The potatoes in this hill weren't perfect, however. Some had small white, hardened speckles across their face and some were sporting a red hue around their eyes. Doing some looking around, I found a nice potato disease page. That lead me to:
White dots can often be seen on the skins of potatoes that have been left in very damp soil for a long time; they are swollen lenticels.
Pink eye is a disease characterized by a pink discolouration of the skin around the eyes. During storage, or in the field before harvest, it causes a superficial rot (1) that closely resembles the first signs of infection with late blight. Infected tubers do not keep well. The cause of the disease is not known, but it is always found in tubers of crops affected by Verticillium wilt.
|Pink Eye and Swollen Lenticels|
The swollen lenticels won't be a problem. The Pink Eye looks like it means that I need to find a way to use them sooner than later.