Free Association, Vintage Baseball Edition: Episode #2 of the CSG Podcast, Collect This!

Posted on 8/11/2022

One of the hobby’s heaviest heavyweights crushes a baseball trivia game.

For episode #2 of CSG’s podcast Collect This!, host Alan Goldsher sat down with Heritage Auctions’ newly-minted Executive Vice President of Sports Joe Orlando for an engaging, oftentimes hilarious game of baseball free association, in which Joe discussed how and why iconic old-school players such as Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Sandy Koufax are so important to sports card collectors.

“Not only is Joe a hobby legend — and not only is he a genuinely nice dude — but he’s a walking baseball encyclopedia,” Goldsher said. “I tried to throw him some metaphorical curveballs, if you will, but I couldn’t sneak anything past him — the guy is the Tony Gwinn of baseball trivia. And as is always the case when I speak with Joe, I walked away from our conversation with some great new insight and information about collecting.”

New episodes of CSG's sports card and collecting podcast Collect This! will drop each Thursday, and can be heard on Apple, Spotify, and all major podcast platforms. For more information, write [email protected].

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