Manager of Autograph Authentication
Experience: 37 years
No one in the modern hobby era has collected, witnessed, or authenticated more signatures of modern or vintage athletes than Steve. His career started in 1986 working for Reggie Jackson and two major league baseball rookies named Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire. Steve was in charge of managing the signings for Jose, Mark and Reggie as their popularity grew during the late 80’s and early 90’s. In 1990 Steve joined Upper Deck Authenticated as the Director of Athlete Relations where it was his job to witness all of the signings of the worlds most famous athletes including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Joe Montana, Mickey Mantle, Jack Nicklaus, Dan Marino, and Ted Williams just to name a few.(see photos) Over his 13 years at Upper Deck Steve was responsible for the collection of all of the companies autographs and authenticating totaling well over 3 million autographs across all sports.