ABC’s reality series Ball Boys, about the ins and outs of running a sports card and sports memorabilia store, takes a couple of weeks off before returning to the air May 12. That means a time for a little publicity tour.
Robbie Davis Sr., his son and young cohorts were on National Public Radio this week. They say the Saturday afternoon show that’s been airing each week since late March, portrays them just as they are. The show has generally been well received.
Born in the same production studio that created the mega hit Pawn Stars for Discovery, Ball Boys features visits from current and former pro sports stars along with the requisite visits by folks with vintage and autographed items to sell and tours of major east coast collections (Dr. Nick DePace and Kevin Heffner among them).
There are no hired actors on the show. Sweet Lou and Shaggy, referred to by a nickname so that there weren’t three Robbies on the show, started out as young customers, then became employees.
Listen to the interview below.
The show returns May 12. According to ABC PR, Florida Marlins leftfielder Logan Morrison “stops by to mess with Sweet Lou, and Junior upsets his dad during a tough negotiation. The discovery of a Babe Ruth rookie card makes the boys wonder if they just struck gold, so Senior brings it to the Babe Ruth Museum and gets more than he bargained for.”