Kyle Freeland finds and then trades one of his favorite teammates on 'Old Baseball Cards'

This all started with a tweet: Colorado Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland was home for the holidays doing what so many us have done over the years — going through our old baseball cards, getting nostalgic.

Freeland, who finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting last year, found a number of old Rockies players among his old cards.

As it turns out, on this week’s episode of “Old Baseball Cards” — Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven walk down memory lane — Freeland found another notable Rockies star.

He tells us all about his friendship with Trevor Story, but then is willing to trade him for a package of ’90s stars. We also find and talk about Sammy Sosa, Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and more.

Rockies ace Kyle Freeland talks about Sammy Sosa, Trevor Story, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on "Old Baseball Cards." (Yahoo Sports)
Rockies ace Kyle Freeland talks about Sammy Sosa, Trevor Story, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani on "Old Baseball Cards." (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new our show, here’s what you need to know: We started “Old Baseball Cards” three years ago with a couple boxes of cards from my garage. My grandma bought the cards when I was a kid, thinking they’d be worth a bunch of money one day. They’re not, of course, but their currency is nostalgia. So we open packs with players, coaches and famous fans and hear their memories, stories and reactions.

We have plenty of great episodes below, but if you liked this one, I’d recommend you watch our episodes with Mike Trout, John Axford and Alex Bregman.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards

RECENT EPISODES: Don Mattingly | Tom Gordon & Nick Gordon | Ron Darling | Mike Rizzo | Craig Counsell | Rocco Baldelli | Kevin Cash | Brad Ausmus | Pete Rose | Mike Trout

MUST-SEE EPISODES: Randy Johnson | George Brett | Dave Winfield | Gary Vee | Jerry Dipoto | Mike Krukow | HQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Felipe Alou | Torey Lovullo | Nick Swisher | David Ross | Tim Raines | Thomas Ian Nicholas aka Henry Rowengartner | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz

COMPILATIONS: Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2) | The Best of People Eating 30-Year-Old Gum | The Best Finds of 2018 | Favorite Guests of 2018

CROSSOVER EPISODES: The Miz | Metta World Peace | Jazzy Jeff

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Fred Lynn | Eduardo Perez | 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: Alex Bregman | CC Sabathia | 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: Kurt Busch | Bill Nye | Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

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


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