Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Group Break - AL East

Over on Grantland, the writers projected the Baltimore Orioles to go 81-81 and still finish in last place. Is the division still that strong? Let's check out some cards and not find out the answer to that question.

Team: Red Sox
Buyer: shoeboxlegends
Whole Hog: Mo Vaughn, Holy Jesus, Mo Fucking Vaughn
Best Card: 1998 Score Rookie & Traded #RT259 Mo Vaughn

Tons of Mo Vaughn cards, but none of them all that great. Good for building up a storage reserve, not much else. I chose this one because it's always fun to see guys on cards doing other sports, although I'm guessing this is a heavy ball exercise, not a sub-terranean Fenway Concreteball League Death Match.

Team: Yankees
Buyer: The Dutch Card Guy
Whole Hog: Deion Sanders
Best Card: 1996 Fleer #3 of 10 David Cone Smoke n' Heat

Good insert, but the prize of this lot might be the mountain of 1990 Donruss Deion.

Team: Blue Jays
Buyer: buckstorecards
Whole Hog: Joe Carter, David Wells
Best Card: 1997 Topps #ILM11 Joe carter/Henry Rodriguez Inter-League Finest

Team: Orioles
Buyer: Ryan H
Whole Hog: Mike Mussina
Best Card: 2009 Upper Deck #543 Chris Watters Gold Parallel (63/99)

Glad this showed up in the repack box.

Team: Rays
Buyer: Thorzul
Whole Hog: No one
Best Card: 2000 Topps Opening Day #104 Josh Hamilton/Corey Myers

You gotta love obscene high school stats on the backs of prospect cards, like Hamilton's .636 junior year batting average. Looks like Myers got as high as AAA with the Diamondbacks and Angels, but played his last season of baseball in 2007.

Up Next: NL East

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