My better half returned from a ten day trip to South Korea yesterday. She stayed with her cousin who lives in Seoul and from the pictures it looks as though she had a wonderful time. I'm very envious of all the new foods she was able to try, but at the same time I'm proud to say I only ate two frozen pizzas while she was gone. I think Vegas had the over/under set at 4.5.
Somewhere around day four she asked what I wanted as a souvenir. Baseball cards! My wife never buys me cards, because she doesn't know what I want. In this case though ANY baseball cards from Korea would do!
She brought me two gifts and the first one was really sweet. It's a "cable wrapper" to quickly cinch some cords together, like the wires for my earbuds.
The cards, the cards. I know most of you want to see the cards. Here's the box:
One of the side panels listed the odds for special insert cards. Thankfully, Laura had her cousin do some quick translations, otherwise I would have had no idea what I was looking at.
The first card out of the pack is a pitcher from the Doosan Bears.
baseballreference.com to see if I could figure out each player's identity by their jersey number. No luck!
Sega Card Gen cards that Zippy Zappy acquires from Japan.
Six player cards and one advertisement "item card" per pack.
1. It's probably expired
2. The website is probably all in Korean
Nineteen more packs to go! Maybe I'll unearth a card of the Twins' new player acquisition, Byung-ho Park, or perhaps Jung Ho Kang of the Pirates? I'm sure HSCA or BWTP wouldn't mind a Korean baseball card.
Anyone know how to read Korean? :)
Thanks for the cards, Laura!