Rare Food Issue Chapter Complete … I think

I had a picture of a nice new shiny rainbow autograph set I was going to post up today, but it will have to wait. Today, I got it a few squares that appear to have completed a neat little oddball chapter in my collection. Based upon my research, these discs were produced by MSA (Mike Schechter Associates) for various grocery store chains and bakeries. MSA produced several sets of these in the 80's and 90's from Fantastic Sam's to give away for free whenever you got a haircut, to Hostess potato chips, to Iced Tea. You will see what

Ripping Apart More 1 of 1’s, plus a Custom Frame and … a Lego Relic Card?

This week, I had several things going on.  I updated my checklist up to 2014, which took HOURS, but it was worth it.  The only downside I see is how many cards are out there that I will never see.  Did you know that Canseco has over 300 cards that are 1/1's alone?  Crazy!  Hopefully my checklist will assist others when they are digging in their collections to sell me Canseco cards I don't have. One of the cards that came in this week was a 2015 Gypsy Queen Canseco autographed mini #/10.  Topps never put it in a frame,

FREE Card!

There is a guy I know who, by the world's standards is FILTHY rich.  The amount of time and money he gives is negligible, when compared to what he has. He is the type of guy that, while many look at, think that he is doing alright, and probably a good guy, but if you were to be able to camp out in his brain for a while, you would be amazed with how many thoughts start out with "I", "me" or "my". I'm embarrassed to say this, but the person I'm talking about is me.  See?  There I go

I’ve got to HAND it to Topps …

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to this evening's edition of mouschipiece theatre ... Tonight, we feature the forgotten jumbo card. It is forgotten, because it is in my closet, propped up by a wall, and was mostly covered by a 1980's Canseco punch out mask prior to my cleaning kick tonight. I've got to hand it to Topps here. They did a top notch job on this. The fingerprints of craftsmanship are all over this. It truly has a unique touch. The card? A mega 12x18 Topps Archives TOUCHED BY GREATNESS. It is Hand Signed. It is Hand Numberd. and

2015 Topps Series 2 Canseco Autographs Incoming!

Uninspired. Generic. No Soul. That is what I thought of the latest Canseco offering from Topps Tier One. A small picture of Canseco on the right, with a BIG open space for an autograph on the left. I picked up one that was cheap, but it had an autograph at the bottom so I picked up a copy that had his autograph smack dab in the middle. My thoughts of the new Topps Series 2 Canseco cards continued along in the same vein as Teir One. 1) The first one is an SP and a sticker auto (which, by the

Lego / Allen & Ginter Cross-Over

Based upon feedback from some people on the forums from my past post, I do wonder what you, my highly valued reader, think of my passion for collecting Canseco cards. Perhaps you were wondering some of the following about me: Is his favorite number 33? Does mouschi roll out of bed in the morning in his Jose PJ's on, then throw on #33's jersey and head to his office - an office that is plastered with life sized posters? Does he take virtually any song I sing in his head and replace the lyrics with "Jose Canseco"? Is it possible

Stolen Card Story Takes an Interesting Turn …

Last Tuesday, I was writing about how I bought a card off ebay, and the seller refunded the money, then turned around and sold it to someone else who contacted them after I bought it, saying they would pay more for it. As a quick re-cap, here is the card: Beautiful, huh?  It was the same day I secured my 1990 Donruss Aqueous, but I was really looking forward to this gorgeous # to 10, dual patch card of Canseco also.  With this release, Panini broke the several year silence of Canseco jersey cards.  I remember seeing the first "major"

Another Dream Come True!

If you haven't heard enough of my enthusiastically chirping about how I was on the front page of the Beckett website, buckle in - because I'm about to say even more.   Last night, I was a bit bummed out because I was taken off the front page.  I knew it had to end at some point, but I was still bummed about it.  It was a mixture of bummed-outness and thankfulness.  I feel so incredibly blessed to have been featured on the website! Not too long after that, I found out I was going to be in the ACTUAL

Just another custom signed from the BEST DAY EVER!

It has been a while so I figured why not update the blog at mid-night with one of the other customs I got signed? A Piece of History: 40/40 Club Not only is Jose's John Hancock on it, it also features a piece of the bat I cut up!

How to Achieve your Hobby Goals (and more!)

Last night, I talked over the importance of goal setting with my son.  Being 12 years old (him, not me) it may seem a little young to do this, but that is what my parents did with me.  My son wants to create a video game, but this is very applicable to collecting as well. The first time I set a goal was when i was 12 years old.  I wanted to buy 25 T-206 tobacco cards.  Using the formula below, I was able to accomplish this - quite a huge accomplishment for a kid!  This formula has stuck with