You’ve seen Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson steal bases and hit lead-off home runs and play baseball with more swagger than almost anyone. And now you’ll get to see him rip open 30-year-old wax packs on “Old Baseball Cards,” our baseball-card driven walk down memory lane.
With the 2019 World Series upon us, we’re doing a World Series throwback and talking to members of the 1989 world champion Oakland Athletics about their win 30 years ago. If you missed our Dave Stewart episode last week, go watch that. Today, it’s Rickey Being Rickey with two packs of cards (Topps and Fleer), some great stories and plenty of memories.
We talk about the trade that brought him back to Oakland to help with that World Series, we find A’s manager Tony La Russa right off the bat and we talk about another MLB legend who took him under his wing in New York. If you love Rickey Henderson, you’ll love this. All these years later, he’s still got swagger and charisma.
When it comes time to make a trade, as you can imagine, Henderson drives a hard bargain.
If you’re new to our show, we open old packs of cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. Most of the cards are from the junk-wax era and aren’t worth much, but the reactions they get from our guests are priceless. We have plenty of great episodes below you can watch. You can also find a lot of them on YouTube.
Next up in this series is A’s closer Dennis Eckersley, dropping Oct. 24.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
RECENT EPISODES: Don Mattingly | Tom Gordon & Nick Gordon | Ron Darling | Mike Rizzo | Craig Counsell | Rocco Baldelli | Kevin Cash | Brad Ausmus | Pete Rose | Mike Trout | Kyle Freeland | Tony Gwynn Jr. | Archie Bradley | Manny Machado | Keynan Middleton | Pete Alonso | Todd Frazier | Miguel Rojas | Future Stars edition | Tim Wallach | LaTroy Hawkins | Kenny Lofton | Torii Hunter | Dave Stewart
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
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
STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Fred Lynn | Eduardo Perez | J.J. Putz | Luis Gonzalez| Duane Kuiper | Edgar Martinez | Ryne Sandberg | Frank Thomas | Sandy Alomar Jr. | Delino DeShields | Cliff Floyd | Dan Plesac | Aaron Boone | Bobby Bonilla | Andre Dawson | Ivan Rodriguez | Jack Morris | Jeff Nelson | Mark Teixeira | Rick Ankiel | Kevin Millar
MANAGERS/COACHES: Terry Francona | Joe Maddon | Bruce Bochy | Clint Hurdle | Buck Showalter | Brad Mills | Bob Melvin | Dave Roberts | Gabe Kapler | Alex Cora | Dave Martinez | Ron Gardenhire | Scott Servais
CURRENT PLAYERS: Alex Bregman | CC Sabathia | Curtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler Clippard | Buster Posey, David Price & Anthony Rizzo
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