Look, when you’re a nostalgia broker like we are on “Old Baseball Cards,” sometimes you see someone who stops you in your tracks.
That was us when we saw Mr. Belding recently. Yes, *THE* Mr. Belding — aka Dennis Haskins — one of TV’s most famous principals from his days on “Saved By The Bell.” If you’re talking about pop culture in the late ’80s and early ’90s, you’re talking about “Saved The Bell.”
If you didn’t know, Mr. Belding is a regular on the minor-league-baseball circuit, throwing out first pitches and making appearances around the country. So he was happy to open some 1989 Fleer with us — the same year “Saved by The Bell” debuted — and talk about his friend Rick Honeycutt. He also drove a hard bargain when it came time to make a trade for Tony Gwynn.
If this is your first time watching “Old Baseball Cards,” welcome. We open old cards with baseball coaches, players and famous fans, looking for fun stories and memories along the way. It all started with cards that were sitting in my garage for years. They’re worthless these days, but they’re great muses for ’80s and ’90s nostalgia. There are plenty of great episodes below.
Special thanks to Degy Entertainment for their help with this episode.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
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