‘American Pickers’ Star Frank Fritz Revealed His Favorite Item To Collect

by Joe Rutland
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When he was a co-host of American Pickers on The History Channel, just what was Frank Fritz’s favorite item to collect?

Well, Outsiders, Fritz gives us the inside scoop on that question thanks to a 2011 article in the Rockford Register Star.

Fritz told Rockford reporter Georgette Braun that his favorite thing to collect is anything to do with motorcycles.

These days, Fritz has plenty of time to keep looking for things that are motorcycle-related. He isn’t a part of “American Pickers” anymore. Fritz’s final appearance was in Season 21. The episode aired in March 2020 and was titled “Burlesque Queen.”

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Fritz had to leave the show briefly for back surgery and he also went to rehab for substance abuse problems. As of August 2021, he was sober from alcohol for eleven months. He also lost 65 pounds and has been trying to better himself.

He told The Sun that he would love to come back to the show.

“I would like to come back to the show,” Fritz said. “I was doing it for 11 years. I’m 100 percent recovered now and I’m ready to roll and go back on the show.”

Fritz said a showrunner wished him a happy birthday and added that the higher-ups didn’t make a decision regarding his potential return.

Additionally, American Pickers co-host Mike Wolfe wrote an Instagram post bidding farewell to his former co-host. Fritz said that he hasn’t spoken to Wolfe in two years. He added that Wolfe had never even contacted him about his health and recovery.

Fritz wouldn’t go into detail about their feud but he did reveal that there was tension regarding the spotlight. “The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent,” Fritz said. “I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much.”

When asked one time, American Pickers star Mike Wolfe talked about a number of possibilities around doing a spin-off of the popular show.

“We have talked about it. The History Channel is now filming Canadian Pickers, which will be shown on History Canada,” Wolfe said in a 2011 interview with Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine.

“They show American Pickers on History Canada now,” Wolfe said. “One reason why I came up with this name and format for the show was so it can be done elsewhere. History Channel owns the name and the show so it can be delivered in any country. I don’t know how far they’ll take it.”

American Pickers is still one of The History Channel’s most popular shows. It remains that way to this day and Wolfe remains on the look for new objects.

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