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Sports Card Specialist

Irving, TX
Do you have knowledge of vintage sports cards and an interest in turning your hobby into a career? Then set your sights on a career at Heritage Auctions, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong, and other cities. Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the U.S. and serves more than 40 different auction categories including, Coins, Sports, Comics, Historical, Jewelry, Fine & Decorative Art, Wine, and many more.

LOCATION: South of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, NW corner of W. Airport Freeway (Hwy. 183) and Valley View Lane

SUMMARY:
The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of sports cards from 1900 to the present. The sports card specialist will be responsible for evaluating and preparing collections for auction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Grade consigned sports cards for sale.
  • Write auction descriptions for single cards, group lots, and sets
  • Research and estimate population data and values of sports cards
  • Use Word, Excel, and proprietary Heritage software to compile listings of the consigned items for consignors and cataloging staff
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of general knowledge of the collectibles industry, primarily of sports memorabilia and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Familiarity with sports and appropriate reference materials
  • Assessing accurate value to incoming collectibles and memorabilia
  • An inquisitive, research-oriented mind
  • The ability to write articles suitable for trade publications
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Extreme attention to detail
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Individuals must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
The following are attributes that we are seeking in all employees at Heritage:
  • Self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Ability to follow set standards and take direction.
  • Ability to analyze and propose solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project, and dynamic environment.
  • Absolute drive to complete projects on time and in a detailed manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough.
  • Excellent communication skills: listening, writing, and verbal.
Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. EOE
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