'25-Year-Old Baseball Cards': Our favorite finds of 2017

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It’s December on the Internet, so you know that means it’s time for year-in-review posts. Our “25-Year-Old Baseball Cards” series is no different.

As we move toward 2018, we’re reviewing some of our favorite moments and guests from the series. We did 38 episodes in 2017, so rest assured over the next few weeks, we’ll be collecting the best stuff for you.

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This week, we’re looking at the best finds from our unopened packs of baseball cards. For collectors, great finds are cards that are worth money. For us, the best finds are the cards that produce great reactions and great stories. So here’s a collection of those, including the likes of Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Eric Davis, Dusty Baker, Terry Francona, Pudge Rodriguez, Alyssa Milano and Buck Showalter. And Bernie Williams when he pulled off a first for our series.

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If this is your first time checking out our series, here’s what you need to know: We open up old cards that my grandma bought back in the day with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. They’re mostly worthless, so we’re looking for those great reactions and stories. You can check out full episodes below.

Previously in 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODESPedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz

MANAGERS/COACHESTerry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts

CURRENT PLAYERS: Curtis GrandersonNoah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler Clippard

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAYFrank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson  | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira

CELEBSAlyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

ETC: Josh Kusnick | Jeff Passan | Ken Kendrick

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Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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