Opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Eric Davis

Mike Oz

True story: When I think of baseball cards, I’ll also think about Eric Davis. It’s a little thing, but it’s still something I remember. When I was a kid, Davis — then a slugger with the Cincinnati Reds — was one of the only players who sent cards back to me when I mailed them away hoping for an autograph.

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So, of course, I wanted to get Davis — now a coach in the Reds organization — in the mix for my 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards video series. In this episode, the first we’re releasing from MLB spring training, Davis pulls a Tony Gwynn card and talks about the late Padres great, among some other players. I tried to pull off a trade to get Gwynn, but it didn’t go so well. If you listen to Davis, he’ll say he fleeced me, but you can be the judge of that.

Eric Davis opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Yahoo Sports. (AP)
Eric Davis opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Yahoo Sports. (AP)

If you’re new to this series, here’s the deal: I have a ton of old baseball cards in my garage, unopened, just like my grandma bought them in the early ’90s. Last year, we started opening these cards with baseball players, managers and coaches — looking for good stories about the players they find in the packs. Check out some of our previous episodes below.

PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SERIES:
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
Joel McHale
Adam Eaton
Rajai Davis
Brad Ziegler and Tyler Clippard
Ken Kendrick
Jeff Passan

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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!