Q: What is your role with the Long Beach Expo team?
A: I'm responsible for the expo's marketing efforts including online marketing and SEO, along with managing the expo's social media platforms. Make sure to follow LBE on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
Q: Why should the public attend the September 6-8, 2018 expo?
A: The Long Beach Expo is truly a collector's paradise. Want to buy, sell, certify or consign your collectible? Every show, Heritage Auctions (booth #400), official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, hosts world-class auctions stocked full of rarities. Also in attendance is the world's top certification services in PCGS (coin grading) and PSA (sports card, memorabilia and autograph grading). Finally, there are over 500 of the world's top dealers ready to buy, sell, value and trade with you!
Want to see something that you will never see again? The Long Beach Expo is stocked full of elite exhibits and displays including the legendary Tyrant Collection, the world's most valuable private coin collection. Whether you are an experienced collector or a novice, your mind will undoubtedly be blown. The pure scope of pristine and one-of-a-kind coins accumulated in one collection before your eyes is incredible. In addition the J&L Silver Commemorative Collection will be a sight to behold as this number one PCGS Set Registry collection features beautifully toned commemorative coins with tremendous eye appeal.
Will there be other collectibles at this show aside from coins, currency, stamps and sports cards? Undoubtedly. In fact during this September show, we will be hosting the 2018 World Olympic Collectors' Fair. If you have any interest in the Olympic games, make sure you stop by the 70 plus exhibitor tables on our bourse floor. We can't wait to see what unique collectibles were brought here from around the world. Not only will you have the opportunity to see some Olympic game history, but you'll also be able to line up for Olympian Autograph sessions in addition to meeting renown boxer and special guest, Earnie Shavers. The great Muhammed Ali once said that "Shavers hit me so hard it shook my kin folk in Africa."
Anything else you should know about the show? The Long Beach Expo is also known for giving away some BIG raffles. If you are a fan of gold coins or if you want an autographed Shaquille O'Neal, Warren Sapp, or Magic Johnson jersey, this show is for you. Each day, we'll award one special American Eagle One-Half Ounce Gold Coin to a lucky visitor and a jersey signed by either Shaquille O'Neal, Warren Sapp, or Magic Johnson to a separate visitor. Are you feeling lucky? Aside from the attractions laid out above, there are even more events taking place at the September show. To view them, click here.
Q: What September show attraction or collectible are you most excited to see? Why?
A: I can't wait to see the 2018 World Olympic Collectors' Fair. Not only am I a huge fan of the Olympic games and showcased sports, but I'm also fascinated by its rich history. From Olympia to soon-to-be Tokyo, I can't wait to see some unique collectibles brought to the expo from around the world. Every nation that hosted the games adds their unique cultural touch to the memorabilia sold, and I am chomping at the bit to hear some tales and stories on why each collectible looks the way it does.
Q: How did you get into the rare collectibles business?
A: I was introduced to the collectibles industry early as a toddler. My father used to take me to open basketball workouts to meet and get autographs from famous basketball players. Over the years, my interest in sports rapidly grew and thus my ascension into collecting baseball and basketball cards.
In middle school, I began to understand the true values associated with collectibles as I bought, traded and sold my way into making a substantial amount of earnings. Oh first edition holographic cards... you've treated me so well back then!
Q: If you could buy (or already own) any collectible, which item would this be?
A: If I had the opportunity, I would own any collectible that is one-of-a-kind. Due to there being no alternatives, these types of collectibles will always increase in value. Scarcity generally means increased competition to purchase the item. A worthy investment if you ask me!
The September 2018 Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center located at 100 S. Pine Ave.
For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at 888-743-9316 or email at [email protected]