Tom Gordon and Nick Gordon have a great father-son moment on 'Old Baseball Cards'

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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.

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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.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tom Gordon and his son, Twins prospect Nick Gordon, open backs of baseball cards. (Yahoo Sports)
Ex-MLB pitcher Tom Gordon and his son, Twins prospect Nick Gordon, open backs of baseball cards. (Yahoo Sports)

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
Randy JohnsonGeorge BrettDave WinfieldGary Vee | Jerry Dipoto | Mike KrukowHQ’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

COMPILATIONSBest 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

CROSSOVER EPISODES: The Miz | Metta World Peace | Jazzy Jeff

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: Fred LynnEduardo PerezJ.J. PutzLuis GonzalezDuane KuiperEdgar MartinezRyne 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/COACHESTerry 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 BregmanCC SabathiaCurtis Granderson | Noah Syndergaard | Kyle Hendricks | Clayton Kershaw | Todd Coffey | John Axford | Dee Gordon | Adam Eaton | Rajai Davis | Brad Ziegler & Tyler ClippardBuster Posey, David Price & Anthony Rizzo

CELEBS: Kurt BuschBill Nye | Mr. BeldingAlyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

ETC: Chris “Mad Dog” RussoJosh Kusnick | Jeff Passan | Ken Kendrick

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