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How do you follow up Pete Rose appearing on Episode 100 of “Old Baseball Cards?” How about with the best player in Major League Baseball right now?
Mike Trout is this week’s guest on “Old Baseball Cards,” Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven nostalgia show. This week, we find no shortage of superstars. Ichiro, A-Rod and Rickey Henderson make an appearance in cardboard form.
We talk to the Los Angeles Angels star about his card-buying as a kid, what it’s like to be the guy on the baseball card box these days (as he is with Topps Heritage 2019) and a lot more. We find a Hall of Fame pitcher that Trout remembers giving the Philadelphia Phillies fits back in the 1990s and dip into Angels history a bit.
For this episode, we opened 2018 Topps Archives, which have both old players and current players, plus a pack of 2001 Upper Deck, from when Trout was 10 years old.
If you’re new to our show, welcome aboard. We open old packs of cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. We’re not necessarily looking for cards that are worth a lot of money, rather we’re looking for great stories, memories and reactions. It all started with cards that my grandma saved from the ’90s, they weren’t much, so I decided to open them with baseball people.
One hundred episodes later and we’ve had some great guests. Check them out below.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
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
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
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