Legacy Sports Collections is a unique, relationship-based sports collection management firm dedicated to providing the industry’s highest level of service and counsel to collectors of important sports cards and memorabilia. Built on nearly thirty years of experience, LSC is uniquely positioned to deliver personalized guidance and assistance in today’s dynamic and increasingly nuanced sports asset marketplace. Our comprehensive range of services are specifically tailored to elevating the collecting experience of our clients and enhancing the enjoyment and benefits of curation and preservation of sports artifacts. LSC has developed deep, long-term relationships with advanced, seasoned and nascent sports collectors alike, as well as institutions and marketplace professionals.
For more than 25 years LSC founder Dan Imler has worked with buyers, sellers and conservators of some of the most prominent, valuable and historically important sports artifacts in the world. Dan’s knowledge, integrity, professionalism and curatorial instincts have made him one of the industry’s most widely respected figures. Dan’s career in sports collectibles and antiquities began as a teenager working for his family’s third-generation auction company in Western Massachusetts. While pursuing his degree in Business Management from Springfield College Dan started a successful sports auction division in 1992. In 2000 Dan joined SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, Ca. As Vice President and Managing Director, Dan helped propel SCP to a leadership position in the sports auction landscape and led a broad expansion of SCP’s private sales and client services division. Dan also helped facilitate the company’s five-year partnership with Sotheby’s, during which he directed some of the most prominent sports auctions on record. His expertise has been relied on by the hobby’s most advanced collectors as well as institutions such as San Diego Hall of Champions, Newport Sports Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Helms Athletic/LA84 Foundation and The Olympic Museum.
Dan has made dozens of television appearances on CNBC, ESPN, CNN, Bloomberg, FoxNews, FoxSports, MLB Network and regional networks as well as in print and web media such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN News, Robb Report, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Post, Orange County Register and many others.
Ever an aficionado of the nature and character of fine sports artifacts, Dan’s professional journey is continuously guided by the passion he shares with his clients. Legacy Sports Collections fills a significant need in the hobby for a collector-focused service providing deep industry knowledge, financial sophistication and complete discretion for clients looking to form, develop and manage elite sports collections.