Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Television Tuesday: "King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch," and the Pricey Power of Keepsakes

"King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch," is in some ways a six-episode infomercial for Ken Goldin and his auction house. It is emphasized how the empire was built from the ground up with hard work. Multiple times we witness the Goldin auction house take rare collectibles across the finish line in high-stake auctions that only Goldin and his crew could pull off. It would be irritating, but everyone is actually entertaining despite some employees coming across as, "Douchey," but still relatively good-hearted. Some of the collectibles are quite interesting too, with Goldin known for its sports associations but also working with everything from comics to historical pieces, to Beanie Babies. I will say that Robbie Davis Senior and Robbie Davis Junior are absolute hoots and skilled at scouting for Goldin. I would honestly watch a show about just them doing their thing thanks to how funny and smart they are.

The show generally has a format of a buyer coming to the headquarters or the team going to the buyer. Then an item is acquired (or items) and goes up for auction and sells for crazy money. Throw in some celebrity cameos ranging from humorous (Peyton Manning, Ric Flair) to random (Drake) to annoying (Logan Paul), and you've got a general idea of how an episode goes. If you enjoy programs such, as "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," or, "Antiques Roadshow," then you have a solid idea of what you're getting with Ken Goldin and his staff--although this show is a bit zanier than those programs thanks to the varied, "Cast." Plus, there are often a lot higher stakes with multi-million dollar collectibles. Samii and I were entertained and would keep tuning in should another season be produced. It's worth a watch just to witness the insane money collectibles and souvenirs can bring in nowadays.

5 out of 5 Stars.

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