Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Our Weekly Internet Coin Auctions and World and Ancient Coin Auctions are closing with live, online auctions on HA.com's Heritage Live! platform beginning with the Internet Coin Auction that ends Sunday, September 21st and the World and Ancient Coin Auction that ends on Thursday, September 25th. Each lot is offered one at a time, in lot number order, in live auctions beginning at 8:00 PM CT. During this part of the auction, live bidders will be on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. The lot opens, requests live bids, and then closes when the bidding is finished. There is no change in how you place your secret maximum bids during the week the auctions are open on HA.com. In addition, once bidding on HA.com ends, 2 hours before the live sessions start, you still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live!

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

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About Heritage Auctions - Sports Collectibles

Sports Collectibles
Chris Ivy
Chris Ivy
Director of Sports Auctions
CIvy@HA.com
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Chris began working at Heritage Auctions in 2000 after serving as a professional grader with Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC) in New Jersey. He was the driving force behind the inception of the Sports auction division in 2003 and under his management Heritage Sports has grown significantly each year to become the largest sports auction house in the world with over $30 million in annual sales.

Chris has orchestrated the auction of some of the most important athlete collections in the industry including The Lou Gehrig Collection, The Walter Johnson Collection, The Jim Thorpe Collection, The James Naismith Collection, The Mike Eruzione Collection, The Sam Snead Collection, and The Stan Musial Collection.  

In 2012, he supervised the marketing and sale of the most significant baseball card find in the history of sportscard collecting. Known as The Black Swamp Find, it included hundreds of 1910 E98 baseball cards, discovered by a Defiance, Ohio family while cleaning out a relative’s attic. The sale of The Black Swamp Find collection continues today and is on track to bring several million in total sales.

Chris is recognized as a nationally respected expert in the industry with appearances on NBC's Today Show, CNN, ESPN, FOX News, and hundreds of print media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and The Associated Press.  

Today Chris continues to serve as the Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage. In his position, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations, combining vision and execution with a balance of business and collecting passion. He counsels advanced collectors to help them build some of the most significant private collections in the hobby and he also works with consignors on a daily basis to recommend the disposition of their collections in order to maximize their financial return.


Derek Grady
Derek Grady
VP - Heritage Sports Auctions
DerekG@HA.com
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Derek’s professional career in the trading card industry began as an eighteen-year old college freshman with the opening of his first sports card shop in his hometown of Johnstown, PA.  After earning his BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, he joined Sportscard Guaranty (SGC) in 1998 as a professional grader, later transitioning to lead trading card expert within a major auction house in 2003.  During this time he was instrumental in the assembly of some of the hobby’s foremost trading card collections, and many leading collectors rely on Derek’s expertise and keen eye for quality.  Derek rejoined SGC again as Vice President Director of Grading in 2008, a position he held until accepting his current role as Vice President of Sports Auctions at Heritage.


Mike Gutierrez
Mike Gutierrez
Consignment Director
MikeG@HA.com
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Mike is one of the foremost sports autograph authenticators in the sports memorabilia business and most serious buyers require his approval before purchasing autographs for their personal collections. He has more than 26 years experience and is one of the few universally respected authorities left standing in a field racked with fraud and forgeries. Mike has authenticated and appraised some of the finest material in the hobby including the Historic Barry Halper Collection, the Mark McGwire 70th Home Run Baseball, the Bruce Lee Estate, the Pete Rozelle Estate, and the Muhammad Ali Estate of Sports Memorabilia.

Mark Jordan
Mark Jordan
Consignment Director, Sports
MarkJ@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1187

Mark has been involved in the sports collectors industry since 1967 when he was a major league bat boy. He was the promoter for the first National Sports Collectors Convention in 1972 and is a nationally known expert in autograph authentication, appearing on NBC nightly news, The Today show, ESPN, USA Today, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and other media outlets regarding collectibles. He has been named as one of the 10 most influential persons in the sports autograph industry by Trading Cards Magazine and his showroom was located in the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for seven years. He graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1976, where he also served as Sports Information Director.

Peter Calderon
Peter Calderon
Consignment Director & Vintage Card Expert
PeterC@HA.com
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Peter Calderon grew up on the north side of Chicago, and, after earning his BA degree in Art from Columbia College of Chicago, he worked in advertising and marketing. He moved to Dallas in 2008 to join Heritage Sports as Consignment Director and Vintage Card Specialist. He has authored both feature articles and a regular column for Beckett Publications.

Lee Iskowitz
Lee Iskowitz
Consignment Director & Vintage Sports Card Expert
LeeI@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1601

Lee is a twenty year veteran of the sports card and memorabilia industry.  Lee’s trading card expertise was cultivated through a four year tour as an expert for the Sportscard Guaranty Corporation (SGC), where he served as Senior Grader. Lee joined the Heritage team in June 2007 and now uses his specialized knowledge to maximize financial return for consignors of trading cards to Heritage Auctions.


Jonathan Scheier
Jonathan Scheier
Cataloger - Consignment Director
JonathanS@HA.com
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Jonathan is a fourth-generation New York Yankees fan who, for the better part of the past decade, has made use of a Creative Writing major as lead catalog writer for several of the top sports memorabilia auction houses in the industry, where he has personally researched and written the catalog copy for tens of millions of dollars of vintage sports memorabilia. He has served as a consignment director and as lead cataloger for Heritage Sports Collectibles since the summer of 2004.

Chris Nerat
Chris Nerat
Cataloger - Consignment Director
ChrisN@HA.com
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Chris Nerat, a Wisconsin native and one of the hobby's best known vintage Packers memorabilia experts, received his Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Journalism, from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2001. Starting in the sixth grade Chris has worked in almost every aspect of the hobby: dealer, card show promoter, lead card grader and first hire for SCD Authentic, Cataloger/Consignment Director for American Memorabilia, at Upper Deck Card Company in its auction division and helped start up MEARS Online Auctions. Most recently Chris was an editor/writer at Sports Collectors Digest where garnered national attention when he conducted a two-month investigation regarding fraudulent game-worn Brett Favre jerseys.

Calvin Arnold
Calvin Arnold
Consignment Director, Sports, Beverly Hills
CalvinA@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1341

Like many experts at Heritage, Calvin’s fascination with the collectibles marketplace began in his youth, and it grew into a profession begun straight out of high school in 1985 when he joined the staff of SCP Auctions. After five years of apprenticeship, Calvin tested his entrepreneurial skills with the opening of a successful private trading card shop in southern California.  Later he would rejoin SCP as a leading force in their consignment and sales division.

Calvin brings more than 25 years of knowledge and experience in the sports collectibles field to the role. He will be free to travel throughout the western United States for quality consignments.


Rob Rosen
Rob Rosen
VP, Private Sales & Consignments - Sports
RRosen@HA.com
1-877-HERITAGE (437-4824)  x1767

Rob earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School before he began his professional career as the Regional Director of Promotion and Marketing for Atlantic Records, working with artists like Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox Twenty, Phil Collins and Jewel. He quickly realized, that he enjoyed his hobby in sports collectibles far more than his vocation and retired from the music business to dedicate himself full time to the hobby. Since making this switch, Rob has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in sports collectibles history, buying and selling millions of dollars in value of the hobby’s greatest treasures. He uses his vast hobby knowledge and clientele to further enhance Heritage Sports’ standing as the industry leader.

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