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Antiques Roadshow: Jackpot!

Airs Monday, May 28, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: This "Roadshow" special edition recalls such spectacular windfalls as this authentic 1951 Minneapolis Miller's player uniform worn by the Say Hey Kid, Willie Mays, in his pre-Giants career, brought to the "Roadshow" event in St. Paul, Minnesota. The owner, who acquired the garments for $50 and conducted some "forensic analysis" with a photo and a magnifying glass, discovers he's hit one out of the park when appraiser Simeon Lipman (right) of Heritage Galleries reveals the uniform's staggering value of $60,000 to $80,000.

It's every collector's dream: turning a modest outlay into a staggeringly high return on investment. The "Antiques Roadshow: Jackpot" special rolls the dice on those heady moments when luck smiles on flea market mavens and yard sale savants.

Join the fun as you test your appraisal skills on actual antiques brought to ROADSHOWS across the USA. The app incorporates only real antiques, photos, item histories and values, as appraised on the TV series. Your purchase supports PBS and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
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Above: Join the fun as you test your appraisal skills on actual antiques brought to ROADSHOWS across the USA. The app incorporates only real antiques, photos, item histories and values, as appraised on the TV series. Your purchase supports PBS and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

This special recalls such spectacular windfalls as a landscape painting acquired for $1.50 at a Salvation Army "half price" sale and valued at $10,000 to $15,000; an art pottery vase, grabbed at a garage sale for less than five dollars and estimated to be worth $13,000 to $17,000; a 19th-century album of watercolor paintings, scooped up at a yard sale for a quarter, with an estimated value of $20,000 to $30,000; and a 1951 Minneapolis Millers baseball uniform worn by Willie Mays, scored at a sports collectibles show for $50 and valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

"Antiques Roadshow" is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

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Antiques Roadshow: 19th-Century John F. Kensett Paintings

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Above: David McCarron appraises two lovely paintings of lush summer landscapes by Hudson River School painter John F. Kensett.

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Bonus Footage: What Do You Love About ROADSHOW?

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Above: "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark Walberg turns the camera on guests from Minneapolis to find out!

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