New Nats skipper Dave Martinez finds plenty of former teammates on 'Old Baseball Cards'

Mike Oz

When you played 16 years in the big leagues for nine different teams, you’re bound to have a lot of former teammates. Just ask Dave Martinez, the new Washington Nationals manager.

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Martinez is this week’s guest on our “Old Baseball Cards” show and he finds plenty of teammates as we open up a couple packs of cards. He opened some 1987 Topps (yes, behold the wood paneling) and I opened some 1990 Upper Deck. We found plenty of Martinez’s old teammates, one the hardest hitters he’s ever seen and one of the fastest guys he’s ever played with.

We also pulled off a trade with a lot of baggage.

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If this is your first time seeing our show, welcome. It all started with cards my grandma bought back in the junk wax era. They aren’t worth anything these days, so we decided to open them with players, managers and famous fans in pursuits of stories, memories and nostalgia. We’ve done plenty of great episodes you should check out, just look below.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: 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)

MANAGERS/COACHES: Terry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts | Gabe Kapler | Alex Cora

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

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: 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

CELEBS: Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

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

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