Gary Vee eats 30-year-old gum and finds wrestler lookalikes on 'Old Baseball Cards'

Gary Vaynerchuk is many things: A serial entrepreneur, social-media titan, best-selling author, motivational speaker and thriving digital media CEO. He’s also a total baseball card nerd.

And he proves it on this week’s new episode of “Old Baseball Cards,” our baseball-card driven nostalgia show. Gary Vee, as he’s often called, rose to prominence in the social-media era, but he’ll happily tell you that it was selling baseball cards as a kid that helped him learn business. We talk about that on this episode, but there’s so much more.

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Gary Vee finds a card that gets him so excited that he literally stops the show to FaceTime a childhood friend. He tries gum from a pack of 1987 Topps and fawns over a Diamond King from a pack of 1986 Donruss. Along the way, we find some great stars of the era — Darryl Strawberry, George Brett and Cal Ripken Jr. — and we find a few players who look a lot like pro wrestlers.

It’s another must-see episode — and it might not be the only one you see with Gary Vee, hint, hint.

Gary Vaynerchuk calls a friend on “Old Baseball Cards.” (Yahoo Sports)
Gary Vaynerchuk calls a friend on “Old Baseball Cards.” (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new to our show — and hello if you are — we open old packs of cards from the junk-wax era with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. It started with cards my grandma bought back in the day. They’re not worth much, as Gary Vee will attest, so instead we use them as muses for baseball-card nostalgia and stories. We have plenty of great episodes below you should check out.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: 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: 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

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: Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

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

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