Marc Schafler – 1977 Graduate of Queens College. Flushing NY. BA in both history and art history. Considers himself the first American Picker. In the 1980s and early 1990s Marc went around the country, placing classified ads in newspapers, purchasing and taking for consignment items of interest, mostly in sports to be auctioned off. His last big auction before the internet explosion was held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, March 1993.