Our Founder Ken Goldin has been actively involved in collectibles since he was 11 years old in the 1970s, and placed his first advertisement at the age of 12. At that young age he developed an appreciation and keen eye for sports memorabilia and other collectibles and was a contributing price guide analyst for several publications in his teens. In the field of sports collectibles Ken has been credited for bringing the very best material to the masses by marketing on television and other media for over 20 years. In his career, Ken has sold over $600 million in the field of sports cards and memorabilia combined, a figure we believe to be by far the highest in the auction industry. Ken has signed to autograph agreement virtually every key figure in sports over the past 50 years including Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemiuex, Dale Earnhardt, Cal Ripken Jr, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr, Alex Rodriguez, Nolan Ryan, just to name a few! In March 2005 Ken was named one of the 20 most influential people in the sports collectibles industry at the industry’s annual trade conference. Ken was an editor and price guide contributor on the industry’s first autograph handbook, The Sports Collectors Digest guide to autograph collecting. Ken was behind one of the most famous “finds” of the hobby, the famous warehouse find of over 50 cases of unopened 1951 Topps Baseball card blue backs and red backs. He has also sold three of the famous “Holy Grail” T206 Honus Wagner Baseball cards (including the only known uncut strip), Ken’s extensive knowledge, history, and contacts outside of the hobby will enable us to bring tens of thousands of unique items to auction in the future.
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