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December 30, 2014 12:24 ET

Antiques Roadshow Hits It Out of the Park With $1 Million Baseball Appraisal

PBS Series Premieres Season 19 With Record-Breaking Memorabilia Find Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8/7c PM on PBS

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 30, 2014) - On January 5, 2015, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched ongoing series, kicks off Season 19 with a home-run appraisal of an early Boston baseball archive for $1,000,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's new season features 35 never-before-seen episodes of its signature cross-country treasure hunt. Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to join the 12-time Emmy® Award nominated production of WGBH in sharing a new year of America's hidden treasures and untold stories starting Monday, January 5 at 8/7c on PBS.

ROADSHOW begins the season with its first trip to New York City in 13 years, catching the largest sports memorabilia find in the 19-year history of the series: an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings. The letter was addressed to the owner's great-great-grandmother, who ran the boarding house that homed the team and features notes from pioneering Hall of Famers Harry Wright, George Wright and Albert Spalding. ROADSHOW's visit to New York City also included appraisals of a Joseph Kleitsch painting valued at $500,000 and another baseball card collection worth $200,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will also be announcing their Summer 2015 tour dates on January 5th at pbs.org/antiques.

   
EPISODES 2015 PBS AIRDATES (8/7c PM)
New York City, New York January 5, 12, 19
Austin, Texas January 26, February 2, 9
Celebrating Black Americana Special February 9 at 9/8c PM
Bismarck, North Dakota February 16, 23, March 23
Birmingham, Alabama March 30, April 6, 13
Santa Clara, California April 20, 27, May 4
Charleston, West Virginia May 11, 18, 25
Chicago, Illinois Fall 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico Fall 2015
   

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About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 12-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in its 18th broadcast season and is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including streaming video and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom.