It won’t be the first time it’s been done, but there’s a sports memorabilia reality show in the works.
That’s according to Bloomberg, which reported Thursday that the new show would be centered around the daily business at Goldin Auctions.
Back in 2012, ABC aired several episodes of a show called Ball Boys, which was shot at Grey Flannel Auctions. Around the same time, Discovery shot All Star Dealers at a hobby shop in Baltimore.
Neither had a long life, but that hasn’t stopped producers from shopping the idea around to streaming services and cable networks. Apparently, there’s plenty of interest.
According to Bloomberg, one of the people spearheading the Goldin show is Brent Montgomery, who was the executive producer of Ball Boys. He was also a driving force behind the runaway hit Pawn Stars. Two years later, Montgomery eventually sold his company, Leftfield Pictures, and he’s now the CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment, which has produced a large number of entertainment shows.
Bloomberg’s sources indicate Montgomery has partnered with former ESPN 30 for 30 producer Connor Schell, who recently started his own production company with financing from The Chernin Group. That’s the firm which recently poured $40 million into Goldin Auctions.