Every once in a while, we throw you a curve ball.
In this week’s installment of “Old Baseball Cards” — Yahoo Sports’ baseball-driven nostalgia show — we flipped the script and are doing what could be called New Baseball Cards.
We took some packs of cards highlighting MLB’s future stars and handed them up to rookies and top prospects to get their takes on their peers and some of their big-league heroes.
This episode features a number of players ripping packs of 2019 Bowman Platinum, which features prospect cards and some established big leaguers. Our guests:
• Dustin May, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie pitcher, who impressed at the Futures Game, where we filmed part of this episode).
• Anthony Kay, the Toronto Blue Jays rookie is who making his debut Saturday (he was with the Mets when we filmed this, before going to Toronto in the Marcus Stroman trade)
• MacKenzie Gore, the San Diego Padres’ top pitching prospect (who was just named MLB Pipeline’s pitcher of the year)
• Shaun Anderson, the San Francisco Giants’ rookie pitcher
If you’re new to the show, we usually open old packs of cards with current MLB stars, coaches and baseball legends. If you’re into that idea, we have plenty of great episodes below for you to check out.
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 | Kyle Freeland | Tony Gwynn Jr. | Archie Bradley | Manny Machado | Keynan Middleton | Pete Alonso | Todd Frazier | Miguel Rojas
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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