First off, congratulations on the most amazing auction I can remember!
Us ring collectors were stunned at the prices realized on Dr. J's trophies and rings. All star rings in baseball and basketball have traditionally gone for 1,000-2,000 and these went for astonishing figures. I was very happy with my consignment and also what I was able to acquire in the auction. It was a great experience as a buyer. All 3 trophies arrived in great shape and so quickly!
It is quite unlikely that you would remember me but I have been doing business with you and your company since the days when you had your store on Beach Boulevard. The reason I have always done business with your company is because of your expertise, unsurpassed inventory, friendliness and professionalism. With these great qualities noted I must acknowledge your greatest quality, and that is your integrity. I have 100% confidence in your company. I summary many thanks and know you have a great advocate and long time fan of SCP.
P.S. You have some great associates in Calvin and Clay
"I considered several factors before selecting SCP Auctions to sell my Barry Bonds 756th home run baseball (All time home run record); intelligence in the market, organization and logistical skills to execute the sale and experience in the industry. After meeting David Kohler and the rest of the staff at SCP Auctions I knew they were the right auction house for me. The auction went off without a hitch, my baseball sold for a record price of $752,467 and I couldn’t be happier. Whether buying or selling, I whole-heartedly recommend SCP Auctions for all your sports memorabilia needs."
"We do not normally furnish testimonials and are extremely low profile, but we regard SCP Auctions so highly that we leapt at the chance to portray our sentiments. Our relationship with SCP Auctions spans the last twelve years, and we can honestly state that the results have been only flawless and enjoyable. Although SCP's business attributes are numerous, two which stand out most prevalently, are their unending courtesy and their ongoing commitment to a true concern for the client's consideration on an equal level with their own interests. As business owners, we can attest that both of these qualities are all but extinct today. As both a sports memorabilia buyer and seller of major items, our experience is that their acumen is second to none in obtaining the best pieces and garnering the highest realized auction prices. SCP Auctions is a bellwether company with a superb, knowledgeable staff, and any potential client can rely on their attention to detail and integrity."
"Having inherited a box a baseball cards 30 years ago I realized it was now time to sell the cards to real collectors who would appreciate them.
I called Sotheby’s in New York knowing their history of past sports memorabilia auctions. No longer dealing with sports, they highly recommended SCP
Auctions who had helped them in the past. They gave me Clay Hill's name and number as the director of acquisitions. With my first call Clay answered
all of my questions – big and small – and gave me the confidence that my cards would be in good hands. He walked me step through step on how to organize
and send my cards and he even called to let me know they had arrived safely at his office in California. SCP does all the work in compiling a catalogue
for their sales and running an on-line auction. The seller just sits back and watches the bids on his cards. Then the check arrives and the process could
not have been easier!
I will recommend SCP and its entire staff to anyone. They have the knowledge, the helpfulness, and the expertise to
appreciate sport’s history and to run a great auction – for the buyers and the sellers. It’s been a pleasure."
Pat Reid - N. Carolina
"Selling your personal memorabilia is not an easy task. Trying to find the
right auction house is even harder. Entrusting my card collection to SCP Auctions
is one of the best decisions I have ever made. For over three years now, I have
consigned material to SCP Auctions because I have been thoroughly satisfied with
their results. My expectations have been consistently surpassed and I couldn’t be
happier. SCP has cornered the market on excellent customer service, which is genuinely
rare these days. They sincerely look out for their client’s best interests. Whether
a consignor or buyer, SCP treats you fairly and impartially with first-class service.
I have personally gotten to know Clay Hill, Allen Miller, and Debbie Neville over
these past three years. Their boundless knowledge is unmatched. When you confer
with them, you feel like you’re conversing with a close friend. Their professionalism
is unparalleled in the field because they treat your items as though they were promoting
their personal collections. SCP’s catalog presentations and website accessibility
is superb and unrivaled.
Every auction has extremely impressed me with the presentation and write-ups devoted
to my items. I feel flattered with how well SCP’s team conducts themselves. Every
associate conscientiously helps consignors with every question. They walk beside
you every step of the way-It’s never complicated to contact anyone. Whether it’s
an extremely rare item or a complete collection, SCP will attend to you with the
utmost appreciation and consideration. They constantly look out for your best interest.
I wholeheartedly recommend SCP Auctions to anyone contemplating selling their collection
and for anyone searching to acquire amazing objects you will never encounter again.
Thanks SCP for the fabulous and fantastic assistance and performance! "
"Thank you for the excellent service auctioning off my fathers childhood card
collection. We got much more money than I expected from the card collection. Your
service was just as described, very professional."
Stephen M., California
"David, I was absolutely delighted with SCP's marketing efforts for my
game used baseball bats. Your hard work certainly paid off with the prices realized
for my 1921-31 Babe Ruth gamer which brought $162,000 and my 1955 Ted Williams All-Star
bat which brought $72,000. You exceeded my expectations and for that I am very thankful.
I look forward to working with you in the future on more of my quality sports items
Kevin C., Florida
"I would at this time like to thank you for the professional approach taken
by you and your staff in the auctioning of my uncle Ernie Lombardi's personal
From our very first meeting and including our many telephone conversations you and
your staff have made me feel as if my uncle's auction items were of significant
importance and not just "another old time baseball player" and for that
I thank you. You both also understood the emotional value these items had for me,
as they reminded me of the great life I had with my uncle Ernie as a young boy.
Your catalog presentation and biography were far above my expectations.
Again, thank you for giving me the venue to hopefully ensure that uncle Ernie's
baseball memorabilia was passed on to true fans of the game! "
Don V. Monzo regarding the sale of his Uncle, Ernie Lombardi's collection
"Making the decision to sell my personal memorabilia collection was a difficult
one. Entrusting an auction firm with a lifetime's worth of memories requires
careful consideration. After meeting David Kohler and Dan Imler of SCP Auctions,
much of my initial apprehension was instantly alleviated. From the moment they arrived
at my house, I felt comfortable with them both as people and professionals. From
the packing and removal of my collection, to the cataloguing, marketing and execution
of the sale, I couldn't be more pleased with the way things were handled. The
results of the auction were impressive and flattering. From my personal experience
I can wholeheartedly recommend SCP Auctions as the company to turn to when the time
comes to part with your collection. Thank you David, thank you Dan and thanks to
the rest of your terrific staff at SCP Auctions."
Bob Cousy, NBA Hall of Famer
"I wanted to write to you to tell you how pleased I am with the results of
the recent auction you had with memorabilia of my grandfather, Honus Wagner. I have
to admit, I had reservations about parting with my family's prized possessions.
You eased my concerns with your personal manner, coupled with your wonderful personality
and caring ways. You understood my emotional concerns. I appreciate the time you
took with me. You and each of the associates I spoke with was very knowledgeable
of the items, detail oriented and you thoroughly researched each piece. I certainly
can see why you are such a success in what you do. I will recommend you to anyone
interested in selling or buying sports memorabilia. I wish you continued success.
Thanks again for everything! I look forward to working with you again."
Leslie Wagner Blair, Pennsylvania
"SCP Auctions has acquired many high grade and rare sports cards over the years.
I have always found David Kohler and his staff at SCP Auctions to be extremely professional
and reputable. Rare qualities indeed, both in the memorabilia hobby and business
in general. A first class operation!
"From the time we met for breakfast at 8:30 until I dropped Dan off at the
airport at 2:30 my confidence in Dan and SCP Auctions continued to grow...Dan responded
intelligently to all of my questions and did not tell me what I wanted to hear but
with his honest opinion as to what I can anticipate. Again, Dan did a bang-up job.
I am looking forward to establishing and building a successful relationship with
SCP for many years to come."
Ralph P., North Carolina
"Please pass this on to your management. Each person I spoke to was extremely
knowledgeable and helpful. Lots were pulled, described in detail and all questions
regarding the item were answered to my satisfaction. It was a pleasure dealing with
your company. I look forward to bidding again in future auctions."
Ray Gibault, Connecticut
"I want to thank your organization, Clay in particular, for the outstanding
customer service with regard to the two Chamberlain wirephotos I won in auction
recently. A very strange situation occured with the listings, and Clay took care
of the mix-up and made sure I received the right photos. The service was prompt
and accurate. These photos were very imprtant to me and I cannot thank him enough
for fixing a vexing and potentially volitile problem. It is very rare in the Sports
Collectible industry that a business is run like any other well-run, professional
business, with the customer's best interest as a top priority. You should be
very proud of Clay as well as your policies in handling cutomer concerns. I will
certainly recommend you to others."
Russ Mosier, California
"Completing a 1933 Goudey collection in high-grade has been my dream for many
years. I was very lucky to have discovered SCP Auctions several years ago. They
are quite knowledgeable, love their work and their prices are among the most reasonable
I have found in the industry. Clay Hill and the gang have taken the time to get
to know my needs. They have been more concerned with my satisfaction than just making
the sale. I trust them, enjoy working with them and give them my strongest recommendation."
David Schimel M.D., Illinois
"I have been collecting baseball cards my whole life. After meeting the staff
at SCP Auctions, I was able to acquire some of the rarest and most valuable baseball
cards in existence. They are very professional and reliable. Thank you SCP Auctions."
Tom Candiotti, former major league pitcher, Arizona
"The staff at SCP Auctions is always courteous and professional. As a set collector,
I am constantly seeking specific cards to complete a certain issue. I know I can
count on them to deliver in the clutch."
Marshall Fogel, Colorado
"I started collecting in 1989 and bought my first card from David Kohler and
SCP Auctions. David and his staff have helped me build my collection to include
many items I thought I would never own. I visit David and his staff regularly and
look forward to each visit knowing I’m going to see something new and special
every time. I have bought sets, commons, PSA cards, ungraded cards, autographs,
and more from SCP Auctions over the years. I would highly recommend to anyone in
the hobby that they contact SCP Auctions to help them build their collection."
Greg Rice, California
"SCP has always been able to get me high prices when I've sold various
pieces from my collection. At other times, when I have wanted to add a specific
item to my collection, David and his staff have always worked hard to locate the
desired piece. Their service is excellent and with their retail store, website,
and auction capability, they cover all the bases whether you are selling or acquiring."
Joseph Verno, Colorado