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Phillies manager Joe Girardi talks new NL East rivals, catchers and Ty Cobb on 'Old Baseball Cards'

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Baseball isn’t back yet, but “Old Baseball Cards” is.

Welcome to Season 5 of Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven walk down memory lane. We’ve got a treat for you in our season premiere. Joe Girardi, the new Philadelphia Phillies manager and four-time World Series winner, joins us to open up a pack of 1990 Topps. We talk about his new digs in Philly, the fraternity of catcher he’s proud to be a part of and one new NL East rival (and friend) in particular.

Even though MLB is shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak, this new season of “Old Baseball Cards” will fill the hole in your baseball-loving heart.

Girardi has stories, memories and observations about everybody from Ty Cobb (yep, he turns up) to Trevor Bauer. We also opened a pack of 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter in this episode, getting us legends from the past and modern players. When it’s time to make a trade, we get some inter-generational negotiations going. And one of us takes a bite of 30-year-old gum.

Speaking of, who do you think got the best of the trade this week?

If you’re new to our show, welcome aboard. We open packs of cards from the ’80s and ’90s with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. If you dig the show, we have plenty of great episodes from previous seasons you can find below. Or find us on YouTube and binge some of our best episodes.

If you liked this episode in particular, we recommend watching our eps with Don Mattingly, Pete Rose and Mike Trout.


SEASON FOUR: Pete Rose | Mike Trout | Don Mattingly | Kenny Lofton | Torii Hunter | Dave Stewart | Rickey Henderson | Dennis Eckersley | Pete Alonso | Tom Gordon & Nick Gordon | Ron Darling | Mike Rizzo | Craig Counsell | Rocco Baldelli | Kevin Cash | Brad Ausmus | Kyle Freeland | Tony Gwynn Jr. | Archie Bradley | Manny Machado | Keynan Middleton | Todd Frazier | Miguel Rojas | Future Stars edition | Tim Wallach | LaTroy Hawkins |

MUST-SEE EPISODES: Randy Johnson | George Brett | Dave Winfield | Gary Vee | Jerry Dipoto | Mike Krukow | HQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Felipe Alou | Torey Lovullo | Nick Swisher | David Ross | Tim Raines | Thomas Ian Nicholas aka Henry Rowengartner | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz | The Miz | Alex Bregman | CC Sabathia | Bobby Bonilla | Bill Nye | Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano

COMPILATIONS: Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2) | The Best of People Eating 30-Year-Old Gum | The Best Finds of 2018 | Favorite Guests of 2018 | Best finds of 2019 | Best guests of 2019

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