Ball Boys - Season 1 Episodes
“Lord of the Ring”
Store owner Robbie Sr. introduces viewers to his shop and searches for a very special Notre Dame gift for a client's husband on his birthday. Robbie is forced to buy an expensive item from an off-site dealer, hoping he can turn a profit with the client back home, knowing he risks never selling it to anyone else if she doesn't care for it. Later, a customer brings in a Cleveland Browns helmet autographed by Jim Brown himself... but is it an authentic signature? To find out, Robbie Sr. asks his friend, the football legend, to pay the shop a visit to have a look himself, and eventually Brown presides over an awkward negotiation over his own autograph. Plus, does an unsigned baseball caught by a fan over the glove of Baltimore Orioles Right Fielder Nick Markakis have any monetary value? One eager customer certainly thinks so... but does Robbie agree?
“Take Your Base”
The boys visit a multi-million dollar collection in search of a birthday gift for Senior, and end up haggling over a piece of Yankee history. Meanwhile, Junior is introduced to the man who invented the World Series, and Senior tries to buy a Packers jersey that belongs in the Hall of Fame.
“Strike It Rich”
Former NBA star Jalen Rose swings by to educate Junior in basketball, while Senior negotiates with a customer who literally crosses the line. Sweet Lou and Junior go to bat for a Minneapolis Twins fan looking to surprise his dad for his birthday, while the boys barter for a 1940s Philadelphia Eagles football signed by a Hollywood icon. Plus, Sweet Lou misbehaves in the store and Senior contemplates his punishment.
“Shirts and 'Skins”
To Sweet Lou's lament, Senior rewards Shaggy with a trip to see one of the greatest - and strangest - Washington Redskins collections in the world. Meanwhile, a Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves jersey forces to boys to be creative during negotiation with the owner, and things get personal when Junior is offered a chance to purchase a Magic Johnson signed basketball. In addition, Shaggy and Sweet Lou get into an argument about the recent All-Star baseball game.
The boys come face to face with Mickey Mantle's Triple Crown and the first-ever Heisman trophy. Also, Sweet Lou tries to impress Senior by getting down and dirty with a questionable transaction, while Junior has a close encounter with one of the worst basketball teams in history.
“Place Your Bats”
The all-time hit king, Pete Rose, teaches Sweet Lou how to keep his eye on the ball; an eccentric Los Angeles Lakers fan sends the boys to the Holy Grail of sports memorabilia collections; and a customer brings in a bat he once took from Don Mattingly.
Sweet Lou's competence is tested after a 4-year-old girl puts him to shame. Meanwhile, a college kid tries selling a Bo Jackson jersey he found in the unlikeliest of places, and the boys track down a meaningful item for a passionate Philadelphia Flyers fan.
“The Book of Ruth”
“Don't Hassle the HOF”
Major League Football legend Jim Brown goes head to head with Senior in a game of old school football. Plus, it's Sweet Lou's birthday, and Junior surprises him with a private tour of the most exclusive artifacts in the Cooperstown Hall of Fame and then lets him negotiate a monster deal.
“The Art of the Sale”
NFL legend Art Donovan teaches Sweet Lou a lesson about the value of hard work. The boys have trouble closing a deal, causing Senior to worry about the shop's future. Tension mounts over a pair of baseballs signed by American presidents, and Junior unearths a basketball collection unlike anything he's ever seen.