Long Beach Expo to Include ‘Pawn Stars’ Casting Team Looking for Sports Items

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,” emphasized East.

The Leftfield Pictures casting team will be available on the last two days of the show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

A “Pawn Stars” item information sheet also is online at www.LongBeachExpo.com and it should be filled out before bringing items to the casting event.

PSA/DNA Principal Autograph Authenticator Steve Grad (seen here in discussion with Rick Harrison at a videotaping of "Pawn Stars") will meet with collectors and accept submissions at the June 2014 Long Beach Expo.

PSA/DNA Principal Autograph Authenticator Steve Grad (seen here in discussion with Rick Harrison at a videotaping of “Pawn Stars”) will meet with collectors and accept submissions at the June 2014 Long Beach Expo.

“The Pawn Stars are always on the lookout for sellers of unique and interesting historical items.  If you have a rare item that you want to sell or pawn, this could be your chance to be part of the show and eventually have Rick, Corey or ‘The Old Man’ assess your valuable items and make you an offer you can’t refuse!,” said Martin Hardy, casting director of Pawn Stars.

“If you have sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, autographed documents or collectibles that you want to sell, then we want to meet you in Long Beach,” Hardy stated.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.  Show hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe Inc. (NASDQ: CLCT), parent company of psaand PSA/DNA Authentication Services.  Nationally-known autograph expert Steve Grad, Principal Autograph Authenticator of PSA/DNA, is one of the experts who 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; no T3, Supersize, Coins, Pins or Autograph cards.

The turnaround time for each special will be approximately 50 business day.

For additional information about the June 5 – 7 show, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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