The unloved teams for this division were the Marlins and the Mets. Empirical evidence suggests that neither of these two teams have a single fan. The three remaining teams have at least one fan apiece
Buyer: Mad Guru
Favorite Card: 2004 Upper Deck Power Up Sticker #PU-62 Jose Vidro
Thoughts: When people enter these breaks, they're usually Nationals fans, and they let the Expos come along for the ride. I hope the opposite is true in this case. I've got my fingers crossed that Mad Guru is a torch-carrying, Quebec-separatist, Dennis Martinez-worshiping Expos fan. I'm guessing probably not, which is too bad, since the years of these cards were not right for pulling Nats cards. In fact, I got none at all, just a bunch of 'spos. There was a nice Vladdy in the lot, but not much else, so we get a fun sticker to stare at in awe.
I said, stare!
More awe! That's better.
Favorite Card: 2004 Upper Deck Power Up Orange #80 Kevin Millwood
Thoughts: There weren't a ton of Phillies cards in these boxes, so I thought, why not go with more fluorescent orange. You don't get to see that color a lot on cards, and now I can see why. (Dang it, why do these Power Up cards scan so badly?) I also now know that Millwood's favorite movie is The Green Mile.
Favorite Card: 2004 Leaf Second Edition (SOMETHING?!?!)
Thoughts: I don't even know how to properly address this card. It came out of the sole pack of 2004 Leaf Second Edition I got for the break. The back is mostly blank except for the number 10, some corporate logos and disclaimers, and the words "Checklist Legend Code: 1947-66PSIG"
I have no idea what this means. I looked it up on Beckett's shop (which I use for cataloguing purposes), and this is what came up. It must be one of those, right? But all of the cards listed with 1947-66 in their title are supposed to be serially numbered. So confused. Perhaps dayf has a little more insight into this card's origin.
The Braves were probably the second-best team to pick for this break, so I also need to show another card he's getting: 1998 Upper Deck Tape Measure Titans #22 Andruw Jones (2564/2667). This came in the weird tin of cards.
We're going front to back, back to front, so up next is the AL East.