The KISS Memorabilia On American Pickers That Frank Just Couldn’t Let Go
In the Season 17 episode “Tunnels and Treasures,” Mike and Frank journey to Tennessee, where they visit the home of the eclectic collector Arnie. While the two “American Pickers” stars are initially stunned by Arnie’s collection, it isn’t his KISS memorabilia that catches their attention. Instead, it’s his massive stash of classic football helmets that, in time, would prove to be just the tip of Arnie’s iceberg. Arnie’s home is a maze of three interconnected houses full of various goodies relating to all sorts of things. Sports, superheroes, and (of course) music are all on his radar as a collector. It isn’t until house No. 3, however, that Frank finally finds the KISS poster of his dreams.
Hanging up in one of Arnie’s many storage rooms is a rare KISS painting, an artist’s proof that Frank had never seen before in his many years of KISS fandom. It’s the kind of thing he didn’t just want but needs, and he barely hesitates when Arnie prices it at $200. In a flash, the two men shake hands and Frank grabs the painting off its spot on the wall to be transported to Frank’s own macho man cave (much to the disappointment of Arnie). The only thing left is to throw it and the other items Arnie sold into the truck, and ship them off. But, before they leave, Frank gives their new friend one last “KISS Army!” cry.