Collector's Call

Sundays at 6:30 PM

eastern (on most MeTV stations)
MeTV Network, America's No. 1 classic television network, proudly presents an original TV series, Collector's Call. Hosted by Lisa Whelchel (Blair on The Facts of Life), the unscripted series introduces you to some of the biggest collectors of pop culture memorabilia in the country.

Next Airings

  • 6/11 6:30PMHollywood Cars- Brian Grams
    "Combining his love for Hollywood and his background as director of his family-owned car museum, Brian Grams has amassed a spectacular collection of movie and TV cars. Whether it's Greased Lightning, the Batmobile, or even the iconic station wagon the Griswold's drove, Brian's brought Hollywood history to this Midwest museum. Our appraiser and pop culture expert, Kate Martin, will evaluate this multi-million dollar collection and then attempt a trade she hopes will result in a Hollywood ending for both of them."
  • 6/18 6:30PMGarfield- Cathy and Robert Kothe
    "With over 6000 unique pieces of Garfield memorabilia, it’s no surprise Cathy Kothe holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection dedicated to the lasagna-loving cat. As a young child, she became enamored with the Sunday comic, and that love snowballed into a house filled with orange tabby cats. We’re joined by Cathy’s husband, Robert, who embraces life amongst the orange felines and refers to himself as Cathy’s greatest “enabler.” The couple co-authored a book, “Loves Garfield,” documenting their collecting adventures over the years. Nancy Vega, the President of the Garfield Gathering, joins us as we explore this massive collection, and she’s found one Garfield collectible that Cathy doesn’t have to offer in an enticing trade."
  • 6/25 6:30PMToys- Nick Mayor
    "Husband and wife Nick Mayor and Jen LeMasters were drawn together by their love of all things weird and wonderful. Now their home is an eccentric floor-to-ceiling showpiece of vintage toys, nostalgia items, and the occasional unclassifiable oddity. Lisa joins them for a look at some of their standout treasures – including a very rare “Alien” action figure and a spectacular Masters of the Universe ride-on Battle Cat. Joining them is vintage toy vendor Michael Tomaso, who puts a value on Nick and Jen’s entire collection, then attempts to lure them into a trade for one of their most prized items with a double-barrel offer he’s sure they can’t refuse. Though what he wants in return might be a problem."
*available in most MeTV markets


Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1

Ep : Meet Paul

Paul Lisnek has been collecting Hollywood props and memorabilia for decades, as well as an extensive collection of U.S. historical political items including Presidential signatures and locks of hair.

Ep : Meet Rick

Rick Goldschmidt loved the toys of his youth so much that, as he grew older, he didn’t give them away — he bought more! Rick has a collection that now literally covers every surface and wall of his entire house.

Ep : Meet Deb

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.

Ep : Meet Zac

Zac Vege has loved the rock band KISS since he was a kid — and he has the basement to prove it. His collection of all things KISS includes Ace Frehley-designed guitars and an original KISS pinball machine.

Ep : Meet Walter

Collector Walter Krueger shows host Lisa Whelchel through his giant and valuable collection of all things related to The Wizard of Oz. Walter’s collection fills his house — and a series of secret rooms!

Ep : Meet Jim P.

Guitarist Jim Peterik, formerly of Survivor, is known for hit songs like "Eye of the Tiger," as well his work with .38 Special and the Ides of March. His collection of 193 guitars contains some true rarities.

Ep : Meet Dan

Dan Thielmann has been collecting Coca-Cola items for 35 years and has an extensive collection of items dating back to the 1920s. We’ve brought along Coca-Cola collector Darrell Noble to put an estimated value on Dan’s collection — and he’s brought some Coca-Cola items from his own collection in hopes of making a trade with Dan.

Ep : Meet Jim E.

Artist Jim Engel is a cartoonist and toy designer by trade, so it’s no surprise that he is the proud owner of a comic-book art collection more than five decades in the making. See the original artwork for Marvel’s Avengers No. 53, Jack Kirby work, and original artwork from a 1977 Captain America issue. Will he trade some of it for a statue of Doc Savage?

Ep : Meet Dwight

Collector Dwight Cleveland shares his collection of more than 4,500 vintage movie posters. For decades Dwight has been collecting these rare posters, including a Czech poster for King Kong, an Italian print for Casablanca and rare Disney gems. Is he willing to trade one away?

Ep : Meet Christen

Christen Carter began collecting pinback buttons as a young girl with a Snoopy button. That hobby grew into a business, and a non-profit museum, the Busy Beaver Button Museum. Certified appraiser Judy Martin values the button collection and has brought along a rare Muhammad Ali button to make a trade.

Ep : Meet Gordon

Fire Chief Gordon Nord collects all things fire related. A firefighter for more than four decades, Gorde has been collecting fire-related items for just as long, including vintage fire extinguishers, fireboxes, helmets with shields, and vintage toys.

Ep : Meet Sean

Sean Kelly has been playing video games his whole life and collecting them for nearly as long. He turned his passion into both a retail business and a museum, the National Videogame Museum. Sean's collection includes a prototype of the Sega Neptune System and the ultra-rare Atari Video Life game cartridge in its original box.

Ep : Meet Candace

Candace Jordan has loved books since she was a young girl. Today, this former Playboy Playmate is a collector of rare books. Candace's impressive collection includes three first-edition Harry Potter books — with personal notes from J.K. Rowling to her father on the title pages!