In an episode from Season 6 of “Pawn Stars,” Rick and the Old Man considered a collection of baseball pins. It featured some of the best players from the 1930s and ’40s, such as Babe Ruth. It also included pins supporting Jackie Robinson and other players who broke Major League Baseball’s racial barrier in the late 1940s, as well as pins for relocated teams like the St. Louis Browns and the Boston Braves. Even Rick had to admit the collection was historic.
The collection’s owner, Mike, wanted a minimum of $1,500 for the collection. His initial ask was $7,500, which prompted Rick to bring in an appraiser. The appraiser was more impressed, noting the rarity of some of the pins, but also pointing out that they were in less than mint condition. His estimate was $2,500.
After some back and forth, Rick and Mike eventually settled on $1,500. Mike didn’t get as much as he wanted, and Rick doubted that he could find a buyer. But overall, everyone walked away happy.