Casting representatives from Leftfield Pictures, the company that produces the popular "Pawn Stars" television show for the History Channel, will be at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7.
"They want to talk with visitors about vintage sports memorabilia and other interesting items they might want to consign or sell at the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas," said Expo President Cassi East.
"Sellers of all types of historical items are encouraged to come meet the casting director and producer. This will be an exciting opportunity for anyone to bring in items for evaluation and for a possible appearance on a future 'Pawn Stars' episode," she said in a news release.
The Leftfield Pictures casting team will be available on the last two days of the show from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7.
The three-day Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., Thursday, June 5, to Saturday, June 7. Admission is free for visitors who register in advance online at www.LongBeachExpo.com and use the "Get Passes" Promo Code PAWNSTARS. "Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click 'Get Passes,' enter the special Promo Code, PAWNSTARS, and print out the coupon to present at the show's registration desk," said East.
A "Pawn Stars" item information sheet also is online at http://www.LongBeachExpo.com and it should be filled out before bringing items to the casting event.
At the door, admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16. Show hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Steve Grad, Principal Autograph Authenticator of PSA/DNA, will assist in the evaluation of customers' items on the "Pawn Stars" program.
Grad and other members of the PSA/DNA team will be doing on-site authentication of autographs at the PSA booth (#1540, located directly across from the "Pawn Stars" casting booth).
PSA also will be accepting submissions of trading cards, tickets and unopened packs at the show, and will offer two special discounts exclusively for submissions received at the Long Beach Expo.
Special #1 is $5.50 per item for authentication and grading of all sports and non-sports cards from 1956 to present with declared values of less than $100 per card and a minimum of 50 cards submitted. Only Standard, Tallboy and Thick or Patch cards will be accepted for this special discount; no Supersize, Coins, Pins or Autographs.
Special #2 is $5.75 per item for pre-1956 sports and non-sports cards with declared values of less than $100 per card and a minimum of 25 cards per submission. Only Standard size and Tallboy cards quality for the special discount. T3, Supersize, Coins, Pins or Autograph cards are not included.
The turnaround time for each special will be approximately 50 business days.