Welcome to the first time in your life where you might care about the checklist in a pack of baseball cards.
On this week’s episode of “Old Baseball Cards,” our fun baseball nostalgia video series, we’re joined by Hall of Famer and Chicago Cubs legend Ryne Sandberg. In the history of this show, only one person has pulled their own card (shout out Bernie Williams!) but Sandberg might have earned himself an asterisk. He pulled a checklist that he’s on. Does that count? You could make the case that he found ALLLLL his teammates from that. And yes, I’m going to do that. You gotta appreciate the efficiency.
Beyond the checklist, it’s a fun episode with a baseball legend who talks about two guys he thinks should be in the Hall of Fame with him, shares the story of his most painful game-winning RBI, tries some gum from 1987 and talks about new gloves vs. old gloves.
If you’re new to the show, we open old baseball cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. Most of the cards we use aren’t worth much, but they’re often fodder for great stories and memories. There are plenty of great episodes below for you to check out.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: Randy Johnson | Felipe Alou | George Brett | Torey Lovullo | Pedro Martinez | Bronson Arroyo | Eric Davis | Dusty Baker | Hank Azaria | Alex Rodriguez | Scott Boras | A.J. Ellis | Bernie Williams | Chase Utley | John Smoltz | Best trades of 2017 | Best finds of 2017 | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 1) | Best Guests of 2017 (Part 2)
CURRENT PLAYERS: 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
STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: 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
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