No One In The World Can Claim My Job Title

Hello, my name is Daniel Viglietti, yes I am Italian, and I can confidently state that no one in the world does what I do. In fact I will take it one step further and state that no one in history has had my job title.

But first a little background…..I am an avid autograph collector for the past 15 years. For most of those years I worked in the food industry, which is not great for autograph collecting, unless you collect autographs of waitresses with 25 or more pieces of flare. About four years ago I see a baseball card store called Dave and Adam’s Card World that seems to have athlete signings every other day, and I decide “I should work there!”. Long story short I get a job in the retail store, my autograph collection is growing nicely, and then I get “the phone call”. You see, Dave and Adam’s 4 stores are kind of like a baseball team’s farm system for developing prospects. So I have good stats at the AAA Sheridan store, and I get called up to the majors…..the warehouse.

So I feel I know everything there is to know about autographs and I can’t wait to lend my expertise to the website. My dream job. My first day the big bosses sit me down in the conference room, welcome me, and tell me I am now in charge of gaming singles.  Dream job over.

I have never played a collectible card game in my life, and suddenly I’m in charge of buying and selling Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon cards. In reality the job turned out to be pretty simple. All I had to do was see what all the other companies were paying on gaming singles, and then pay more.

The first real test was a large gaming convention called Gen-Con where I took $50,000, spent it all, and my bosses seamed to be pleased with this.  I was officially a gamer “who also collected autographs”.

A year goes by and the person in charge of autograph memorabilia leaves the company to purse other interests – AKA he got canned.  I finally get my dream job back. My official job title is now “Gaming Singles and Sports Memorabilia Purchasing Manager”. When you consider the fact that there is virtually no cross-over between the gaming community and autograph collectors, (yeah not much of a shock there), I am 100% certain that no one else in the world has, or ever will have my job title.


One Response to No One In The World Can Claim My Job Title

  1. KZed February 2, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Oh Dan, I knew you when you got your first wizard hat!!