Sotheby’s Executive Discusses the Auction House’s Mamba Mentality with CSG’s Sports Card Podcast, Collect This!

Posted on 1/26/2023

A heavyweight figure from the heavyweight auction house waxes about Kobe Bryant, GOATs and educating collectors.

Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Vice President and Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectibles, visited CSG’s flagship podcast Collect This!, where he chatted with host Alan Goldsher about today’s auction scene.

“One of the many cool things about Brahm is that he brings a sense of funk to Sotheby’s,” said Goldsher. “The auction house, which has been a thing since 1744, is amazing with or without said funk. But when there are multi-million-dollar sneakers on the platform with somebody like Brahm overseeing the whole thing, well, suddenly things are as funky as James Brown, something that multiple generations of collectors can appreciate."

Goldsher continued, “Brahm is a lifelong collector whose love and deep knowledge of sports, sports memorabilia and sports cards should make any current or future Sotheby’s customer feel good about dropping big bucks on some Kobe or LeBron gear.” 

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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