James Worthy and Lamar Odom headline the biggest collectibles show on the West Coast
NBA Superstars will be signing autographs at the Long Beach Expo June 30-July 2, 2022.
(Long Beach, California — June 22, 2022) — Two retired NBA standouts from the Los Angeles Lakers will be signing autographs for fans at the fast-approaching Long Beach Expo (www.longbeachexpo.com). Southern California’s largest collectibles show will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center starting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, and the lineup of special appearances includes James Worthy (aka “Big Game James”) and Lamar Odom.
“It’s a thrill to have these two NBA scorers and playmakers on our ‘home court’ at the Long Beach Expo,” said Professional Coin Grading Service Events Manager Samantha Dark. “Both of these beloved Los Angeles-area stars are excited to meet their fans, slam dunk some autographs, and just be part of the fun atmosphere here at the Long Beach Expo.”
This exclusive signing opportunity, for which tickets are being sold separately, gives collectors the chance to not only meet two of the biggest stars from the Los Angeles Lakers, but also make their personal memorabilia items one-of-a-kind collectibles by scoring autographs from these popular players. A wide variety of collectible coins, stamps, trading cards, and sports items that boast basketball-related themes will be available at the show and are perfect for signing by the two NBA stars in attendance at the Long Beach Expo.
Odom averaged 13.3 points per game, won two NBA titles with the Lakers, and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year following the 2010-11 season. Meanwhile, Worthy averaged 17.6 points per game and won three NBA crowns with the Lakers before being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. Odom will be signing autographs at the show on Thursday, June 30, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Worthy will be signing on Saturday, July 2, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
In addition to these superstar signings, the Long Beach Expo will also have on-site grading from Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) and Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), hundreds of dealers representing various areas of the collectibles industry, a multimillion-dollar rare coin auction, Meet-the-Expert seminars with hobby experts, and a seminar series on Friday with some of the top coin and banknote scholars around. Kids can enjoy a treasure hunt and face-painting on Saturday, and free giveaways of rare coins, valuable banknotes, and collectible memorabilia will be held every day at the expo.
Doors at the Long Beach Expo will be open 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, and from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C, 100 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802. For more information, please check out the Long Beach Expo Attractions page (www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions).
About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading international trade show in the coin, banknote, stamp, and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. Located in Long Beach, California, the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its three shows held three times per year, hosted by Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner and Coinflation. To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit www.longbeachexpo.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.