Rick Harrison took a break from the 2,000 to 3,000 daily visitors to his Gold & Silver Pawn Shop last night to chat with David Letterman. He even brought a few choice specimens from his cases. Among them, a circa 1900 railroad lantern with original red glass lens, valued at $600; a $10,000 Babe Ruth autographed baseball (sadly, shellacked) and an authentic Olympic gold coin valued at $8,000.
Letterman even shows Harrison a few items from his own collection, including a compressed air pop gun that shoots corks. The interview is great – Letterman is at his best around down-to-Earth guys, like Harrison, who make it big.
Check it out:
Were you as impressed as I was that Letterman is a fan of vintage items? You shouldn’t be. A longtime fan of the Indy 500, Letterman wrote the forward to the new commemorative book Indianapolis 500: A Century of Excitement.
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