Dodgers Day Coming to the Long Beach Expo

Legendary Dodgers player, coach and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, along with current Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, pitcher Kenley Jansen and former Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees star Darryl Strawberry, will meet fans and sign autographs on Sept.28, 2013, during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, which runs Sept. 26-28.

Tommy Lasorda is headed to Long Beach.

Tommy Lasorda is headed to Long Beach.

The Expo’s “Dodgers Day” event will be in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, located at 100 S. Pine Ave.

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997, Lasorda will sign autographs from 10 a.m. to Noon. The cost is $89 per item and an additional $39 for a personalized inscription.

Current Dodgers stars Ellis and Jansen, will sign from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The autograph fees for Ellis are $29 and $10 additional for an inscription, and $35 and $10, respectively, for Jansen.

Strawberry, a forceful player for 17 seasons in the major leagues who hit 28 homes runs his first year with the Dodgers in 1991, will be available from Noon to 1:30 pm. The cost is $39 for an autograph and $15 for an inscription.

“Representatives of PSA/DNA Authentication Services will be available onsite to immediately certify the signatures,” said Cassi East, president of the Long Beach Expo, a division of Collectors Universe Inc. “The show also will feature some of the top sports memorabilia dealers in the country buying and selling historic sports treasures.”

The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible 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 century-old U.S. silver dollar to registered visitors.

The show will be open to the public Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 28, 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.  Discount coupons and a Schedule of Events are available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com. For additional information or to pre-purchase autograph tickets, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email LBExpo@collectors.com.

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