I have known Scott Beatty for many years. I first met him at AU Sports about 15 years ago. Now he is running AU Sports.
Have I mentioned that AU Sports is the #1 source for baseball cards (and other sports memorabilia)? I am not just saying that because Scott is a bud. AU was the best before Scott got there, but it has gotten even better with Scott running things.
If you want an old baseball card, you will find it at AU. If you are looking for oddball cards, you will find them at AU. Sports chat? AU. Sports trivia with the staff and regular customers? AU. Bad jokes? AU when Scott is there (okay, sometimes he has good jokes, too...but I couldn't keep saying nice things about him, could I?).
Scott is a good guy and knowledgeable on the business. He is also knowledgeable about wrestling. When Scott shared a picture of a wrestler he met, he started with Ric Flair, one of the greatest of all time. Scott met Flair at the National, where AU was exhibiting and Flair was appearing. Wow...Beatty and Flair. Now there is a tag team for the ages. Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo indeed!
Scott Beatty and Ric Flair in Rosemont, IL-August 2011.