Bill Nye talks science and vintage uniforms on 'Old Baseball Cards'

Bill Nye knows a lot of things. Science, of course, is what we most often associate him with. But as you’ll learn on this week’s episode of “Old Baseball Cards,” our baseball card-driven nostalgia show, Nye also has plenty of baseball memories and a number of takes on vintage uniforms.

Maybe he should adopt Bill Nye the Baseball Uniform Guy as a second nickname?

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Nye is back on Netflix with Season 3 of his show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” which is streaming now. But many kids who were collecting baseball cards back in the day remember him as “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He’s also a big baseball fan — growing up cheering for the Washington Senators, later the Seattle Mariners and now the Washington Nationals. As he proves on “Old Baseball Cards,” he opens 1979 Topps and I open 1989 Topps, Nye has some baseball knowledge stored in that brain of his.

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If this is your first time checking out “Old Baseball Cards” — welcome, we’re glad to have you. This all started with cards my grandma bought when I was a kid back in the ’80s. Like a lot of people, we thought they’d be worth a ton of money by now. They’re not, so I open them up with baseball players, coaches and famous fans, then we trade stories and memories. There are plenty of fantastic episodes below you should check out.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: Gary Vee | Randy Johnson | Felipe Alou | George Brett | Torey Lovullo | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz | Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2)

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Luis Gonzalez | Duane Kuiper | Edgar Martinez | Ryne Sandberg | Frank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira | Rick Ankiel | Kevin Millar

MANAGERS/COACHES: Terry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts | Gabe Kapler | Alex Cora | Dave Martinez | Ron Gardenhire | Scott Servais

CURRENT PLAYERS: Curtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler Clippard | Buster Posey, David Price & Anthony Rizzo

CELEBS: HQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

ETC: Chris “Mad Dog” Russo | Josh Kusnick | Jeff Passan | Ken Kendrick

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