Opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Hank Azaria (and 'Simpsons' characters)

Big League Stew

In the history of our 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards series, we’ve never opened cards with more than two people. In this week’s episode, however, it feels like we’re doing it with a dozen people. Yet it’s just me and funnyman Hank Azaria.

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Azaria, the man behind the hilarious new IFC show “Brockmire” and the man who voices many people on “The Simpsons,” brought a whole slew of characters to the table as we opened a couple packs of 1992 Topps. There’s Jim Brockmire, the disgraced baseball announcer he plays in his new show, but also Chief Wiggum, Apu, Moe, Comic Book Guy and other iconic Springfield residents.

And Azaria is also a huge Mets fan, which you can see as he talks about Mackey Sasser getting the yips and when he pulls a Howard Johnson card and refuses to trade it. Lucky for me, he’s not a fan of Roger Clemens, so that helped when it was time to make a trade. It also made for good entertainment.

If you’re new to this series, we open baseball cards from 25 years ago with notable baseball people. It started with cards that my grandma bought 25 years ago and stashed away, thinking they’d be worth a ton of money in the future. They aren’t, so we started opening them and looking for great stories about the players of yesteryear. If you dig this, check out some of our previous episodes below.

PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SERIES:
Bronson Arroyo
Terry Francona
Brad Mills
• Kyle Hendricks
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Eric Davis
Joe Maddon
Todd Coffey
Cliff Floyd
• Clint Hurdle
Dan Plesac
Dusty Baker
Bruce Bochy
Aaron Boone
• Clayton Kershaw
Buck Showalter
Frank Thomas
• Alex Rodriguez
• Scott Boras
• Bobby Bonilla

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Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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