PSA New York Comic-Con 2019 Sweepstakes Official Rules



  1. ELIGIBILITY: The PSA New York Comic-Con 2019 Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, then such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Collectors Universe, Inc. and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  2. HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins on September 18, 2019, at 1:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on October 6, 2019 at 12:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside of the Entry Period will be disqualified. You can enter in one of three ways, collectively referred to as "Entries": (i) ("Online") by visiting (the "Sweepstakes Site"), and following the instructions provided at the Sweepstakes Site before Wednesday, October 2  at 7:00:00 p.m. ET; or (ii) ("Mail-In") by mailing a plain 3" x 5" piece of paper with your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip, daytime telephone number (area codes included), email address, and date of birth handwritten on the piece of paper, in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: PSA New York Comic-Con 2019 Sweepstakes, c/o Marketing Department PO Box 6180, Newport Beach, CA 92658, that is received no later than Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00:00 p.m. ET; or (iii) (At-Show) by scanning your official 2019 New York Comic Con entry badge at the PSA booth #2529 during the 2019 New York Comic Con, held at the Jacob Javitz Center 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001, October 3-6, 2019 before the close of the Entry Period. Entries must be received during the Entry Period as determined by Sponsor. Any attempt at entry except as stated above is void. There is no cost to register. Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted during the Entry Period. Once submitted, Entries cannot be modified, deleted or returned. Non-conforming Entries are void and will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any mass entries, reproductions, photocopies, late, lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected, damaged, inaccurate or incomplete Entries, or Entries made through use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, automated or programmed means, or Entries by any means which subvert the entry process or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services or "bots") or multiple email addresses will void all Entries by that entrant. 

    By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age) are void. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries. Proof of entering information at the Sweepstakes Site does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notification. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered on the date the entry is submitted.
  3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: A Winner ("Potential Winner") will be selected in a random drawing by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Winner drawing will happen on or about 1:00:00 p.m. ET on October 6, 2019. The Potential Winner will be notified by phone call and/or email using the email address provided in the Sweepstakes entry ("Prize Notification") and must respond by phone and/or email within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification (the "Deadline"), with Potential Winner's full name and a mailing address ("Mailing Information"), where Sponsor can send a declaration and/or affidavit of eligibility and release of claims (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Documents") and his/her prize (if warranted). The mailing address must be a street address. If any Potential Winner does not respond to the Prize Notification by the Deadline, such Potential Winner will be disqualified. Once Sponsor receives Potential Winner's Mailing Information, the prize will be mailed with signature confirmation, and Sponsor's obligation to deliver the prize will be deemed complete. Sponsor is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a Potential Winner to receive their Prize Notification. Return of any Prize, the inability of Sponsor to contact a Potential Winner, the failure of a Potential Winner to contact Sponsor in a timely manner, the inability of a Potential Winner to accept or receive the prize for any reason, and/or the non-acceptance by a Potential Winner of any prize for any reason will result in disqualification of such Potential Winner. A Potential Winner who receives a prize is known as a "Winner".
  4. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning the prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the contest period.
  5. PRIZE: The Winner will receive a Captain America Shield signed by Stan Lee, and custom framed with a Captain America comic book, as pictured and described on the Sweepstakes Site. No other prize substitutions allowed. Prize is non-transferable. 

    Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is current market price as determined by the published price from the respective source where Sponsor obtained the item for the giveaway. Winners may request the ARV of any item won and Sponsor will provide the information as asked.
  6. PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize values may be stated in United States dollars. If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in its sole and absolute discretion. No prize is exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. Winner is not entitled to any surplus between the actual retail value of his/her prize and it's stated ARV. 

    The Prize is provided "AS IS." Sponsor does not make, and expressly disclaims, any warranty, whether express, implied, or statutory (including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the prize is at the Winners' sole risk and Sponsor is not responsible for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility of all Winners. Prize will be awarded by email, U.S. Mail, Federal Express, UPS and/or other shipping method, in Sponsors' sole discretion, using the information provided in the Sweepstakes entry. If Winner is unable to participate in or accept the prize or any portion of a prize for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such Winner. Any and all activities related to prize are at the Winner's own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities.
  7. WINNING: One (1) winner will be selected by random from all eligible entries. Winner need not be present to win. Official notice to Winner will be sent by phone call and/or email. The prize must be claimed within thirty (30) days of notification. If the prize is not claimed, it will be awarded in a subsequent random drawing. If prize is unclaimed by second Winner it will awarded again until claimed. All taxes are sole responsibility of the Winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. To receive the prize, Winner must send a verifiable address to Collectors Universe, PSA Marketing Department, PO Box 6180, Newport Beach, 92658.
  8. TAXES AND COSTS RELATED TO THE PRIZE: Winners will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local, or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize.
  9. REPRESENTATIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes; (b) in entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant has complied with and will comply in all respects with these Official Rules and all applicable statutes, regulations and other laws; and (c) the information provided in the entrant's entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate and complete in all respects.
  10. RELEASE; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting a prize, participants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, together with their respective employees, directors, officers, attorneys and agents, including, without limitation, judging or administration of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to the Sweepstakes, their participation in the Sweepstakes and/or their participation in any prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s), and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of any prize or any item purchased with any prize, or participation in any prize-related activities). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
  11. PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GRANT OF RIGHTS: By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or by accepting a prize, participants agree to be contacted by Sponsor via e-mail in connection with the Sweepstakes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize constitutes each participant's and Winner's consent to the use of his/her name and/or likeness (voice, biographical information, city and state of residence, statements, opinions, photograph, and recording) in any media for advertising and promotional purposes (including, but not limited to, use on Sponsors' web sites and/or Facebook pages or other social media accounts) without additional compensation. By entering the Sweepstakes you agree that your email address will be added to the marketing database of PSA (a division of sponsor) and that you may receive marketing and informational emails from PSA. You have the option of unsubscribing from the PSA marketing database by following the unsubscribe directions contained in the PSA marketing emails you receive.
  12. CHANGES AND EARLY TERMINATION: If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual they reasonably believe has tampered with the entry process, operation of the Sweepstakes or Sweepstakes Site, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes without notice and to select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation or termination. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of human error, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to any entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.
  13. TAMPERING: Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant, in its sole discretion, if it determines such entrant is undermining or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes in any way, including by cheating, hacking, deception, tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, violating these Official Rules, engaging in unfair practices, or abusing, threatening or harassing any other entrant or any representatives of Sponsor. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  14. DISPUTES: Each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court California; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney's fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, the Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of California.
  15. MISCELLANEOUS: If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of Sponsors, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Sweepstakes-related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of any third party, product, or service. For name of Winner or a copy of the Official Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Collectors Universe-PSA "Winner/Official Rules," PO Box 6180, Newport Beach, 92658. Winner and Official Rules will be sent once Winner has been verified and prize has been awarded.
  16. GENERAL RULES: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, terminate or suspend all or portion of this Sweepstakes should non-authorized human interference, fraud, printing errors, Internet viruses, hackers or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper operation of this Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late or illegible entries. Sponsor is not liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from acceptance or use of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Information provided for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy located at
  17. SPONSOR: Collectors Universe, PSA Marketing Department, PO Box 6180, Newport Beach, 92658. ("Sponsor").