I have been chomping at the bit to start producing some more Canseco PC items for my collection, and I have finally had some time to sit down and work on some of them!
For now, I will just be showing off one, as it is the only one I have finished right now.
You may or may not recall, but a few months ago, AJ, the owner of the Canseco PERFECTION COLLECTION (dramatic echoing … then pause for respect…and…done) sent over a nice little care package for me of game used and autographed Canseco items. Here is a pic of the Canseco swag …
I feared for a while that I would not use it for a long, long time. Why?
Because I simply didn’t think I would be able to come up with something that would be worthy of the game used gold that I now have in my possession.
I now have something that I am very proud to call my creation, and have in my collection. But brace yourself … it isn’t of Canseco on the A’s. It is of Canseco on the Rangers!
Canseco playing for the Rangers has some fairly major significance for me. For starters, him playing on the A’s accounted for a good portion of stability for me in my childhood.
That all came crashing down on me when I heard he got traded to the Rangers.
There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth. How could I have a favorite player NOT be on my favorite team?
Should I hate the A’s? Love the Rangers? Hating Canseco is simply out of the question! Aha! Sandy Alderson traded him. I’ll hate him! You have got to love a 13 year old’s logic!
In any event, it happened, and I was actually able to briefly meet him when I was 13 at a card show. I probably said this story before, but being in line for his autograph was like meeting a super hero. He signed for me, I said
“THANKS MR. CANSECO!” And he said to me …
Yes, my friends – Jose Canseco spoke to me … kinda. It was so great, that I completely lost track of time while riding in the car on the way home, as my mom got lost for about 2 hours. (Downtown Houston driving sucks!)
So, fast forward to this week. I started out to do an auto patch card. Something with a super nice patch, and a place for Jose to sign. That didn’t work out so well, as it overcrowded the design by …. a LOT.
That is okay though … I was able to make two cards with the design – one for the A’s for him to autograph (which I’ll show later when it actually IS autographed) and the Rangers patch card which I’m about to show.
I wanted it to have a high end look, and finally just some of the game used gold. It also had to have the famous 1/1 marking, some holographic gold, and …
I couldn’t help myself – I had to make a cameo on the card! This pic was taken early 2013 – I bought a 1989 World Series baseball, and had Jose sign “To my Bash Brother Tanner”. My most prized posession … so heck, why not have it in the pic?
Here is a close up of the ball …
So, without further adieu – here it is!
2014 Creative Collection Jose Canseco 1/1 Patch Card
If you look closely, you will see an inverted blurred pic of Canseco and I over his shoulder on the left.
Here is another pic to show off more of the gold reflective qualities of it:
I’m through the roof with how it turned out! I think it all came along perfectly. Well, scratch that … it most certainly did NOT come along perfectly. It was nightmarish to put together. Heck, I was at the final
stages of putting it together last night … TWICE … and failed miserably.
This morning, I was able to get it all together.
Here is a pic of the back. I figured since I’m the creator, why not sign it?
Okay, I confess … I did not sign it. I just signed the sleeve.
Maybe at some point I will sign, but I just don’t have the guts to yet.
As always, thank you for reading and your comments!
Awesome stuff. Do you do requests often?
Thanks! Yes, I actually did two cool patch cards for a guy who played baseball in high school and college. I took pieces of his letter jacket and jersey and put them in the card. I'm not sure if they will show up, but here is a pic of them:
bah – didn't show up – i'll go ahead and just create a post.