The second season begins in North Carolina, where Mike and Frank comb through a collector's abandoned outbuildings and find a 1950 Studebaker. As their junkyard journeys continue, the pickers rummage through ramshackle school buses, a burned storage building, forgotten barns, salvage yards, and rust heaps in search of what they call "good junk." They come across an item they've never seen before, place bets on what it actually is, and get a surprising assessment from the appraiser. They encounter a mother and daughter who catch the picking bug and give the guys a run for their money. And with nerves of steel, they try to strike deals with people who are often reluctant to part with their possessions. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle Colby Cushman holds down the fort at Antique Archaeology.