The first customer had an old police sketch kit. It was called an Identi-kit and it was invented in 1959 as a way for regular police officers to compare over 50,000 features on a human face and create a composite sketch of a wanted person. The guy found it at a yard sale and wanted $1,000. It was a 1975 model and Rick was very interested in it. Chum and the customer tried to create a sketch of Rick with the different combinations. Chum was very impressed, but the final product did not look like Rick at all. Rick offered $500 off the bat and worked up to a firm $600 offer. They made the deal and the guy was very happy.
A guy came in with some rare baseball items. He had molds to make miniature Hall of Fame busts of John McGraw and Joe DiMaggio. The mini busts were smaller versions of the actual sized ones in Cooperstown. Joe DiMaggio was a great baseball player and Rick was very impressed with his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Rick needed an expert to confirm the molds were worth any amount of money. Sports memorabilia expert Jeremy came in to evaluate the pieces. Jeremy was a bit nervous about the size of the molds, but he was able to confirm they were real. The value for the lot was put at $2,000 to 2,800. Rick and the customer were very far apart on the deal at first and they negotiated a deal at $1,300.
The Sturgis motorcycle rally is coming up and Rick and Corey were excited to go. Chumlee wanted to go, but his bike was broke. Rick told Chumlee, “sorry, maybe next year”. Corey, Rick, and the Old Man decided to surprise Chumlee with a new motorcycle for his 30th birthday and let him go on the Sturgis trip, but they needed to find a bike first.
Trivia of the show: What was the first Harley Davidson carburetor made of? (Answer Below)
Corey went to check out a 1985 Harley-Davidson FXR he found online. It was the bike of choice for Hell’s Angle members in the 1980’s, which made it very popular. The guy had a lot of money into the motorcycle, but had to sell it because he was moving soon. The guy wanted $10,500, but Corey was nervous about all the work done to the bike. He decided to call in an expert to check it out before they even negotiated. Danny came out to check out the motorcycle and was impressed with the look and feel of the bike. Danny loved the bike and praised the owner for his taste, but he still only valued it at $7,000-7,500. Corey offered only $5,000 for his first offer and went up to $6,500 and the guy accepted the deal.
Corey brought up the Sturgis trip again later in the show to rub it in Chumlee’s face, but he still kept the surprise from him until the bike was ready to ride.
A guy came in with a 1950s Murray Pedal Car. The things were very expensive for the day. They were made to resemble real cars and even made the same way. The guy asked $325, but the Old Man only offered $200 because of the need for a major restoration. They settled on $250 for the deal and both parties were happy.
Trivia Answer: Tomato Cans were used in the 1902 model.