Collector's Call

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Collector's Call, Hosted by Lisa Whelchel (Blair on The Facts of Life), the 13-episode unscripted series will introduce you to some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Me-TV
2 Seasons, 45 Episodes
April 7, 2019
Documentary & Biography
8.0/10
Cast: Lisa Whelchel
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Collector's Call
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Collector's Call Full Episode Guide

  • You might say Patric Parkey & Harrell Gabehart are big fans of Dolly Parton. Their house is filled with every kind of Dolly Parton memorabilia imaginable including the bedroom furniture from her personal Dollywood suite.

  • It's all about bikes for enthusiast Rodney Griffis, owner of an extensive collection of antique bicycles; some of Rodney's prized possessions include a near-mint Schwinn Apple Krate Stingray and a 1947 Whizzer motorized bike.

  • Accountant and philanthropist Rick Heinz has been collecting sports memorabilia and art for over 40 years; some of his treasures include a jacket signed by nearly 200 NFL Hall of Famers and several baseballs autographed by former U.S. presidents.

  • Rodney Shiflett is the ultimate Batman fan, with a collection of over 2,000 Dark Knight-related items displayed in his basement "Batcave"; his collection includes comic books, toys, and lithographs signed by the co-creator of Batman, Bob Kane.

  • Michael Knight and Mel Gutherie's stunning collection of classic Hollywood cars and memorabilia has been featured at various Comic-Cons throughout the country; items in their collection range from the Batmobile to Scooby Doo's "Mystery Machine."

  • Bryan Watkins doesn't just loved Lucy, he collects everything about her; some of his acquisitions include a bullfighter hat worn onscreen by Desi Arnaz; and a female "I Love Lucy" baby doll pulled from the shelves after she gave birth to a boy.

  • Sheri Goldstrom builds a car museum to show off her family's collection of antique vehicles, which ranges from a 1918 dump truck to a 1956 Chevy; Chris Clyne tries to put a dollar amount on Sheri's collection and pull off a trade with a 1940 Ford.

  • Allen Stewart's Hall of Heroes superhero museum houses his collection of 65,000 comic books as well as a wide range of memorabilia, movie props and more; including a wooden Superman action figure and the comic that first cover-featured Wonder Woman.

  • Rick Lisnek collects everything related to the Beatles; among his most prized items are the infamous censored "Butcher" album cover; a very rare tin of Beatles talcum powder; and a vintage Beatles record player.

  • Jeff Bauspies is the Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of board games; his basement is packed with games arranged in alphabetical order, some of which are quite rare, including a 1941 edition of Monopoly.

  • Brian Smolik collects anything and everything with the Pac-Man design, including a Pac-Man bike and Pac-Man sleds; Tim Lapetino, a videogame historian who will appraise Brian's collection.

  • Karen collects Marilyn Monroe memorabilia for more than 30 years and amasses a collection of more than 2,000 items -- all proudly displayed in her museum-like "Marilyn Room."

  • As the Guinness World Record holder for the most Mickey Mouse memorabilia, you might say Janet Esteves is mad about Mickey; her collection, with over 14,000 items includes over 130 watches and a Swarovski crystal Mickey Mouse handbag.

  • Chris Stulz's obsession with all things Jim Henson that started with his childhood and Sesame Street continued into his adulthood, encompassing Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth-and of course, everything Muppets.

  • Actor Daniel Roebuck shares his collection of horror and science fiction movie memorabilia, including a mold of actor Peter Boyle's head used for a special effect in "Young Frankenstein" and a vintage Herman Munster doll signed by Fred Gwynne.

  • Eric Pfeifer's "Star Wars" collection is so vast it covers both floors and the basement of his house; it includes a braid of Chewbacca's hair; 1980s Han Solo and Lando Calirissian action figures; and a billboard that only fits in Eric's backyard.

  • Bryan Watkins doesn't just loved Lucy, he collects everything about her; some of his acquisitions include a bullfighter hat worn onscreen by Desi Arnaz; and a female "I Love Lucy" baby doll pulled from the shelves after she gave birth to a boy.

  • James Azrael is a movie costume collector; he considers himself the keeper of these iconic costumes for a moment in time; including from films like "Robocop," "The Terminator" and more.

  • Bill Leff is a radio talk show host who has amassed thousands of vintage toys, dolls and figurines which includes rare items that may be familiar to some Baby Boomers; Lisa brings along Mark Huckabone to appraise Bill's collection.

  • Jim Turano has attended over 193 Elton John concerts is building an unrivaled collection of memorabilia, including a costume jacket (with matching glasses) worn by Elton onstage; Lisa's bringing David Ashdown to appraise Jim's collection.

  • Mell Bravo has amassed a collection of more than 3,000 versions of Barbie and the collection is still growing; Mell estimates she spends $20,000 a year; Lisa's brought along certified appraiser Kate Martin to appraise the collection.

  • Jeff Viens has assembled an incredible collection of all things Lego, including the world's largest Lego trebuchet -which he built himself; Lisa brings Jim Demer, who will set a value on Jeff's collection.

  • Al Sorenson is a school teacher and artist, whose passion as a collector is celebrity-autographed memorabilia including a sketch he produced of Michael Jordan which "MJ" autographed; Lisa brings along sports memorabilia dealer Scott Ibarra.

  • His passion and knowledge of sneakers has led Errick "Unbreakable Kicks" Spencer to assemble an enormous and amazing collection of shoes, which he displays and then reviews on his YouTube channel for his many followers.

  • Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton collects memorabilia, including vintage pinball machines and guitars autographed by the Eagles and Bruce Springsteen; certified appraiser Judy Martin has something from the music world to offer as a trade item.

  • Fred likes toys, cars and TV and pop culture memorabilia; he makes a point of having these items signed and authenticated by celebrities, from a broken fender signed by race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to a ping-pong ball from Captain Kangaroo.

  • After the beloved actress Charlotte Rae passed away in 2018, her son, Larry Strauss, inherited her personal collection of memorabilia

  • Ed Montalvo is an engineer by day, Twilight Zone collector by night. He has roughly 1,600 unique The Twilight Zone related items in his collection, including a script signed by the show's creator, Rod Serling; props from the original The Twilight Zone series; and over 1,000 autographs of actors who appeared on the iconic show.

  • Elvis superfan George has spent decades building a collection covering the entire reign of the King of Rock and Roll. His hundreds of records, movie posters, fan magazines and more take up nearly every inch of his home. We've brought certified appraiser (and lifelong Elvis fan) Judy Martin to put a price on the collection. Judy has also brought a rare Elvis comic-book appearance that she'll try to persuade George to take in trade for one of his other treasures.

  • Mancow spends his days as a radio personality with a national following, but his true passion is his collection of movie, TV and music memorabilia, which he's been amassing over the past three decades. His good friend Barry Williams (Greg Brady of The Brady Bunch) guest stars!

  • "Jim Peterik is known for his hit songs like “Eye of the Tiger” when he was with the band Survivor as well his work with .38 Special and The Ides of March. But his collection of nearly 200 guitars is almost as memorable as the songs he plays on them. Jim shows Lisa several of his prized guitars including a near mint 1958 Les Paul, a 1968 Les Paul gold top, a 1968 Everly Brothers acoustic guitar, and a 1958 Gibson Flying V, of which only 93 were ever made. His friend of over 50 years and fellow Ides of March band mate, Bob Bergland, joins Jim. We’ve brought Dan Orkin, content director for Reverb, one of the premiere marketplaces for vintage music gear to appraise Jim’s collection. And Dan has brought one of his own personal, most treasured guitars, a 1964 Stratocaster, in hopes to make a trade with Jim for one of his prized guitars."

  • Walter Krueger shows Lisa through his collection of all things related to "The Wizard of Oz," including a first edition book by L. Frank Baum, promotional items for the film and costumes worn in the film.

  • Deb Hoffman doesn't just collect Winnie the Pooh items, she's in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest collection of Winnie the Pooh items. The nearly 18,000 pieces are spread across two houses that are next door to each other. Her collection includes a Winnie the Pooh costume from the Walt Disney World theme park, a mint condition set of Agnes Brush Winnie The Pooh character stuffed animals from the 1940's, an autographed photograph of actor Sterling Holloway, the original voice of Winnie the Pooh, and a limited edition Winnie The Pooh telephone. She's joined by her husband Gary who has been instrumental in helping Deb amass the collection and keep it clean and displayed. Certified appraiser Judy Martin will value the collection for us and as a twist she's brought along a very special surprise for Deb instead of a trade.

  • Rick Goldschmidt and his son have collections that include original Rankin/Bass relics, a limited edition coloring book given to children on the set of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and Captain Action toys.

  • Appraiser Kate Martin has a document signed by John Hancock that she hopes to trade with Paul Lisnek, who has a collection that includes locks of hair from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.