New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler goes trade crazy on 'Old Baseball Cards'

When Gabe Kapler says he collected baseball cards as a kid, you can tell he’s not lying.

The new Philadelphia Phillies manager is this week’s guest on “Old Baseball Cards” and we learned two things about him: He speaks the card-collecting language and he loves to make a trade. Many of them in fact. And he proves both those things by wanting to trade all his commons for every Hall of Famer he sees.

In this episode, Kapler opens up some 1990 Upper Deck and I open some 1987 Topps, and we find quite a few guys who are in Cooperstown (or headed there). But there was one that Kapler got so excited about it, he gave up his entire pack. We also pulled, for the first time on this show, the same player from two different types of cards.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler loves to make trades. (Yahoo Sports)
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler loves to make trades. (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new to this series, we open Old Baseball Cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. Most of the cards aren’t worth much, but the reactions and stories we get from the people opening the cards are often priceless. We’ve got plenty of great episodes below you can watch.

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

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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