Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 12/5/11
I love the History Channel show Pawn Stars.  The eclectic pawn shop located in Las Vegas, Nevada has turned into its own tourist destination and the according to Rick Harrison, the shop's owner, business has never been better.  With a lagging economy I think just about everyone is thinking of other ways to try to supplement their income.  I have no doubt that the show has had more than a few people to scrounge around their attics and basements for items they knew they once had with the hopes of scoring big on something they had long since discarded.  Yet that's just half the show.  The random variety of items that come through their shop from super bowl rings to obscure gadgets but either way its a fun way to learn more about history.  Since I deal with history on a daily basis, I love the obscure factoids and the banter between Rick, Cory, the Old Man and Chumlee makes it funny and entertaining otherwise it would be just another version of PBS' Antiques Road Show.  The wheeling and...
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