I hate that word. Haul. There are so many words these days that get overused to describe an experience. I wouldn't call a few clothing items a "haul". Has anyone used that word to describe baseball cards? I would expect that your purchase would involve at least a hundred cards, and I don't mean via a single box purchase or getting a couple rack packs. Haul requires work, heavy packages, and lots of time.
I guess I spent lots of time going after these. The items you'll see below came from four locations, three of those being flea markets. I obviously spent hours looking through booths to find these and the other items I brought back from Seoul, and overall my purchases on this trip were enough to fill an entire backpack to the brim. I had to buy an extra bag to get home with everything! I still wouldn't call four jerseys and two hats a haul.
Anyway, on to my finds!
I also found some jerseys while snooping around the booths at the Seoul Folk Flea Market.
Lee Dae-Ho (link to stats in Korean), a career .309 hitter with 225 home runs over 11 seasons in the KBO. Since 2012 he has been in Japan with the Buffaloes and now the Hawks. Here is his NPB page with NPB stats (in English).
homeplate.kr page with Korean stats. He's not much of a pitcher overall, though he gets a lot of work with one or two innings per appearance.
Regardless of authenticity of the MLB jerseys, I'm very happy with my purchases! I might have to go to a Hawks game and wear the Lotte Giants jersey. Though it is really small; I don't think I'd fit in it and I bought it purely for decoration. I do fit in the others. I got all four jerseys at flea markets in Seoul.
What are your thoughts on these items? Are they authentic? What would you have paid for them?
Tomorrow, I'll bring you the baseball souvenirs I picked up as I visited the different parks!