The sports memorabilia business still a relatively young field and that’s why you’ll have a hard time finding anyone who has spent more than 30 years working for one company but Clay Hill was one of those people. Hill recently stepped down as SCP Auctions’ trading card expert to spend more time with his family.
Long-time collectors will remember him as president of the Southern California Sports Collectors Club in the 1970s, where he helped organize some of the west coast’s earliest card shows. One of his biggest accomplishments as a collector was collecting a completely autographed set of 1960 Topps baseball cards—one that included players, managers, coaches and even team owners. It was the first set he’d collected as a youngster, buying packs from the back of a neighborhood bakery truck.
Most recently, he was SCP’s Director of Acquisitions, helping consignors who chose to sell their cards and memorabilia.
“Clay was an incredible asset and resource for the company during his three decades’ worth of service here,” said SCP Auctions President and Owner David Kohler. “Needless to say, Clay and his consistent combination of expert knowledge, punctuality and professionalism will be sorely missed.”