Huggins and Scott Auctions is a constantly growing company. Should you have an interest in joining our staff, we are always looking for part-time field representatives in new areas. Call our head of Field Representatives, Steve Dickler at 215-530-4365; it's a no lose situation for you, as well as a chance to make some serious money. Now, here are your Teammates:
Silver Spring Office Personnel:
L to R: Matt Flores; Paul Stewart; Ryan Raymond; James Feagin; Mark Raines; Ricky Huggins; Steve Chiaravallotti; Kris Fraley; Bill Huggins
Bill Huggins: The President
of the company and a major figure at the last 25+ Nationals as well as most
major trade shows in the country for the past 30+ years, Bill has seen and
played an up-front part in taking this hobby from a collecting fad to a
multimillion dollar industry. From spectacular finds (the first T206 Doyle
variation ever sold) to widely accepted revolutionary auction techniques
(the 30 minute rule) Bill is always looking for ways to better the business
that has been his life. While his schedule is extremely demanding, his
insistence that customer satisfaction comes first is always the utmost of
his priorities. You will often find when calling our main office that he
will answer the phone himself. Bill’s interests include collecting
fine wines (a passion he acquired from his mentor Uncle Dick), game-used
bats and the endless pursuit of the ultimate Hogan’s Heroes set.
Josh Wulkan: It’s
tough to describe all of Josh’s duties at Huggins and Scott. He
really has a hand in every aspect of the business, and these catalogs and
our internet site would not be anywhere close to what they are without him.
He is our west coast consignments and acquisitions representative as well
as our advertising manager, Vice President and part-owner. Josh
entered the hobby at the ripe old age of 13, and now some 25 years later
he brings a work ethic and attention for details that are second to none.
While his youthful appearance may deceive you at first, he has game that
will impress you. He is also our defending Fantasy Football Champion.
Steve Dickler: Our leader
every auction in consignments, Steve is constantly traveling the Philly and
South New Jersey area to secure many major collections for our auctions. A
tireless professional, Steve brings an unequaled knowledge of the right way
to do business and the ability to handle and adapt to vastly different
collections he sees on a daily basis. We are truly honored to have him
representing our company. Steve’s hobby interests focus mainly on
older and tough to find unopened boxes. If you are ever looking for a tough
- or just popular at the time - case, box or pack, a call to Steve might
just surprise you.
Matt Flores: Matt has changed duties once again, now the acting photographer for us. While some people have speed and others
accuracy, when you find the two combined you get a true winner. That's
Matt. From his photography and scanning to an occasional show appearance, Matt never stops. Matt’s
collecting interests focus on players from all sports who attended his alma
mater, the University of Maryland.
Kris Fraley: Kris is our
shipping Manager. He is responsible for quick and efficient packing
and shipping of all auction items. His attention to detail and the careful handling of the valuable merchandise is essential to our growth.
James Feagin: James came to
us from the 9-5 daily grind work force with a desire to pursue his true
calling in life of writing and researching vintage cards and memorabilia.
“Where have you been James” is all I can say. His write-ups
clearly reflect the passion he possesses for this hobby and his knowledge
of the game is astonishing. A true asset to our team. James’
collecting interests are in the old, odd and unusual.
Mark Raines: What an acquisition! Like hitting the lottery in the free-agent market, Mark joins our writing staff with a knowledge base and writing style that is immeasurable. He specializes in game-used material and memorabilia, but will be asked to employ his writing to virtually any lot in the auction (and we know he will succeed). Hailing from "Charm City," Mark literally wears his love for the Orioles and Ravens virtually every day.
Ryan Raymond: Ryan has been dropped into a "Jack of all Trades" roll with us and he has embraced it. From Slippery Rock University, he's a Phillies and Eagles fan, but we're slowly converting him. You can see Ryan at a number of shows or in the office. He has learned this industry in a very short period of time and is a tremendous asset.
Ricky Huggins: Ricky has literally grown up in a ‘House of Cards’. With his father owning the same named business for his entire life he has heard terms like wax box, factory set and mint corners since he could remember. Now a full-time employee who handles the store front and any other jobs asked of him, Ricky has become an invaluable asset to our team.
Dick DeCourcy: What can we say about
“Uncle Dick, The Legend” While building Georgia Music and
Sports from a basement business to one of the largest mass distributors
this industry has ever seen, Dick has seen and done it all. Now that he is
semi-retired, we are honored to have him on our staff as our North
Carolina/Georgia/South Carolina representative. You will NEVER meet
a finer gentleman, who respects this hobby and exudes class from dawn till
wine time! Visit Uncle Dick's Website
Richard Wiercinski: A savvy show veteran
dealer for many years, Richard’s passion is vintage cards. He joined
our staff in 2005 and has provided many quality items in this catalog.
Richard represents the NJ/NY City area for us and is highly qualified to handle
Ron Vitro: From Aaron
autographs to Zelmo Beatty's jersey, Ron has seen and handled it all. If
you have vintage sports cards or memorabilia to consign, Ron will be the one to work with. A true professional in every sense of the word and we are honored to have him working with us.
Kevin Endo: Originally from
the Washington, DC area, Kevin is now retired from the Navy and covers the
southwestern part of Florida. A real go-getter, Kevin will amaze you
with his knowledge and enthusiasm about many aspects of this hobby. His
honesty and integrity go along way toward securing many valuable
collections for our auction.
Ed Como: Excited and
thankful to be back in the hobby after a 20+ year absence, Ed now handles the
Richmond, VA area with the hopes of securing exciting collections from one of the
true “vintage” areas of our country. Ed prides himself in making sure that
the potential consignor is completely comfortable with the entire auction
process from start to finish. If you’re interested in consigning that Babe
Ruth ball that’s been sitting on the mantle or that “hidden treasure”, Ed will be the one to work with. He has patrolled the MA/CT area for the past 10 years for us, but is starting a new chapter with his family in Virginia.
Steve Phillips: Air traffic
controller by day and consignments and acquisitions director in the Dallas,
Texas area by night. Steve has already turned over several terrific consignments
in the Lone Star State and is always looking for more.
J.D. Heckathorn: We are
extremely thrilled to have added this well-respected hobby veteran to our
staff. J.D. hails from the great state of Indiana and brings a wealth of
knowledge and expertise on vintage cards and memorabilia. Don’t let his
“boyish” looks fool you, J.D. can handle everything from 1880-2011 with the
class and style that will impress you. He is still active on the major
Midwest show circuit; should you be in that area and have items to discuss
for consignment, J.D. will be your working rep.
Jay Strecker: With our local area
business growing daily, we were in need of a Baltimore area representative.
Enter Jay Strecker. A long time Baltimore native, Jay is a tireless worker
who travels every day to look at collections. Well schooled in cards and
especially memorabilia, there is not much Jay has not seen. If you have a
collection of any size in the Balmr’ area, Jay will be the one meeting you.
Michael Golsteyn: Yet
another expansion to the Midwest region of the country, Michael hails from
the western part of Michigan, but covers the entire state. His knowledge base includes vintage cards and memorabilia and he is always willing to help you turn your collection into cash. If you are anywhere close to him, you won't be disappointed with his friendly customer service and knowledge of the hobby.
Jay Dyer: Yet another expansion to the
southeastern region of the country, Jay hails from the northern part of
Florida. His knowledge base includes early vintage cards and memorabilia
and he is always willing to help you turn your collection into cash. If you
are in the southern Georgia or north or central Florida area, Jay will be your field representative.
Kent Feddeman: A tremendous
Washington area transplant to the southeastern part of Florida. Kent's
knowledge of the Washington Senators and vintage memorabilia is virtually
unmatched in the industry. He is always willing to help you turn your
entire collection into cash. If you are anywhere close to him, you won't be
disappointed with his friendly customer service and knowledge of the
Craig Crampton: Yet another expansion in
the Washington, DC/metro area, Craig lives in the northern Virginia area
and is more than capable of handling your entire collection. His knowledge
base includes vintage cards and memorabilia. If you are anywhere close to
him, he will work with you.
Steve Buckholtz: One of the true "gems" of the hobby, Steve Buckholtz patrols the upper part of New York, plus attends virtually every major show around the country. He will be happy to help you turn your entire collection into that green paper that you can use to buy things. No collection is too big, too small or too off-condition for "Buck".
Chris Buckler: A hobby
veteran who specializes in just about anything and everything. Chris joins
our staff as our Louisville, KY representative, looking to add tobacco,
derby and a variety of other vintage related items from the Bluegrass
State. If you are in that area and have vintage items, contact Chris; he is
as knowledgeable as anyone in the industry.
Tim Fassler: Tim joins our
list of field representatives to patrol the mid-west. He was a consignment
representative for Teletrade from 1995-2000 and his extensive knowledge of
vintage sports and non-sports cards will be a huge benefit to us. He will
be happy to help turn any vintage collection in the St. Louis area into
Jason Chartrand: Jason
secures our north-of-the-border consignments and acquisitions. His
knowledge of high-grade vintage cards is among the best in the industry. He
attends nearly all major trade shows (and bars) across both countries and
is a valuable addition to our field rep staff. If you are in Canada, and
anywhere near Montreal, Jason will be happy to work with you. "Another Bucket" please.
Mike Nelson: Mike joins our company as a recently retired, vintage card-enthusiast from the Rocky Mountain region of our country. Should you have quality collectibles that you would like to consign and Mike is your closest representative, you will be in good hands.
John Carpentier: John is new to our team, but not to sports card and memorabilia collecting. He has 30 years of experience including 16 years owning a sports memorabilia store. He has authored price guides, editorials and hosted radio and television shows about the sports card hobby. His knowledge of the industry, especially in the upper midwest is second to none. If you are in Wisconsin or Michigan's upper peninsula, John will be the one to work with.
Scott Miller: Scott joins us from the Tucson, AZ area, where he is hoping to help you turn your vintage cards and collectibles into needed cash. Scott will work with you to make you feel comfortable consigning your collectibles to our auction company.
Bob Brill: Bob joins our staff after closing his sports card shop in southern California. His knowledge and professionalism impressed us and we're sure it will you, as well. If you're in SOCAL and are looking to turn your collection into cash, Bob will be your representative.
Bob Hallman: Bob handles consignments from the Twin Cities of Minnesota. A hobby veteran who has a well-rounded knowledge of cards and memorabilia. If you are looking to turn your collection into spendable money, Bob will explain how easy we make it.
Doug Williams: Doug is a baseball author, writer and historian who has been collecting vintage memorabilia and autographs for more than 30 years. In addition to sports collectibles, he has strong interests in the fields of entertainment, music, historical, political pieces and military memorabilia. He lives in Virginia's Tidewater area (Gloucester Co., VA) and is ready to visit collectors throughout the mid-Atlantic area.