to our years of experience in the collectibles industry,
we have been able to tap into several highly regarded
national sources for distinctive and rare sports
memorabilia. And as a result, we have developed
a reputation for delivering high quality products
that are not only unique collectibles, but also
great pieces of Sports
in 2004, we purchased a well-known sports framing
company giving us the flexibility to create all
our framings and displays in-house and, most importantly,
the ability to better control our strict quality
simply, customers and clients of Sports Gallery benefit not
only from our experience and reputation within our industry,
more about Sports
Gallery's Partnerships and Sponsorships
with Professional Teams & Athletes, Sporting
Events, Collegiate Athletics, and Local Youth
Teams and Organizations. We feel it is very
important to be active members of not only
the Sports World, but also our local communities.
Both are important to us and both are critical
to our success as a business.
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unique Galleries are located in:
Palo Alto, CA
Mon thru Thurs
10-7 Fri & Sat
San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 218
San Ramon, CA. 94583
Call for Appointment
San Leandro Ave.
Suite J & K
Mountain View, CA
Gallery is 100% owned and operated by its employees. Below are
the dedicated people that make up our team.
with Sharks Star Logan Couture
Carlquist is a Silicon Valley Native and Graduate
of San Jose State University. Kristie has always been a fan
of Bay Area teams and with her "We
Believe" attitude her heart is always with the Golden
State Warriors. Being a fan of the 80s and having a passion
for basketball a couple of her favorite SGA pieces are the dual-signed
Bird & Magic Johnson (Retirement Night) and Michael
Jordans UNCs The Last Shot.
loves her family, friends, music, movies, and her Sports Gallery
Team. Kristie believes in a strong work ethic and at the same
time putting as many smiles on peoples faces as possible :)
is SGA's VP of Fundraising, Event & Relationship Management
working mostly out of our Palo Alto Gallery offices.
with San Jose Shark Ryane Clowe
Dickson, a graduate of Cal State Monterey Bay,
dreams of someday owning his own sports bar full of Sports Gallery
collectibles. Derrick played soccer, baseball, and basketball
growing up, including three years of basketball at CSUMB. A
sports junkie, Derrick says that he'll follow anything with
a ball and is a die hard North Carolina basketball and Nebraska
football fan. Derrick's favorite pieces at Sports Gallery is
the signed Michael Jordan Wings poster as well as the signed
Jordan UNC Jersey.
Derrick is SGA's VP of Production and Logistics working out
of our Mountain View Framing Facility.
with Oakland Raider Jacoby Ford
Gruwell was born and raised in Denver, CO and
a sports fanatic from birth. A fan of all sports but basketball
is Jason's first love. Jason played every sport imaginable growing
up, and was glued to to the television for all the big games.
Jason's fondest memory was in the 1993-94 playoffs when the
Denver Nuggets beat the Seattle SuperSonics. The first time
in NBA history that a # 8 seed beat a # 1 seed, Dikembe Mutombo
fell on the ground and hugged the ball in celebration. Jason
enjoys playing golf and basketball in his spare time, and is
excited to finally be able to play golf year round now that
he's relocated to beautiful Northern California. His teams of
choice include the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco
49ers and the Denver Broncos. Jason's favorite Sports Gallery
pieces include SGA's Exclusive Caddyshack
Flag Displays and our new Stephen
is Sports Gallery's VP of Sales and Sales Operations working
mostly out of our Palo Alto Gallery.
a Duke (Go 'Devils!) and Indiana (Go Hoosiers!) graduate.
He spent 13 years working in Human Resources for Hewlett-Packard
and Agilent Technologies before joining the Sports Gallery
team. Mark has two boys, Cameron and Carson, and used
to spend most of his free time coaching youth sports.
Now he is the parent in the stands and watching his boys
play (Go Jr Sharks! and MA Bears Tennis!). Other interests
include skiing & snowboarding, tennis, movies &
music, and, of course, the daily Sports page.
Mark is Sports Gallery's President and CFO focusing on
managing SGA's overall operations and strategies as well
as it's finances, HR, IT and web site/strategies.
with Willie Mays
is a lifelong sports enthusiast. After obtaining a Stanford
undergraduate degree ('89) and an MBA from Washington State
University, Matthew spent several years working in high tech
in Silicon Valley. He eventually decided to pursue his real
passion, a business career related to sports, by entering the
Sports Memorabilia industry. Matthew subsequently founded Sports
Gallery in 1999.
Matthew is the Founder of Sports Gallery. While no longer active
in the day to day management of the company, he continues to
be a major stockholder in SGA.
with SGA Golf Collectibles
May is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area
and grew up rooting for the SF Giants, SF 49ers and (then) SF
Warriors. Don has a B.S. and M.S. degree from the University
of Arizona in Sports Medicine and an extensive background in
fine art auction and gallery sales. Don has also conducted 100's
of charity auctions raising millions of dollars around the country.
Don's favorite Sports Gallery piece is a classic - Willie
May's "The Catch."
primary responsibilities include Managing Sales and Customer
& Community Relations out of our San Ramon, California Location
stretching down the Coast to the Monterey Peninsula.
at the SGA Framing Facility
Murphy, is a 3rd generation San Franciscan and
attended the SF Art Institute and the Art Academy. He received
his BA in Contemporary Art History in 1975. After devoting a
few years on the "starving artist" circuit, he opened
an art gallery, which he operated successfully for 15 years.
As a service to his customers, he established a picture framing
service and has been in the picture framing business now for
over 25 years. When Gene isn't busy creating new and interesting
design concepts for Sports Gallery, he can be found acting like
a kid at a Giants' game, talking about music with his musician
son, playing tennis, scuba-diving or running.
Gene is Sports Gallery's Master Framer, managing Sports Gallery's
framing production and relations.
with Former A's Star Ryan Sweeney
a Hawaiian born, East Bay raised Cal Berkeley grad who had a
history of always befriending the boys in her neighborhood because
the girls just couldn't simply keep up with her ways. She enjoyed
Star Wars, Transformers, baseball, surfing, building tree houses
and beating up the boys with rolls of newspapers that tried
to bully her best guy friends. Her love for sports obviously
came naturally after she traded in her Cinderella ball gown
for a pair of cleats.
favorites include Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks, Kevin Garnett,
Amare Stoudemire, Tim Lincecum & of course Cal Bears Football.
She believes "Sports Knowledge Is Beautiful", therefore
you won't catch her without her ESPN updates on her iphone or
shopping during NBA playoffs.
a ten year hospitality & sales background, Claire combines
her 2 biggest passions at SGA by combing her love for sports
and assisting event planners with their fundraisers/auctions.
In her spare time, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband
is Sports Gallery's VP of Gallery Sales, Operations and Marketing
working out of our San Ramon, CA location.
with 2012 Giants Team-Signed Jersey
Wardenburg was born and raised in Palo Alto,
and has been involved in sports his entire life. He attended
Palo Alto High School and majored in Economics at UC Davis while
playing soccer and rooting for all of the Bay Area teams, especially
the 49ers and Giants. Along with being passionate about sports
Erik is also a fantasy sports junkie, competing in all kinds
of leagues with friends and strangers since he was 16. He's
always loved collecting sports memorabilia, and his favorite
Sports Gallery pieces are the SF Giants 2012 Team-Signed Jersey
and anything signed by Jerry Rice or Joe Montana."
Erik is a Sports Gallery Sales Associate working out of both
our Palo Alto Gallery and Mountain View Framing Warehouse.