss the relative merits of magical years vs. dynasties vs. superstar-dominated eras across all the major sports.

14mins

13 Apr 2021

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447 - The Greatest National, with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

I make a case for the Anaheim National of 1991, the largest attendance and the first to really feature corporate promos.  Rich, on the other hand, has a sentimental favorite.  Finally, we both hope the next one is the greatest! 

14mins

7 Apr 2021

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439 - Allure of Dollar Boxes, Part 2, with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich and I continue our discussion, as it seems there was more to the story than what we could fit in our standard episode size.  Your ideas for episodes?  Try doctorjamesbeckett@gmail.com and thanks!

14mins

26 Mar 2021

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438 - Allure of Dollar Boxes, Part 1, with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich and I discuss why we find it enjoyable to work our way through big boxes of random cards at a show knowing all are being offered at the same price - we find we are looking for different "bargains" mostly non-overlapping.

14mins

25 Mar 2021

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403 - 1960-61 Fleer Baseball All-Time Greats with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich and I discuss the 1960 and 1961 Fleer sets that featured baseball hall of famers and other old-timers.  I remember buying them in packs back in the day.

14mins

4 Feb 2021

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395 - Tributes: Mike Gallela and Ernie Montella with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Rich and I reminisce about our old friends, whom we regularly saw at the popular Philadelphia shows over many decades.

13mins

25 Jan 2021

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381 - Tribute: Phil Niekro with Rich Klein

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Great Baseball Hall of Fame knuckle-balling pitcher Phil Niekro has passed away from cancer at 81 - his cards and memorabilia have always been very reasonable compared to his excellence.

14mins

5 Jan 2021

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Ep.97 w/Rich Klein

Sports Card Nation

He's an encyclopedia of hobby knowledge but on his 2nd appearance on the show, we learn a little more about Rich Klein the person & how it all started. PSA is doubling its size & there's a new vintage price champion. We announce the $50 1 of 1 Card Shop Break Credit winner--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sportscardnation/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sportscardnation/support

1hr 27mins

9 Oct 2020

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Live Show #40 - With Rich Klein, Hobby Veteran

Sports Cards Live

I sit down with Rich Klein a hobby veteran of of over 40 years who worked at Beckett for 20 years, written blogs for GTS and Sports Collectors Daily, currently works  at COMC and has been going to National since the 80's so he has seen it all. This will be an insightful discussion about the state of the hobby today and how its evolved over the decades, why everyone is so far behind in terms of grading and shipping and the difference between collectors then and now, working at Beckett, working at COMC, hosting card shows and then some. Viewer comments and questions will be in play so please join us.  Wednesday August 26 @ 10:00pm ET, 7:00pm PT--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sportscardslive/support

2hr 1min

25 Sep 2020

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