SportsCardLink Auctions is aggressively seeking quality graded card and vintage memorabilia consignments for our first Featured Auction of 2012, which will commence in March. Early consignors will receive the best consignment rates and the most advertising exposure! SportsCardLink consignors realize many selling benefits, among them the lowest total commission rate and most aggressive cash advances in the industry, as well as the ability to pay for current auction wins with consignments to a future auction. To inquire about participating in this auction as a seller, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org your prospective auction list, or call 617-517-0072 to speak with Chris Porter (ext 104), Douglas Gillock (ext 102), Josh Nathanson (ext 101) or other members of the SportsCardLink Team.
*LOW commission structure which allows you to RETAIN THE HIGHEST NET PRICES IN THE INDUSTRY!
*Very Aggressive Advertising ensuring high visibilty for your valuable items
*The highest level of service, honesty and integrity
*Generous Cash Advances Available for any consignment
*Buyers can pay with Credit Cards, which allows for most bidders to make that EXTRA bid!
*We want to do business with you. We are able to get you market or better prices at a lower cost to you: Give us a ring, and see why consigning with SportsCardlink is a no-brainer!
SPORTSCARDLINK is looking for quality material now for our Summer 2011 Featured Auction. CALL or EMAIL US RIGHT NOW to see what we can do for you!
To receive an auction deal that can’t be beat, please contact Chris Porter, Consignment Director, at (617) 517-0072 (x104) or email@example.com
SportsCardLink also offers a full-service Sports Card Exchange and brokerage service for vintage, investment quality sports cards. New cards are added daily by registered sellers and sellers may apply to be a registered seller at any time via the web site.
Josh Nathanson, President
SportsCardLink President Josh Nathanson formed SportsCardLink in 2005 and launched the Sports Card Exchange in 2007. In 2011, he will be spearheading SportsCardLink’s foray into the auction segment of the sports and memorabilia market, starting with the January 2011 Featured Auction and highlights such as direct consignments from retired NY Yankee Ralph Terry and NY Met Ed Kranepool, items once owned by Mickey Mantle, and many other card and memorabilia items from the turn of the century to the present day. Nathanson’s educational background includes a bachelors degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University in 1995 (soon after which he worked on Wall Street for a trading subsidiary of Barclays bank and then decided to pursue his passion for collectibles full-time) and an MBA in Marketing in 1999 from Long Island University at CW Post, where he received the Dean’s Award for graduating first in the University’s MBA class of 1999.
Chris Porter, Consignment Director
Chris Porter, Consignment Director of SportsCardLink, bought his first pack of baseball cards in 1972 as a 5-year old in Lansing, Michigan. Chris has bought, sold or been involved in the auctioning of virtually every important card in the hobby, including four T206 Wagners, several T206 Planks, several 1933 Goudey Lajoies, and so much more. Chris has been involved in his share of private placement sales as well. In 2002, for example, Chris sold one of only 3 copies of the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that PSA has graded PSA 10 Gem Mint for the then astronomical price of $275,000. In 2008, as a representative of Mastro Auctions, Chris purchased a complete 1952 Topps set graded almost entirely PSA 8 and sold most of the cards for record prices.
Chris has enjoyed working with collectors and dealers all across North America, helping them to buy or sell single cards or complete collections. His constant evaluation of the card market and innate knowledge of market value as well as intrinsic value has allowed him to creatively structure deals for the mutual satisfaction of all parties. His goal at SportsCardLink is for everyone involved to feel satisfied with every transaction that we consummate.
Douglas Gillock, Sales and Auction Coordinator
Sales and Auction Coordinator, Douglas Gillock, comes to the hobby with both a historical and aesthetic perspective. Having received a BA in Fine Art and Art History from Bennington College, Douglas has shown his paintings and drawings throughout the United States and has written articles for major collectibles publications. Douglas has been involved with multiple collectibles fields since his youth and has worked with SportsCardLink coordinating consignments since 2007. He is especially interested in turn-of-the-century boxing memorabilia and vintage sports photography.