I've been largely absent from the eBay marketplace all year. Sure, from time to time I'll place a bid on something, but I rarely follow up and chase a card as fervently as I use to. That being said, when I do win something I'm always pleasantly surprised.
A couple of weeks ago I won a card that will be proudly displayed in my collection. Check out the 2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot autographed card above and below.
First of all, Hong-Chih Kuo was a great Dodger. Not Hall of Fame great, mind you, but "tough like a warrior" great. He battled. He fought through adversity. He pitched with his heart on his shoulder. There is no doubt in my mind that he gave everything he had for the team, and I like to believe that many fans recognized that. Over the past several years he grew to be one of my favorite Dodgers.
As a special bonus, the seller packed a handful of filler cards when shipping the Kuo Sweet Spot card. One of those "throw-away" fillers is the Orel Hershiser card below. WooHoo, I needed that card.
It is a 1988 Donruss Leaf card, and it fills a hole in my collection.
I'm sure I knew this already, but Orel is the 4th Orel in his family (which causes an immature laugh from me).
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