From ‘Pawn Stars’ To Sports Card Collectibles: Inside The Rebirth Of Transactional TV

Amid a recession, it’s déjà vu all over again as Brent Montgomery channels the hunt for hidden treasures into a wave of new programming that includes Netflix’s Goldin Auctions, History’s Secret Restoration and a project with collectible asset platform Rally. Above: Brent Montgomery is leading the charge back into the so-called “transactional TV” genre with shows featuring rare collectibles including Prince’s Purple Rain costume and a Mickey Mantle rookie card.