Opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Indians coach Brad Mills

You ever have that thing happen when you’re opening baseball cards and you get two packs with a bunch of the same cards? Ugh. We almost went down that path in this week’s episode of 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards with Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills.

You know what redeemed it? Hall of Famers. Oh yeah, we pulled some Hall of Famers — including one they love in Cleveland. And another who is headed to Cooperstown this year, that being Tim Raines.

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Mills was a great counterpart for this episode too. He’s Terry Francona’s right-hand man in Cleveland, and was with Tito during his Boston Red Sox days. He’s a beloved baseball figure who has been around the game for decades and knows plenty of people — including Raines, whom he shared a fantastic story about.

Indians bench coach Brad Mills opening 25-year-old baseball cards. (Yahoo Sports)
Indians bench coach Brad Mills opening 25-year-old baseball cards. (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new to this series, here’s the deal: My grandma kept lots of old baseball cards from 1992, unopened, from when she and I used to collect. Now that they’re basically worthless, I open them with baseball players and managers and other people around the game. If you dig this, check out some of our past episodes.

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• 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
• Joel McHale
• Adam Eaton
• Rajai Davis
• Brad Ziegler and Tyler Clippard
• Ken Kendrick
• Jeff Passan

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