An agent tell us which '90s players still sign autographs on '25-Year-Old Baseball Cards'

Big League Stew

You want to hear a different take on baseball? Talk to an agent. Same goes for baseball cards too.

When we had baseball’s most famous agent, Scott Boras, on 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards last year he quickly devised a rating system for the cards in our packs to determine who had better cards. It remains one of our most entertaining episodes. This week on 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards, we have Joshua Kusnick, who reps Seth Lugo, Jeremy Jeffress, Carlos Asuaje, among others and has worked for years with Michael Brantley.

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Kusnick is also a walking wealth of knowledge about ’80s and ’90s baseball cards. In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to work professionally with people whose baseball cards you used to have when he pulls a Nolan Ryan. Then Kusnick gives a breakdown of which random, old players still sign autographs through the mail. That’s not insight you get in every episode.

MLB agent Joshua Kusnick opening Topps cards from 1992. (Yahoo Sports)
MLB agent Joshua Kusnick opening Topps cards from 1992. (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new to this series, we open old baseball-card packs from the ’90s with notable baseball people — players, coaches/managers, famous fans and, occasionally, agents. It started with cards sitting around in my garage that my grandma had bought back when I was a kid and we collected cards together. Those cards aren’t worth much nowadays, so we use them to look for great stories instead. There are plenty of great episodes below to binge:

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

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

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

CELEBSAlyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale 

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

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