Company History


Grey Flannel Auctions (GFA) is a family-run business founded in 1989. GFA quickly transitioned into one of the industry's best authenticators and dealers of high profile sports memorabilia. Specializing in vintage game-used jerseys and high-end HOF autographs, GFA has held 49 catalog auctions satisfying collector needs. GFA continues to auction one-of-a-kind pieces; realizing record prices and private sales in excess of $75 Million.


Industry records for the highest prices ever paid for a game-used basketball jersey (273k) and football jersey (113k), MJ's "Flu Game" sneakers (104k), and Babe Ruth “Called-Shot” uniform (1.1m).


The long list of unparalleled references includes the NBRPA, MLBPAA, and NFL Alumni. Recent consignors include Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Pistol Pete Maravich (family), Bob Pettit, Joe Morgan, George Gervin, Orel Hershiser, Gary Carter and Evander Holyfield. This list of incredible references have all used the services of GFA to rave reviews.


Experienced specialists in all areas of Sports Collectibles including:

  • Game-Used/Game-Worn Jerseys, Bats & Equipment
  • Vintage Sports & Historical Autographs
  • Championship Jewelry, Trophies & Awards
  • Pre 1960 Vintage Trading Cards (All Sports)
  • Entertainment, Rock n’ Roll, Political, Americana & Historical Memorabilia



Michael Russek

Director Of Operations

631.288.7800 ext.230


Having grown up in this hobby since childhood, Michael joined Grey Flannel after graduating from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2005. The young gun brings youth, enthusiasm and passion into the established industry. Areas of expertise include marketing, team building and strategic planning. Michael has worked his way up through the ranks and is now considered the front of the house and the first line for all customer relations. He takes a more aggressive and passionate approach when negotiating, teaching and empowering customers to make educated decisions. Michael’s main focus and area of expertise is game-used uniforms, recently being selected as a lead authenticator for


If you have any questions or you are in need of additional information regarding the consignment process, please contact Michael directly at (631) 288-7800 x230 – or fill out our online consignment submission form.



Jake Alves

Inventory Manager

631.288.7800 ext.221


Jake comes from a baseball family with his father having worked in major league baseball for over 30 years, his mother spending 15 years in the sport, and his brother currently working in the game. After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2014, Jake took his passion in sports to the baseball industry attending the Scout Development Program and interning for MLB teams for multiple seasons. Jake joined Grey Flannel in April 2017 as the inventory manager and immediately made an impact on the catalog production. Jake assists in all areas of production including writing, photography, research, as well as maintaining and managing all inventory in the warehouse.



Debbie Ricco

Office Manager

631.288.7800 ext.223


Debbie and her larger-than-life personality have been an integral part of Grey Flannel Auctions for more than 15 years. Debbie plays a prominent role in a variety of areas including managing and organizing all finances, establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, and distributing all consignor payouts.