SportsCardLink Auctions is currently accepting consignments! With auctions now successfully completed in January and May of 2011 we are looking forward to continuing to serve collectors with the announcement of our Summer 2011 auction. The auction will be chock full of interesting and desirable sportscards and memorabilia that should be ideal for collections of all shapes and sizes! Bidding will begin on Wednesday, August 17th and will continue for approximately two weeks. We are aggressively seeking consignments to pair with the highlights already posted within the growing Auction Preview. To inquire about selling within this auction, call Chris Porter, Josh Nathanson or Douglas Gillock at 718-246-0400.
Already we have had consigned a spectacular, Hall of Fame and rarity laden run of W600 Sporting Life Cabinet cards, including a breathtaking Christy Mathewson Street Clothes version and early cards of Jake Beckley, Bobby Wallace, Hughie Jennings and other HOF’ers, an E95 Philadelphia Caramel Honus Wagner in SGC 80 (6), a tightly graded 1916 M101-4 PSA 6 Joe Jackson, a beautiful 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams rookie card in PSA 8, high grade 1915 Cracker Jack cards of Walter Johnson, Eddie Collins and Connie Mack, several high grade 1950’s and ‘60’s Mickey Mantle cards, quality mid to high grade collections of Allen & Ginter and T206 Hall of Famers, and so much more!
Though we have so many great cards already in the auction, we want to make it even bigger and better! Would you like to sell some of YOUR cards alongside these others? If so, please check out this list of just some of the great reasons why you should sell in the SportsCardLink auction:
*LOW commission structure which allows you to RETAIN THE HIGHEST NET PRICES IN THE INDUSTRY!
*A track record of Strong Realized Prices realized within our prior auctions
*Very Aggressive Advertising ensuring high visibilty for your valuable items
*The highest level of service, honesty and integrity
*Experienced, Veteran Industry Professionals leading the way
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 is a lifetime sports card and comic book collector, and has transacted in tens of millions of dollars worth of vintage collectibles. Nathanson is also founder and CEO of ComicLink, which was formed in 1996 and has been bringing together buyers and sellers of vintage comic books and original comic art ever since. Nathanson was selected for Gemstone Publishing’s Diamond Dialogue and Scoop “Star Collector” interview in 2005, a privilege shared by the most honored collecting aficionados. Nathanson and ComicLink enjoy a reputation within the vintage comic book and comic art hobby for honesty, integrity and intention to always strive to meet the goals of both collectors and dealers utilizing ComicLink’s combination of services. Merging his lifelong interest in sports cards with the business model developed for the vintage comic book industry, 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. Right from that first pack, which included the most beautiful baseball card ever made (1972 Topps #150 Norm Cash), he was hooked. Chris graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with an Accounting degree but his passion has always been for sports cards. His experiences in the hobby have been broad and varied. Chris was the chief sports card acquirer for Superior Sports Auctions (and company President from 2002 – 2004), as well as Lelands (2004 – 2006). He went on to work for Mastro Auctions from 2006 – 2009. 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.