Pawn Stars: Chum Shocked by Comic Book Appraisal (Season 13) | History

Pawn Stars: Chum Shocked by Comic Book Appraisal (Season 13) | History

December 10, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


CHUMLEE: How you doing?
XAN: Hey. How are you? What do you have here? I brought you Bob Hope– his original comic from 1950. Hey, Rick. RICK: What? CHUMLEE: Check this out. It’s a Bob Hope comic book. Oh, that’s pretty cool. Do you know who Bob Hope is? “The Price Is Right.” No. That’s Bob Barker. This is Bob Hope. Different old Bob. You know, Bob Hope and
Bing Crosby– like, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Who? Like Harold and Kumar. OK.
RICK: All right? OK. [LAUGHS] [DING] Bob Hope– he was a
pretty amazing guy. He entertained troops in
World War II, Korea, Vietnam. He was the only honorary
veteran in the United States because he did so much
stuff for the USO, live to be 100 years old. 100? Yep. And when he was in a
movie, it made money. He was so popular, he
had his own comic book. CHUMLEE: Sweet. RICK (VOICEOVER): Bob Hope was
an absolute Hollywood legend. He was in over 70 films. And he hosted The
Academy Awards 19 times. I’m just afraid anyone
under the age of 50 doesn’t really know who he is. So where did you get this? I actually got this
on an online auction. RICK: OK. Well, it looks in
relatively good shape. I assume you want to sell it? Yes. How much do you want for it? XAN: I believe it might
be worth about $500. RICK: I don’t know
how collectible Bob Hope is, to tell you the truth. I just have no idea
what the demand would be for this due to the
fact that it’s not an action hero.
It’s Bob Hope. It’s a little weird.
– Right. Yeah.
– OK? Do you mind if I have
someone look at it? That’d be great. I have a friend in town. Yeah, he grades
comics for a living. He knows what he’s doing. I’ll be right back. I’ll give him a call. And we’ll go from there, OK? Great. XAN (VOICEOVER): I’m glad
and expert’s coming in to look at the comic just to
be sure that it’s all there and to get their
opinion on the grade. [CHA-CHING] PAUL LITCH: Ah, a
Bob Hope Number 1. RICK: I mean, the whole
weird thing is it’s Bob Hope. It’s not like he’s a superhero. PAUL LITCH: Yeah. In the ’50s, superheroes
were going down. They– they weren’t as popular. And so what DC started to
do is license celebrities. They did stories in here
that would relate to some of the movies coming out. So they kind of did some
cross marketing there. RICK: OK. PAUL LITCH (VOICEOVER): The
Bob Hope comic ran from Issue 1 from 1950 all the way to 1968. I mean, 18 years for a continual
run on a comic is pretty great. RICK: So what’s the
grade on this thing? PAUL LITCH: All right. Well, it looks pretty nice. It’s got a few creases,
tear along the spine there. Doesn’t look restored at all. Little bit of tanning, a
chip out at the top right. You know, I think CGC
would give it about a 6.0. RICK: The big question
is, what’s it worth? I would put a certified
6.0 price at around $600. That’s the price. But are they easy to sell? PAUL LITCH: I mean, most people
my age, we– we know Bob Barker more than we know Bob Hope. Told you. RICK: So you’re calling me old? No. You are old. I’m just stating a fact. [LAUGHS] Anyway, I think at
$600, you can’t go wrong. RICK: OK. Thanks, man. I really appreciate it.
– You got it, Rick. Anytime.
– All right. – Good to see you again.
– See you next time. Take care. People love first issues. Issue 1s always are collectible. How fast Rick will sell
it, I really can’t say. I know he gets a lot of foot
traffic through the shop. And I think he should
be able to move it. RICK: So what’s your
best price of this? XAN: Well, if it’s worth $600
and I’m only asking $500, I hope that’s a
great deal for Bob. CHUMLEE: I think Bob
would say the price is gonna have to be right. [LAUGHS] RICK: [LAUGHS] I mean, your problem
here is it’s Bob Hope. I mean, unless you’re
over 50, no one really knows who Bob Hope is anymore. I think it’s gonna
be a tough sell. I’ll give you $300 for it. How about $400? I’ll give you $325. And I won’t go a penny more. I mean, that, literally, is it. Congratulations. Well, thanks, man. I appreciate it. The price is right. [LAUGHS] RICK: [LAUGHS] All right. Let’s go write it up. XAN (VOICEOVER): I
believe it was a win-win for that particular price. I’m gonna give the
money to my wife. And I have no idea what the
hell she’s gonna do with it. [CHA-CHING] RICK: [LAUGHS] CHUMLEE: What are
you laughing at? RICK: This Bob Hope comic. COREY: Bob Hope comic book? RICK: Yeah. You know Bob Hope. He, like, did New
Year’s Eve for, like, years, and years, and years. He’s got the airport named
after him in California. That was “Dick
Clark’s Rocking Eve.” COREY: It’s not Dick Clark
International Airport. RICK: I know. It’s Bob Hope
International Airport. Never mind. I’m just telling you, those
old comedians have nothing on the new wave of comedians. RICK: Why is it that all
you guys ever want to do is argue with me? COREY: You’re always saying
I refuse to learn anything. I learned that Bob Hope and Dick
Clark aren’t the same person. No kidding. Maybe you’ll grow
a brain one day. CHUMLEE: Coming from
the guy reading comics. COREY: Old Bob Hope comics. CHUMLEE: [LAUGHS]