The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is getting interesting. Lots of scholarship applications and lots of positive press. In a modest effort to garner even more attention, Mike announced several months ago he would be selling his C.R.A.P. (Collectibles, Rare And Precious) to raise money for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Every episode of C.R.A.P. affords some lucky bidders an opportunity to bid on a cherished piece of memorabilia from Mike’s filthy past – stuff that’s been cluttering up his garage for the last 8 years. C.R.A.P. can be anything – clothing, signed posters, cherished mementos from his days in the dirt. Check out some of his past C.R.A.P. offerings below. We have already raised
Original Painting “The Chairman of the Board” by Nancy Fine & Signed by Mike Rowe
December 12, 2018
This wonderful painting titled “Chairman of the Board” was painted by Nancy Fine. Nancy is a family member of Mike Rowe’s, and she has graciously offered her painting to be auctioned off with the proceeds to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
Monster C.R.A.P. SGDI
December 9, 2018
MONSTER C.R.A.P. from Somebody’s Gotta Do It “Monster Jam” episode.
Mike Rowe Autographed Apron from Dirty Jobs Episode – Dirty Conversations 2
September 22, 2016
Winning bidder received the apron created by Janet Combs, wife of Bob Combs from the Dirty Jobs episode Casino Food Recycler, autographed by Mike. Mike was seen wearing the apron in the 2012 “Dirty Conversation 2″ episode of Dirty Jobs. Winner will also received an autographed photo of Mike. The generous bidder also donated an additional $2000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation!
SOLD $4050 + $2000 additional donation
Mike Rowe Autographed Oceana Hotel Bathrobe and Acrylic Painting of Freddy
September 1, 2016
Winning bidder received Mike’s very own robe from the Oceana Hotel, and the wonderful painting of Freddy by artist Lindsey Dahl.
Mike Rowe Signed Doghouse Divided T-Shirt, Bobblehead, & MT Knives mrW Knife
August 25, 2016
Winning bidder received Mike’s very own “A Doghouse Divided” t-shirt from the latest in the Freddy & the Biped campaign signed, the Mike and Freddy talking bobblehead made by Royal Bobbles, and they also get a custom made mikeroweWORKS knife with sheath made especially for mikeroweWORK by MT Knives.
Donald Trump Autographed Bathrobe to Benefit the Foundation
August 1, 2016
Several months ago Mike challenged the presidential candidates to autograph something for us to auction off to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s quest to close the skills gap. Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Tana Goetz saw Mike’s challenge and has offered a luxurious bathrobe from the Trump Hotel that has been signed by Donald Trump while he was on the campaign trail.
Mike’s Very Own Bathrobe, Autographed The Way I Heard It Script, & Personalized Photo
May 12, 2016
Mike offered up his broken-in but still luxurious bathrobe, purloined from the incomparable Calistoga Ranch and a “The Way I Heard It” script and personalized photo.
Bering Sea Gold’s Shawn Pomrenke 1/2 oz. of Gold & Framed Photo
March 30, 2016
To celebrate the new season of the Discovery Channel hit show Bering Sea Gold and to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Shawn Pomrenke – the successful gold miner on the Christine Rose generously donated a half ounce of gold that he mined from the Bering Sea, and a photo of himself for us to auction off.
Mike Rowe “Dirty Talk” Show Tickets, MEET MIKE , #11 Signed Bobblehead & More!
February 2, 2016
“Dirty Talk” Seattle Extravaganza – Tickets, #11 Bobblehead, mrW Cap, Vinyl mrW logo decal, Mike’s book Profoundly Disconnected, and a CAT “Somebody’s Gotta Sniff It” air freshener.
A Plethora of Denim Items Made from Mike’s Jeans!
December 21, 2015
Items made from Mike’s jeans: Earrings, mrW Logo Keychain, Pocket Purse, Zipper Rose Pin, & Autographed Apron all cleverly created by quilt artist Judy Muche and donated to mrW.
All SOLD: $860.25
Mike & Freddy Autographed Talking Bobblehead #9 – Made in U.S.A.
December 20, 2015
Mike & Freddy sell #9 right before the holidays!
Mike & Freddy Autographed Talking Bobblehead #8 – Made in U.S.A.
December 14, 2015
#8 was up for grabs and as always, 100% of the winning bid goes to The mikeroweWORKS Foundation.
Mike & Freddy Autographed Talking Bobblehead #7 – Made in U.S.A.
December 10, 2015
My chronic attempts to raise money for Work Ethic Scholarships, our Great American Talking Bobblehead Initiative, (GATBI), has so far raised nearly $25,000. One hundred of these things have been hand-crafted in the USA, during a segment featured on last seasons show. All are being sold at auction from time to time, and this is lucky number 7!
Mütter Museum Plush Megacolon & Autographed Photo
August 31, 2015
In the first season of Somebody’s Gotta Do It Mike visited the amazing Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, PA. There he met curator Anna Dhody – she gave Mike a tour of the museum and showed him fascinating oddities like the real life megacolon. Before Mike left she gave him the plush version that is sold exclusively at the Mütter Museum.
Mike Rowe’s Dog Freddy Made from CAT® Parts!
August 24, 2015
This is Mike’s favorite C.R.A.P. yet! Its Mike’s dog Freddy made completely from Caterpillar parts!
Dirty Jobs Ep. – Bowling Shoes & Pin – Mike Rowe Autographed
August 16, 2015
Back in 2010 Mike and the crew visited Cloverleaf Family Bowl in Freemont, CA. Mike learned how to do maintenance on a Pinsetter machine and even after his stream of blasphemes the nice folks at Cloverleaf gave Mike the shoes he wore that day and a bowling pin.
Autographed Talking Bobblehead #6 & mikeroweWORKS Swag Bag
August 13, 2015
This Bobblehead is Made in America and is #6 out of 100 made. The winning bidder also received some great mikeroweWORKS gear! (Chuck not included!)
Autographed Distressed CAT Sweatshirt & Photos
August 9, 2015
Not only did the winning bidder get a Mike Rowe autographed torn, abused, and mangled CAT sweatshirt, they also received an signed photo of him wearing the sweatshirt AND a contact sheet with many little Mike photos.
Autographed Tote Made from Mike’s Jeans!
August 2, 2015
The Quilt Cabinet – has once again done something magical with her sewing machine, and converted Mike’s favorite blue jeans into a carry-all.
Mike Rowe Photo Cookies, Signed PD Book & SGDI Tote
July 26, 2015
Two dozen Mike Rowe Cookies & Signed Profoundly Disconnected Book in SGDI Tote PLUS a bonus dozen of Freddy cookies!
Mike Rowe Autographed Extra Virgin T-Shirt from Dirty Jobs Ep.
July 19, 2015
Mike sold the infamous “Extra Dirty” t-shirt he was given during the taping of the Olive Oil Presser segment and he wore (and got really filthy) during the Hawaiian Red Dirt Shirt segment.
Mike Rowe Autographed “Merry” Doll – Blast from his QVC Past
July 13, 2015
For the inaugural episode auction of the “new” C.R.A.P. Mike auctioned off “Merry” the same style of doll Mike sold on QVC in the early 90s. This doll is not the one he sold on QVC but is the same maker and type.
Talking Bobblehead Mike & Freddy -
Autographed by Mike
June 3, 2015
#5 of 100 Bobbleheads sold to a generous buyer who actually upped his own bid! Mike’s talking Bobblehead includes 33 “Roweism’s” all recorded by Mike. Also sharing the stage is his dog, Freddy. In fact, Mike’s carrying a little blue bag of something Freddy left behind. No one can say Mike Rowe is a litterbug…even in bobblehead form. Stay tuned for #6!
SOLD: $1876 + $124
(buyer rounded up!) = $2000
Handmade Lap Quilt -
Made from Mike’s Jeans! Autographed by Mike
May 17, 2015
This amazing Lap Quilt was made by one of Mike’s talented fans Judy Muche from The The Quilt Cabinet. She offered to make the Lap Quilt from Mike’s well-worn jeans. Look you can even see where his wallet wore the material and there is also the mikeroweWORKS logo!
Autographed Talking Bobblehead
May 2, 2015
The Mike Rowe Bobblehead has 33 sayings, he is joined by his little dog Freddy and is carrying a little blue bag of something little Freddy left behind. SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT! The Bobblehead is 8 1/2″ tall and the base is 3″ round.
Autographed Bobblehead & Huge Gift Bag
Dec. 22, 2014
Your Mike Rowe Bobblehead has 33 sayings, he is joined by his little dog Freddy and is carrying a little blue bag of something little Freddy left behind. SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT! The Bobblehead is 8 1/2″ tall and the base is 3″ round.
Not only do you get the NEW Mike & Freddy Bobblehead but received great items – SOME ONE OF A KIND!
Autographed Reindeer Farm Sweatshirt
Dec. 21, 2014
Autographed by Mike and Dave! Back in 2009 Mike, Dave Barsky and the crew of Dirty Jobs went up to Palmer, Alaska to spend a day working on a reindeer farm. This hoodie sweatshirt is the one Mike wore the day of the shoot.
Queen Latifah Autographed Drum
Dec. 7, 2014
Mike was recently a guest on the Queen Latifah show where they discussed Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Before Mike left she graciously donated and signed her personal DTS snare drum that was made by professional drum maker Steve Morrison. Mike signed the drum too!
Dirty Jobs – Skulls Unlimited SIGNED Bison Skull PLUS!
Dec. 3, 2014
The actual bison skull Mike helped clean at Skulls Unlimited for the 2006 Dirty Jobs “Skull Cleaner” segment.
Buyer received: X-L Bison Skull, Skulls Unlimited T-shirt, Photo of Mike wearing T-Shirt – signed by Mike!
Chris Cuomo took Mike’s mrW Watch- great auction result!
Oct. 17, 2014Mike went on CNN’s morning show, New Day, last week to promote his new show “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Chris Cuomo, a journalist on the show, decided to swipe Mike’s watch and help auction it for the benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. The watch is one of Mike’s favorites and is from a line of mikeroweWORKS watches that are no longer available. He has worn it constantly for the past year or so. We’ll also send it along with a signed photo of Mike and Chris.
Mike Rowe Autographed SAFETY CRAPTACULAR
Mar. 23, 2014A large Safety company recently sent Mike a box of random hardware to say thanks for keeping the conversation going. Mike unpacked the box, autographed the items in question, and personally scribbled Safety Third all over the place, thereby transforming a collection of random accoutrements into the one and only line of Safety Third accessories available on the market.
Mike Rowe Autographed Dirty Jobs Quilt & Seal Plush Toy
Mar. 16, 2014A longtime fan of Dirty Jobs named Karen Condon, just happens to be a consummate quilter. Last year, she sent me a custom made child’s quilt, done entirely in a Dirty Jobs theme, with a request that I offer it on a future episode of C.R.A.P. Well, the future is here. As you can see, the quilt is both one-of-a-kind and slightly used. (Never underestimate the rejuvenating power of an afternoon nap.) It comes with an improvisational pillow on permanent loan from last year’s Shark Week, also pictured.
Mike Rowe Autographed Bering Sea Gold Shadow Box
Feb. 22, 2014This treasure was sent all the way from Nome, Alaska. It’s a piece of gold, plucked from the floor of the Bering Sea, and tastefully mounted in a light-box. Professional diver Kevin Jupina, who some of you will recognize from the hit show Bering Sea Gold and a big supporter of mikeroweWORKS, donated this terrific item for our auction.
Mike Rowe Rowe & Bill Maher AUTOGRAPHED Work Smart AND Hard Poster
Jan. 26, 2014Back in July, 2013 Mike was on “Real Time with Bill Maher” talking about his initiative Profoundly Disconnected. Mr. Maher was nice enough to sign a Work Smart AND Hard poster for us to auction off to benefit the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Mike signed the poster too. Two great guys signing one great poster. You can watch a clip from the “Real Time with Bill Maher” episode with Mike – here.
Mike Rowe Signed Dirty Jobs Terressentials Hair Wash Gift Baskets
Jan. 18, 2014In 2008 Mike and Dirty Jobs visited Terressentials to see how they make hair wash out of mud (actually clay minerals, etc.) Owner Diana pampered Mike by washing his hair with the product; it was the first time Mike was ever made clean by mud. Buyer received two heirloom quality handmade pine wood carriers, one filled with 6 -16 oz. bottles of hair wash and one filled with and 10 – 8 oz. bottles of hair wash.
Mike Rowe Signed Dirty Jobs “Bug Detective” Giant Fly & Swatter
Dec. 26, 2013In 2010 Dirty Jobs visited Purdue University’s Forensic Entomology Research Compound to learn how insects can be important in solving murder investigations. It was indeed a dirty job and a very interesting one too! The department generously offered these fun items for us to offer for auction. Signed LARGE Green Metal Fly – not perfect, has a few dings on him (probably from being swatted) approx. 10″ x 12″. On the bottom of fly there is some strips where he might have been adhered to something in the past. (see photo)
The Bilge Baby
December 1, 2013For a long time now, The Bilge Baby has loomed over my shoulder, observing his surroundings with a bleak and world-weary countenance. He’s been in my possession since we first crossed paths in Florida, while working on a towboat doing salvage off the intercoastal.
I brought him to San Francisco for a new beginning, where he has – quite frankly – failed to assimilate in the way I hoped he would. Petulant, judgmental and undeniably creepy, I believe the time was time for a change of scene.