CSG and Collect This! Honor Pelé

Posted on 12/29/2022

CSG’s sports card podcast salutes the late soccer icon.

On December 29, 2022, Pelé passed away at the age of 82. Arguably the greatest soccer player in history and inarguably one of the greatest figures in all of sports, the Brazilian legend was beloved by hardcore soccer fans and casual viewers alike. He’s also a favorite of card collectors, so it was only appropriate that CSG’s flagship sports card podcast pay tribute to him.

“I’m not a soccer expert by any means,” said Collect This! host Alan Goldsher, “but I was lucky enough to grow up in an era when Pelé would show up on television on a regular basis, both as an athlete and a pundit. His talent, his charisma and his innate goodness just drew me into the sport.”

On this special episode, Goldsher was joined by Emmy-winning sports producer Chris Corbellini. “Chris mentioned that Pelé was one of the first athletes he fell in love with — Reggie Jackson was the other — and he was far from alone. Pelé made soccer fans out of all of us.”

New episodes of CSG’s sports card and collectibles podcast Collect This! — which sits in the top 25% of all podcasts — premiere every Thursday, and can be heard on Apple, Spotify and all major podcast platforms. For more information, write [email protected].

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