We’re getting close to 100 episodes of “Old Baseball Cards,” Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card-driven nostalgia show, but this week’s all-new episode is a first. It’s the first time we’ve had a father and son baseball-player pair open up cards together.
Tom “Flash” Gordon, who pitched 21 seasons for the Royals, Red Sox and Phillies among others, is joined us with his son Nick Gordon, a prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, for an episode that gets down to why so many of us love baseball — it’s a connection between kids and their parents.
We’re crossing generations, as Nick opens cards from 2018 and Tom opens cards from 1989, the year he was the Rookie of the Year runner-up. Along the way, we talk about players from both eras, the two of them negotiate a trade after a bit of back-and-forth and they share a great moment talking about what kind of player Tom hopes Nick can be.
If you’re new to our show, we open old packs of cards with baseball players, coaches and famous fans. We’re not looking for valuable cards, though, we’re looking for great reactions, great stories and great moments. If like like this episode, don’t miss our episode with Dee Gordon, the other member of their baseball family. You’ll also love our episode with Dave Winfield.
Previously on Old Baseball Cards
THE TOP 10 OF LAST SEASON: Randy Johnson | George Brett | Dave Winfield | Gary Vee | Jerry Dipoto | Mike Krukow | HQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Felipe Alou| Torey Lovullo | Nick Swisher
OTHER MUST-SEE EPISODES: 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 | Don Mattingly
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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