I grabbed a few autos on COMC after picking up those patches. The two most interesting to me, mainly for the price differential, were this Johnny Cueto /35 and Raisel Iglesias RC auto:
As for Iglesias, it's a shame he's been hurt lately because he is by and far the most talented Reds pitcher at the moment. We went to a game last week where Brandon Finnegan pitched okay and the Reds had a late lead before Tony Cingrani blew the save in the 9th on a homerun by RAJAI DAVIS (his 2nd of the game). You know things are bad for the pitching staff when Dan Straily, who moved teams twice in the offseason, is your ERA leader. Alas, the tickets are cheap so at least I'll get to see a lot of baseball this Summer!
I also grabbed an auto of another Cincy name, this being former Bengal Jeff Blake:
Two years ago in fantasy football, my wife drafted Zac Stacy #1. He was bad for a few weeks, and I traded a few things for him in hopes that he would bounce back. He didn't, I missed the playoffs, and my wife made it to the championship game, mocking me all the way. So I needed a Zac Stacy card at some point:
My favorite auto of the bunch belongs to Ben Watson, a pretty incredible guy who I sort of PC'd for a hot second back in the day:
I grabbed two more cards that weren't autos, but didn't really fit anywhere else. The first is an early career card of David Patten, Patriots Super Bowl hero, from back when he was with the Giants:
And the final card is inspired by someone's blog pickup from the past few months. I forget which blog, but they mentioned grabbing this card and I had to have my own as it's pretty quirky: