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2005 Topps Heritage

Kevin Millar (2003)

Millar hit .310 and popped 36 homers in part-time duty with the Marlins between 2001 and ‘02, but the 31-year old’s contract was sold and he was headed for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League when Epstein decided to do some maneuvering and block the deal. When all was said and done, Millar belonged to the Red Sox at a cost of $2 million for 2003.

The affable first baseman responded with 25 homers for the ’03 Sox and served as a key member of the 2004 World Series team, hanging around Boston until the end of the ’05 campaign.