Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate, is putting his obsession for collecting vinyl records, autographed baseballs, cartoon cells and photos, which fill every nook and cranny of his home, to use in a new television series on VH1 Classic.
“For What It’s Worth” will make its debut at 10 p.m. Thursday, with Dell’Abate co-hosting the half-hour show with Howard Stern Show’s Jon Hein, himself an avid collector of pop culture memorabilia.
Dell’Abate taped six episodes of the show last summer while he was on vacation from Stern. He spent part of each show traveling around the country with Hein in search of one-of-a-kind collections of music or pop culture history.
“I hope to do a second season,” Dell’Abate said. “I hope to get even more of the lunatic collectors coming out of the woodwork.”