The group break leaves the Pacific coast today, and comes home to the Midwest. That's right, it's baseball's largest division, the NL Central.
The Astros have a lot of fans around the country, but nobody wanted them. The Pirates have a small, neighborhood, underground, basement-based, paper bag-headed, shy following, so logically, nobody picked them. The Reds... well... nobody wanted them either. Whatever. Check it out.
Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Card: 2004 Upper Deck Power Up Shining Through #ST-14 Albert Pujols
Thoughts: This choice was made in accordance with the maxim that any Albert Pujols insert card is a good card. Lots of pink (which didn't show up in the scan), but still good.
Favorite Card: 2004 Upper Deck Power Up #61 Sammy Sosa
Thoughts: Sorry to dip into the same well again, but I had to point out that Sammy was the only player in the set whose head was not artificially enlarged for his card.
Favorite Card: 1990 Upper Deck #178 Mike Felder
Thoughts: The Brewers were a real garbage dump for this break. Lots of Marquis Grissom and Ben McDonald. I chose the Felder because I've been waiting for that bubble to burst for almost 20 years. Maybe today's the day. Maybe tomorrow. Who knows? I think I might have to day a day off next week so I don't miss it happening.
Next up: NL East