Bob Ihrig

  • Antiques, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia
  • McCook, NE, USA
  • Sep 05, 2020
As Needed Auctioneer Auction Set-Up Online Auction Cataloging Auction Sales / Contract Negotiator Event Coordinator Inventory Photographer Auction Manager Charity Fundraiser Appraiser Cashier / Checkout

Personal Summary

I have owned and operated several businesses.  For a complete overview of my background I'll be happy to send an electronic copy of a memoir my wife and I wrote titled - Million Dollar Party. 

I have been in the auction business actively since 1996.  I own Cripple Creek Auctions and we specialized in estate sales, antiques, collectibles, sports memorabilia and more. 

For the last ten years I worked part-time for Baker Auction and Estate Sales in Denver, Colorado.  We held an auction once a week and I did everything over the years for the owner, bid calling, ringman, clerk, cashier, set-up and tear-down of auctions.  The business closed in August of 2019.

Work Experience


Cripple Creek Auctions, Inc. is a full service Auction and Appraisal Company. A graduate of the Missouri Auction School, which is considered the Harvard of Auction Schools, Robert has conducted numerous live local auctions and he has been a pioneer in internet auctions as he has been an Ebay Power Seller for over twenty-five years. The Ebay user name for CCA is cripplecreekauctions. Specializing in antiques, collectibles, autographs, jewelry, gem stones, and sports memorabilia, CCA has been a leader in the liquidation of items of value. In addition, Robert is a Certified Appraiser and a graduate of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America – G.A.G.A, the leading Certified Appraisal Organization in America today and a member of the American Gem Trade Association – AGTA.

Robert, along with his wife Susan, operate the business. For twenty-five years, it has been a rewarding, exciting and challenging business.


Master of Divinity
Sep 1978 - Jan 2020 Andrews University
B.A. Theology
Jan 1976 - May 1978 Union College