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Old 05-07-2021, 06:06 AM
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Default Ken Goldin TV show

Trading-Card Mania Inspires New Reality-TV Show From Maker of ‘Pawn Stars’

The series would profile Ken Goldin and his sports-memorabilia auction house, which has seen demand explode during the pandemic

By Lucas Shaw
May 6, 2021, 2:30 PM CDT

The market for trading cards and other sports memorabilia, which boomed during the pandemic, is now getting the reality-TV treatment.

Brent Montgomery, the producer behind “Pawn Stars,” and Connor Schell, formerly of ESPN, are teaming up to make a show about trading-card impresario Ken Goldin and his company, Goldin Auctions. They’ve met with several streaming services and TV networks about the project, according to people familiar with the situation.

Interest in trading cards has skyrocketed over the past couple of years, fueled by younger people with spare cash treating cards like stocks or bonds. They buy cards of younger players they like, in the hopes that the value will increase as that athlete excels. Goldin’s company has emerged as the leading auction house in the industry. It has already sold more than $150 million worth of merchandise this year, and is in the early stages of a new auction that Goldin believes will generate an additional $50 million or more.

Goldin is the kind of outsized personality designed for reality TV. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of sports and memorabilia, and already goes live on Instagram several days a week to open new packs of cards. The proposed reality-TV show has become the subject of a bidding war, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

Montgomery made a fortune with “Pawn Stars,” which chronicled a quirky family-run pawn shop a couple of miles off the Las Vegas Strip. The success of that show enabled him to sell a majority stake in his company, Leftfield Pictures, to British broadcaster ITV Plc for $360 million.

Montgomery now runs a company called Wheelhouse, which produces shows and invests in media and commerce companies. For help with trading cards, he turned to Schell, who worked on the “30 for 30” documentary series at Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN. Schell left ESPN last year to start his own production company with financing from the Chernin Group.

The Chernin Group has its own connection to Goldin. It agreed to acquire a controlling stake in the auction house earlier this year.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:24 AM
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I'd rather see Don West return to TV.

He used to crack me up!

I still catch some old stuff on YouTube just for the laughs.


And when Ken would be on the show, either on the phone or in person, all I cold do was shake my head and wonder why?
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:50 AM
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Ugh...not more programming in the vein of Pawn Stars. The format is so contrived and worn out.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:22 AM
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This has NOTHING to do with Pawn Stars
Did everyone here like “ Last Dance”? well that is our producer.
Just happens that the creator of Pawn Stars is our production company.
The show will be about the high value cards in the hobby, Undiscovered treasures, The rare finds, athlete collections, the lottery ticket aspect of someone pulling a $4 million card from a $6 pack .( like lot 3 in Goldin Elite), visits to hobby shops, etc, and eveything that goes in in a business that grew from $800k in 2012 to $27 million in 2019 and on a pace to exceed $400 million this year. If you love cards you will love it. Very positive for the hobby

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Old 05-07-2021, 10:16 AM
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So basicly the shows not geared towards the average collector since you said its more for high end card value cards and athlete collections so us little guys are pretty much watching the show about cards will never own. How exciting.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:48 AM
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Don't believe the naysayers, they'll be watching too.

Can't wait....much success!!!
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:01 PM
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The more people that are watching TV shows about cards and memorabilia, the better.
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