Fans of Pawn Stars know how Rick Harrison loves sports memorabilia, but it was son Corey who knew a good deal when he saw it. Rick and the Old Man were skeptical.
When Corey Harrison, a/k/a Big Hoss declined to call in the Pawn Stars’ expert at valuing sports memorabilia prior to buying something that looked valuable and unique, dad Rick allowed it.
“I’m trying to give my son more responsibility,” he said. How else to test his son’s ability to follow in the Harrison family tradition?
It didn’t keep him from thinking Corey had spent $2,750 on a money losing item.
He and grandpa Richard did their usual bit of ridicule. No one is that smart to value something like that without confirmation of its worth, right?
Corey dealt with the criticism as he always does, with a smart mouth and a determined attitude.
He’s used to it and in this replay of an episode from earlier in the year, he was victorious. Read about another episode when Corey was forced to admit he needed eyeglasses.
Jeremy, the owner of Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia in Las Vegas, confirmed the uniqueness of a printed program from the first ever NFL Championship game played in Chicago.
It occurred in 1932 and took place in Chicago. It was needed to break a tie in the win-loss records of the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans, who became the Detroit Lions.
What made it special, despite its fire damage was the venue listed on the program.
Supposed to take place at Wrigley Field, a huge snow storm took the game indoors to the old Chicago Stadium. There were few if any left of the programs listing Wrigley.
Jeremy called it the Holy Grail of football programs and that a collector might pay up to $10,000 for it.
The 1932 game was such a success that the league split into two divisions to enable a yearly championship contest.
As fans of Pawn Stars know, “I told you so,” rarely brings satisfaction if Rick and the Old Man were on the other side of the story.
Nonetheless, Corey was correct, despite his father telling him he was just lucky.
Odd item Of The Night
When a seller trotted in with a an exploding dye pack used to foil bank robbers, Rick was concerned that it was property of the Federal Reserve and not legal to resell.
He was calmed about that by, wise old Mar,k the Clark Country Museum Administrator.
Rick was holding one that was manufactured by a private company to fit $10,000 bills.
As a robber left the building the dye hidden inside the carved out stack of bills would explode, rendering the stolen cash useless.
While it was a great piece that Rick believed would draw in customers just to view it, he wouldn’t go higher than $175.00 despite the customer looking for close to $500.00.
A deal was made and the customer realized he had to be practical about negotiating with the likes of Rick Harrison.