Joel Platt is the chairman and founder of Sports Immortals. After graduating from Duquesne University in 1960, Platt became a successful business entrepreneur, excelling in the areas of commercial real estate, merchandise sales, and amusement attractions. His Sports Immortals Collection has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Sport Magazine, and numerous periodicals and national television features. Platt also hosted a series of programs on ESPNEWS. The Smithsonian Institution has recognized Sports Immortals as "absolutely the greatest collection of all sports ...." With more than 50 years of experience, Platt is a renowned authority in the field of sports collecting. He is a consultant, appraiser, and historian. Jim Platt is the vice president of Sports Immortals. He has extensive experience in strategic marketing, strategic management, advertising, promotions, Internet development, and museum operations. While working at Motorola, he was instrumental in the introduction of the ESPNet To Go sports pager. He also served a variety of clients while working for the Latin American division of Burson-Marsteller, including Sky Entertainment and Gatorade. Mr. Platt received his BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the University of Miami.Platt, Jim is the author of 'Sports Immortals Stories of Inspiration and Achievement' with ISBN 9781572434608 and ISBN 1572434600.