WWE star The Miz talks '80s baseball and '90s pro wrestling on 'Old Baseball Cards'

You know World Wrestling Entertainment star The Miz as one of the best mic workers in the biz — basically he’s got the gift to gab and it’s made him a star in the pro-wrestling industry and on reality TV. Just look at his “Miz and Mrs.” show on USA Network.

On this week’s episode’s of “Old Baseball Cards” — Yahoo Sports’ baseball-card driven nostalgia show — The Miz joins us for an all-new crossover episode. We caught up with him at the MLB All-Star Game, where he was the MVP of the Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, and took a few minutes to open up some 1987 Topps cards AND some Smackdown cards from 1999.

If that sounds like fun — yes, you’re right, it is. We talk about baseball players from decades ago as well as wrestlers like Val Venis, Road Dogg Jesse James and others. Then, as we always do on “Old Baseball Cards,” we pull off a trade. Only this time, we’re trading baseball players for pro wrestlers.

The Miz opened up some 1987 baseball cards and found some of his colleagues in a pack of wrestling cards. (Yahoo Sports)
The Miz opened up some 1987 baseball cards and found some of his colleagues in a pack of wrestling cards. (Yahoo Sports)

If you’re new to our show, we open packs of baseball cards from the ’80s and ’90s with baseball players, coaches and famous fans (and The Miz is one of those!). The cards aren’t worth much, but they’re great for reactions and storytelling. We’ve got plenty of great episodes below for you to check out.

Previously on Old Baseball Cards
MUST-SEE EPISODES: Tim Raines | Thomas Ian Nicholas aka Henry Rowengartner | Mike Krukow | Gary Vee | 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)

STARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY: 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: 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

CELEBS: Kurt Busch | Bill Nye | HQ’s Scott Rogowsky | Mr. Belding | Alyssa Milano | Josh Duhamel | Joel McHale

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

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