So for the blog bat around, I lamented a few cards I had lost. One was a nice Expos triple patch card, featuring former Red Sox great Pedro Martinez.
Well I dug through cheaper Pedro jersey cards on COMC to see if any had patches. See, COMC usually shows the cheapest card first. So if there's a nice patch at a higher price...it might be hidden by other cards of that type for sale.
For example, I looked at this card
but hidden amongst the plain white patches I found one of these:
It's gorgeous, it's Red Sox based instead of Expos based (which is better for me as a Sox fan, although the Expos patch was also cool), and it didn't break the bank - $2.25 shipped as it was priced amongst the other patch cards. You won't always find sweet patches among lesser jerseys on COMC (I have a few times with Seneca jersey cards, and I think that's how I found that old Byron Leftwich too), but when you do the search was all worth it.
So I don't have that nice Expos triple patch back...but this card may be even better for my collection - now just remind me not to get rid of it ever!