Huggins and Scott Auctions is a constantly growing company. Since our last auction (February 2009), where we grossed over $1.5 Million, we have more staff as well as field representatives in five additional locations. Should you have an interest in joining our staff, we are always looking for part-time field representatives in new areas. Call our main office toll free 1-866-462-2273 and ask for Bill Huggins; it's a no lose situation for you, as well as a chance to make some serious money. Now, here are your Teammates:
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 20+ 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.
John Scott Sr: From his
early days as the auctioneer at the legendary Willow Grove shows to his
amazing 2nd place finish at one of the earliest recorded card flipping
contests ever held at a sports card show (You Go Danny!), John has played a
immeasurable part in the growth of this hobby. His vast knowledge of
vintage sports and especially non-sports cards and memorabilia are an
invaluable resource to our company. His passion is original card artwork
and his collection of such items is unapproachable.
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 20+ 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.
John Scott Jr: Some of
John’s earliest childhood memories include baseball card shows. From the
Howard Johnson’s in Wheaton, Maryland to the George Washington Motor Lodge
in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, John was there. Now, as the attorney for
the company, John provides legal counsel on many subjects relating to the
auction business. It’s always a thrill when John comes out from behind his
desk and joins us at the National. John’s collecting interests continue to
be primarily historical memorabilia and non-sport cards.
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.
Kevin Heffner: With the
title of head writer Kevin has an immense task for each auction and handles
the job with the utmost of professionalism. Many of you who have consigned
items to us have probably had the pleasure of dealing with Kevin in his
endless quest for the perfect write-up. He often emails and converses with
our consignors to extract all possible information about the items he and
his staff are writing about. Kevin hails from the “cheesesteak”
capital of the world and his main collecting interests are “xx”
rated as in Jimmie.
Stefan Wisinski: After
joining our staff roughly 4 years ago, Stefan has established himself as
our “Jack of all Trades”. While still a babe in calendar years,
Stefan's “spongelike” approach to his day-to-day duties is
impressive. There is no task he is afraid to take on. Stefan comes from the
“Steel City” and takes pride in his love for the Stillers and Buccos.
Matt Flores: Matt joined our
writing team full time in May, and while some people have speed and others
accuracy, when you find the two combined you get a true winner. That's
Matt. From his writing and research duties to helping out with photographs
and 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: A new
member of our team, Kris joins Huggins and Scott as the head of our
shipping department. He will be responsible for quick and efficient packing
and shipping of all auction items. Thus far, he has impressed us all.
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.
Collin Corbin: Collin has quickly established himself as our photographing
and scanning guru. All those crystal clear photos in the catalog and on our
website can be attributed to Collin’s attention to detail and eye for
perfection. No matter how much is thrown at him at the end, he always finds a way to get it done (and get it done well).
Chuck Bortnick: What can we
say but “He’s Back”. After a 7 year stint in his brother’s car business,
Chuck has rejoined our staff as our local area rep and is also running the
day-to-day operations of House of Cards. His true love has always been this
hobby, ever since he was Bill’s original partner back in 1980. Chuck is our
road warrior for retrieving collections within a 500-or-so mile radius of
our home office. If you have a sizable collection that needs to be picked
up, you may just see Chuck’s smiling face at your door one day.
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. Should you be in that area
and wish to discuss your consignments, give him a call. 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
any collection. If you're in the North Jersey area, and would like to
discuss sale or consignment of your collection, call Richard; you'll love
working with him.
Ron Vitro: From Aaron
autographs to Zelmo Beatty's jersey, Ron has seen and handled it all. If
you are in the New York area and have vintage sports cards or memorabilia
to sell or consign, Ron is the man to call. A true professional in every
sense of the word, we are honored to have him working with us.
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 graduate of Slippery Rock
College in western Pennsylvania, Ricky has joined our in-house staff of a do-anything-and-everything part of the company.
Kevin Endo: Originally from
the Washington, DC area, Kevin is now retired from the Navy and covers the
Ohio, Kentucky and Erie, PA area. 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. If you are in his area and have consignments
to discuss, call Kevin 24/7. He never sleeps!
Ed Como: Excited and
thankful to be back in the hobby after a 20 year absence, Ed handles the
MA/CT 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”, give
Ed a call, you will not be disappointed.
Steve Phillips: Air traffic
controller by day and consignments and acquisitions director in Arlington,
Texas by night. Steve has already turned over several terrific consignments
in the Lone Star State and is always looking for more. Contact him with
what you have - he's great to work with.
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 1880-2007 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 either sale or consignment, give J.D. a call.
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, give Jay a call; he’s always
willing to travel.
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, you won't be
disappointed with his friendly customer service and knowledge of the
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, feel free to give him a call.
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
Kyle Cole: Kyle, a new
addition to our growing list of field representatives, handles the extreme
northern central part of the country for us. He will be looking for any and
all vintage cards and collections in Minnesota, North Dakota and South
Dakota. Should be in that area, and are looking to sell or consign your
collection, you will be in great hands with Kyle.
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, feel free to contact Jason and he can help you
consign your collection to us. "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, contact him today and see how he can help turn your collection into cash.
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, give John a call to see how he can help you turn your collection into CASH.
David Nielsen: David is recently retired and is anxious to help turn over vintage collections from the Phoenix, AZ area. He is ready to visit you and explain how Huggins and Scott Auctions can help turn your cards and collectibles into real money.
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. Contact Scott today if you are ready to see how easy it can be.
Bob Brill: Bob joins our staff after closing his sports card shop in southern California earlier this year. 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, contact Bob.
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, contact Bob - he will explain how easy we make it.
Rich DeCourcy: Staying in the DeCourcy family, we have added Rich DeCourcy and his wealth of knowledge to our field rep staff. Rich patrols the Kansas City, MO and surrounding areas. If you're in the "heartland" and have items to consign, contact Rich to turn it into green paper!
Rick "Gizmo" Giddings: Rick is one of the good ole boys. Rick started his company years ago under the hobby's known name Gizmo's Sportscards. He is a former autograph expert with GAI; a member of the National Board (NSCC), and well known for buying some of the nations greatest card collections. Most people call Rick, "GIZMO", and don't even know his name is Rick, from his popular ads in all the major publications. Ricks' love for the hobby and passion to get the bad guys out of our great hobby, make him special. Rick & Kim Giddings will celebrate their 25th year together along with three great kids, Ricky, Brittany and Savannah. He has a great sense of humor and love for the hobby and people, there is no match!