Collect This! Pays Homage to the Athletes and Sports Cards of the 1990s

Posted on 2/2/2023

Author Jon Finkel joins CSG’s flagship podcast for a loving look at the icons of the junk wax era.

Jon Finkel, author of the acclaimed sports books 1996: A Biography and Windmills and Tomahawks: Nine Chapters About Dominique Wilkins, joined Collect This! host Alan Goldsher for a two-part look of their favorite athletes and cards of the 1990s.

“Jon and I are both total nineties sports nerds,” said Goldsher, “so breaking down our favorite players from our favorite decade was second nature, primarily because this is the sort of discussion we have whenever we talk sports. This is why we needed two episodes to get it all in.”

Goldsher continued, “We each picked ten athletes, then we discussed why they were awesome, then we talked about what we consider to be the coolest card from each. These aren’t necessarily the best cards or players from the decade — just the ones who meant the most to us. The only rule was that Michael Jordan wasn't allowed, due to the obviousness factor. Oh, spoiler alert: Barry Sanders is only one of two guys who made both of our lists.”

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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