In Louisiana, four teams of amateur pickers compete in a winner-take-all elimination, hoping to turn $100 into valuable objects and a $10,000 grand prize. Antique experts, the Merrill brothers, judge the market value of items. Outside New Orleans, the teams head to an historic plantation house where a once-in-a-lifetime estate sale is being held. One couple disagrees on which item to take to the dealers' room and another resorts to hiding items so others won't find them. In the second round, finding something Mardi Gras-related leaves all of the teams outside their comfort zone.