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You know Kurt Busch from the world of race cars — he’s a NASCAR champ and Daytona 500 winner after all — but did you know he also loves baseball cards? Well, you’re about to.
Busch, a Chicago Cubs fan who grew up in Las Vegas, is this week’s guest on “Old Baseball Cards,” our baseball-card driven nostalgia show where we open packs of cards and reminiscence about the ’80s and ’90s. As a Cubs fan, we found a few cards he was thrilled about — one was Rick Sutcliffe, who Busch knows and texted during the show. We also talked about Mark Grace, Dave Stewart’s death stare, Juan Guzman’s flow and lots more.
One cool thing about Busch that you’ll learn on the show: He’s visited all 30 MLB parks. Yeah, he gets around the country. This week, he was driving across the country as part of the GoldRush Rally, a cross-country GRX drive that hits various landmarks around the country in style.
If you’re new to “Old Baseball Cards,” we open packs of cards from back in the day with baseball players, coaches and famous fans like Busch. They’re always a blast, as we share memories and stories. There are plenty of great episodes below that you should check out.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: Thomas Ian Nicholas aka Henry Rowengartner | Mike Krukow | 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: J.J. Putz | 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
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