Our Staff

David Kohler
President, SCP Auctions

Since founding SCP Auctions in 1979, David has become one of the most respected and sought-after dealers of rare sports collectibles in the country. An expert in the field of high-grade sportscards and memorabilia, his company has handled some of the most valuable and historically significant sports artifacts in the world. Among the many record-setting sales conducted by David and his SCP Auctions staff was the sale of Babe Ruth’s circa 1920 New York Yankees game-worn jersey ($4.4 million), the sale of the 1857 “Laws of Base Ball” documents ($3.26 million), the sale of the famous T206 Honus Wagner PSA 8 NM-MT Card ($2.8 million), and the sale of Jesse Owens’ 1936 Berlin Olympics Gold Medal ($1.4 million).

His company, SCP Auctions has handled the sales of many of the most high profile athlete estate collections ever brought to the marketplace including collections from the estates of Honus Wagner, Lefty Grove, Arthur Ashe, Pee Wee Reese, Wilt Chamberlain, Casey Stengel and Bob Cousy to name a few.

David was a founding board member with the Sports Collectibles Association International (SCAI), which promoted ethics in the sports collectibles industry.

Mike Keys
Chief Operating Officer

Mike came to SCP Auctions in January 2019 after working in various operational roles for the better part of the last decade. He grew up in Orange County, California and spent some time living and working in New York City after graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 2009.  Mike has a multifaceted operational background. He likens his skill set to a Swiss army knife, having worked as an Operations Manager for a tourism company in NYC to running a manufacturing and distribution company back home in Orange County.

Mike is a family man at heart and spends most of his free time with his wife and two sons.  He is extremely passionate about Los Angeles Lakers basketball and almost never misses a game. His other favorite team is the Oakland/Vegas Raiders and due to his wife’s love of the Angels, he’s a Mike Trout fan by proxy. Mike enjoys surfing, playing basketball and occasionally plays golf when time permits.

Dillon Kohler
Consignment Acquisitions & Sales

Dillon grew up in Southern California where he played just about every sport under the sun before finding his love and passion for basketball. After lettering for two years in high school, he moved to Colorado to attend the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado – Boulder. During his time at school, he received a certificate in the Business of Sport Program and pursued a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. The recent graduate is an acquisition and marketing specialist, who can handle any task thrown his way. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors and watching his favorite sports team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tim Gallagher
Consignment Acquisitions & Sales

Tim joined SCP Auctions in October 2020 after getting to know SCP while consigning items from his personal basketball collection. Prior to SCP, Tim spent decades in corporate sales, primarily selling information services and software to the technology and financial services industries. During his business career, Tim continued to build and grow his collection of sports cards and autographs, which started when he was a 10-year-old growing up in Dayton, Ohio.  In the late 1960’s nearby Dayton Flyers basketball, Cincinnati Royals NBA basketball with Oscar Robertson, the Bench-Rose Cincinnati Reds, and the expansion Cincinnati Bengals under Coach Paul Brown sparked Tim’s passion for sports and collecting.

Tim’s collection has been featured in Sports Collectors Daily, Sports Collectors Digest, The Dayton Daily News, and as a guest on podcast interviews including Wax Museum: A Basketball Card Podcast.

Tim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is a life-long student of former UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, which are building blocks for personal and professional development and leadership. Tim enjoys time with his family, travel, music, and playing and coaching basketball.

Austin Widger
Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Austin joined SCP Auctions in June 2021 after working in the media business over the past few years. He grew up in the greater Sacramento area and has lived in Southern California since 2018. His diverse skillset allows him to successfully tackle anything he does. Austin graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Print/Online Journalism. He has a lifelong passion for sports, cheering on his hometown Sacramento Kings, Green Bay Packers and Angels whenever he can. In his free time, Austin enjoys going to the beach, hiking, traveling, and of course watching sports.

Veronica Rodriguez
Office Manager

Veronica joined SCP Auctions in August 2021. She grew up in Los Angeles County, where she quickly realized that sports was the industry she wanted to pursue. She played softball from the tender age of six, and continued to do so throughout high school and college at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she earned a degree in Physical Education. She would go on to continue her education with a degree in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University and a degree in Sports Psychology from Capella University.

Prior to working at SCP, Veronica’s professional experience included working in the Community Relations Department for the Los Angeles Angels and as a Youth Sports Coordinator for Angels RBI. In her spare time she enjoys reading, the outdoors, hiking, watching baseball games, volunteering, arts and crafts, spending time with her family, and playing catch with her husband.

Alex Marcu
Shipping and Inventory Manager

Alex joined SCP Auctions in June 2021. He grew up down the road in San Clemente, where he currently resides. Alex found a love for sports from a young age, playing both baseball and basketball throughout middle school and high school. He will be pursuing a degree in Accounting at Cal State Fullerton in the fall. When he’s not ensuring your items get to you quickly and safely, Alex likes to go to the beach and skateboard.

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