New York, New York, July 22, 2005 - SportsCards Plus has changed its name to SCP Auctions. Since the company's inception 26 years ago, SCP Auctions has emerged as a leader in the sports memorabilia business. Its partnership with Sotheby's has only furthered SCP Auctions' place atop the field.
"We have been calling ourselves 'SCP' for the past few years," said David Kohler, President and CEO of SCP Auctions. "As we have grown as a memorabilia company, our industry has come to know us as 'SCP.' This makes the name change official as we continue to grow."
Along with the name change, SCP Auctions has a new web address at www.scpauctions.com. Information about SCP Auctions' upcoming events, as well as news from past sales are available online.
SCP Auctions' last sale of sports memorabilia and cards, June 10, 2005, which spanned the history of baseball, basketball, football, boxing and tennis, brought a total of $5,527,200 with nine lots selling for more than $100,000. The highlight of the sale was the contract selling Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees, for $996,000.
"We were thrilled by the overwhelming success of our last auction," Kohler said. "From the Ruth contract to the plethora of items from the Arthur Ashe estate, the sale had something for even the most discerning sports collector."
SCP Auctions will be accepting consignments for the best of the best memorabilia and cards from all sports for its upcoming Dec. 10, 2005 auction to be held live in New York. Consignments will be accepted at booths 904 and 906 at the 26th National Sports Collector's Convention July 27-21, in Chicago, Ill. For those unable to make it to the convention, contact Dan Imler or Allen Miller at (800) 350 2273 to discuss adding your items to this exciting event.