later on, i came across a box with autos and relics priced at 4 for $10 and had slightly better luck. i found this ivan dejesus jr. jersey card from 2012 topps
speaking of awesome, i found a hong-chih kuo relic. who knew such things existed? this one is from 2008 upper deck ballpark collection
and features kenji johjima of the mariners. kuo is taiwanese and johjima is japanese, but there must be a common thread, right richard p. mcwilliams? anyway, i saw the other day that the mariners released kuo which is too bad because he had some lights out times for the dodgers. i suppose i better go ahead and showcase the ttm success i had with him sometime last year as the chances of him landing with some other team is probably pretty slim.
kuo signed his 2010 topps update base card
the fourth card i snagged from the box was a 2003 bowman auto from pirates' closer joel hanrahan
his certified auto looks a lot like the one on my 2002 topps traded card that i sent to hanrahan a couple of seasons ago,
so that makes me feel good. just like finding cards in bargain bins. even the shiny ones.