Opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Frank Thomas

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First the bad news: There’s no Frank Thomas card in the packs of 1991 Donruss I busted open recently with The Big Hurt himself. Good news: While he didn’t pull his own card, he did pull a few guys he knew quite well.

Welcome to another episode of my “Opening 25-Year-old Baseball Cards” series. The 1991 Donruss have been sitting, unopened, since my grandma bought them from Costco. They’re basically worthless, so I decided to open them with baseball people and see what stories ensue.

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Frank Thomas opening baseball cards in the Fox Sports dressing rooms. (Yahoo Sports)
Frank Thomas opening baseball cards in the Fox Sports dressing rooms. (Yahoo Sports)

In 1991, Thomas was one of the best cards to have. His Topps Stadium Club from that year remains in my collection and his Upper Deck was sought after too. In Donruss, though, he came in Series 2 and those aren’t the ones we’re opening.

Still, Thomas — who is part of the MLB on Fox broadcast crew for the postseason — had fun reminiscing with us, even if we couldn’t find his own card. If this is your first time checking this out, be sure to watch some of our previous episodes below.

Previously in this series:
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!

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