A sports collectibles section will be returning to the popular Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo. The three-times-a-year show again will now include buying and selling sports collectibles, such as trading cards, autographs, game-used equipment and other sports-related memorabilia.
The next Long Beach Expo will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 31- June 2, 2012, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. PSA and PCGS Collector Club members, set registry participants and Authorized Dealers will be admitted free to the show during public hours.
“Since its founding in 1964, Long Beach has been one of the country’s most important shows. Everybody has fun at Long Beach, and now there’ll be even more fun as we bring back a section devoted specifically to sports collectibles,” said David Hall, President of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT), the parent company of the Long Beach Expo organizer, Expos Unlimited.
It’s been a decade since the show featured a sports section.
“I’m excited about the Long Beach Expo again opening its doors to the sports collectibles hobby because it gives a big boost to West Coast collectors and dealers,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA.
“An established, existing collectibles show with a strong following among coin, stamp and paper money collectors is expanding to again include sports memorabilia, and this should be very well received.”
The Long Beach Expo has been a popular spot for dealers and collectors looking to make a mini vacation out of their trip. The convention center is located near several popular tourist attractions including the famous Queen Mary luxury line.