In January, PCGS used Magic Johnson and the Lakers Girls to boost attendance at their Long Beach Show. It got record attendance. Also had PSA there to cross sell autographs.
The show in June has the following stars coming:
NFL Legends Joe Montana and Dwight Clark, who famously connected for "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC Championship game, plus Basketball Hall of Famers Dennis Rodman and Oscar Robertson will meet with fans and sign autographs at the show on Saturday, June 8.
Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash will also be represented at the show with the exhibit of an award-winning set of 1959 Nu-Cards Rock and Roll Stars trading cards from collector William Bengen (who nicknamed it "Jean-Luc Picard Set #1" in the PSA Set Registry).
The Long Beach Expo will be open to the public for buying and selling sports memorabilia, gold and silver, rare coins, vintage paper money, rare stamps and other collectibles and estate jewelry. There will be daily drawings to give away a PCGS-certified Morgan silver dollar to a lucky, registered visitor.
Public hours are Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club; $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16. Free admission for children ages 7 and younger and for members of the Collectors Universe Collectors Clubs and Set Registries.
If you plan to attend the upcoming Autograph Sessions at the Long Beach Expo on June 8, 2013, please review some of the questions that collectors are asking. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 888-743-9316 or in-person at the event. Autograph sessions will be held at the Autograph Pavilion (Booth #1540)
Q.What are the autograph session times?
A.Session times are for Saturday, June 8:
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oscar Robertson
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dennis Rodman
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Joe Montana
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dwight Clark
Q.How much are the autographs?
A.Session prices are as follows:
$60 Signature on any item
$30 Add an inscription
$65 Signature on any item
$20 Add an inscription
$55 Meet and Greet Photo Op with 8 x 10 photo
$95 Meet and Greet Photo Op with signed 8 x 10 photo
Note: We will print the 8 x 10 photo of you and Dennis Rodman.
$180 Signature on any item
$80 Add an inscription
$180 Photo Op with 8 x 10 photo
Note: We will print the 8 x 10 photo of you and Joe Montana.
Ask about a SUPER Ticket to get an autograph from Robertson, Rodman and Montana: $275 ($30 savings!)
$35 Signature on any item
$25 Add the inscription "The Catch 1-10-82"
$50 Add the actual play "hand drawn" by Dwight
Q.Will an authentication service be available?
A.Yes. PSA/DNA will be on site to provide In-the-Presence signature authentication for $10 per signature.