After fan-favorite Frank Fritz was fired from American Pickers, host Mike Wolfe’s brother, Robbie Wolfe, took charge. However, the casting choice by the makers received a backlash from fans loyal to Frank. But seeing as Frank won’t be returning to the show anytime soon given his health issues and ongoing feud with Mike, the show will carry on with Robbie as the new host alongside his brother.
So, how does Robbie fit into the antique world seen in American Pickers?
American Pickers’ Robbie Wolfe Loves Vintage Signs
The 56-year-old owns a stunning antique shop in Iowa, just like his brother, featuring neon cars, vintage signs, and more. As per The Sun, the reality star has a commercial real estate building to his name worth $200,000 located in Davenport, Iowa. He acquired the property in March 2021.
He also renovated the property, which included a new roof worth $24,755 along with electricity and plumbing that cost $900. Robbie also added a new garage door to the property. He took to Instagram to note the importance of the garage door as he wrote, “Garage door makes it all come together. Love the History of this building, built in 1939 as an automotive building in downtown Davenport. It will live on.”
The reality star often posts his vintage finds on Instagram to give his customers a window into the stunning world of antiques. He often flaunts his vintage signs on social media which is one among his favorites to collect.
On Instagram, he showed off his favorite neon sign that read ‘Jesus Saves’ shaped like a cross. When asked about the price by a customer, he revealed that the sign is marked for sale at $7,500.
Robbie Wolfe Owns A Classic 1931 Chrysler
The American Pickers star also sells antiques like vintage clocks, oil cans, cast irons, & more. His store also features bikes, motorcycles, and cars inside and outside, including a classic 1931 Chrysler and an antique New York City black taxi. His antique store is based in Davenport, Iowa. On the other hand, his brother Mike owns antique stores in both Tennessee and Iowa. Similarly, the former host Frank has an antique store in Illinois by the name Frank Fritz Finds.
Frank last appeared on the show during a March 2020 episode, after which he took some time off to recover from back surgery. His grueling back surgery left him with two rods in the spine and a total of 185 stitches. Despite his desire to return to the show, he was fired in July 2021.
Since then, fans have been boycotting the show, which has plummeted its ratings severely. American Pickers Season 23 premiered with 1050000 viewers as fans hoped for Frank Fritz to return. However, by the end of the season, the number of viewers dropped to a mere 830,000.
Fans Disappointed With Frank Fritz’s Replacement
Citing their disappointment with Frank’s replacement, one fan wrote, “The show needs Frank, Mike, & Dani. Stop changing it. I’m sure Robbie is a nice guy but comes across as boring on TV.”
“I watched the new season with the Wolfe Brothers. Need to bring back Frank. Robbie has no personality. He is absolutely boring,” mentioned another.
A third chimed in, “Is Robbie in the episode? If so, I can’t watch. He should not be on camera. Leave him to come and pick up cars. That’s where he belongs! The rating drops are directly tied to him.”
A fourth mentioned, “Unless Frank is in the new episode, it won’t be worth watching! Robbie is a disaster, but Mike won’t admit it!”
Currently, Frank is in the hospital receiving treatment after he suffered a heart stroke.
What do you think of Frank’s replacement in American Pickers? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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