Call it off-season depression, or whatever you want, but I am going through baseball withdrawal and figured now would be a good time to do what I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while. I’ve been looking forward to putting together a video series of my Canseco collection post-supercollectordom. I can hardly believe it, but it has been a year and a half since I stopped my relentless search for each and every card depicting the 40-40 man. Time flies when you are having fun … and having a baby 🙂 BTW, Beckett is six months old today, and Atticus just turned 17!
Totaling a similar run time of Mission Impossible (About 1 hour and 45 minutes for all 3 episodes!) I understand that many won’t want to watch me drone on and on about my collection, but nevertheless, I have made the videos, and are available to be seen. Fun fact! Mission Impossible grossed $147,700,000. The quality of these videos may be a *tad* lower than MI 🙂
I’ve been looking forward to putting together a video of my cards, but what really sparked this, was a box I ran across in my office. Inside of it was a number of player worn jersey patches & game used bat pieces that I cut up and had Canseco wear/sign at his house for future customs for my collection. This is how the three part video saga began.
After that, I decided to do a separate video of all of my custom cards I created for my collection. I don’t think I have ever shared all the customs I’ve done for my personal collection in one spot, so here it is.
Last but not least, my collection of “real” Canseco baseball cards. I used to have well over 5,100 unique items. Now, I have around 200 or so (not counting my near run of base / base inserts). This collection has been thoughtfully assembled by acquiring my favorite cards to look at and own. It helped a lot having owned virtually everything before, and being able to look at my old collection online, to see what I truly loved. I only went after the cards that were truly meaningful to me, and have picked up several that I never had and came out after I called it quits. I was looking most forward to doing this video, because a video allows me to show off their true shine. Plus, I’m always happy to help others who may find a card they like in one of my videos – if a card inspires them, I can tell them what it is, so they can see if their guy is in the set.
(Ignore the Pujols & Astros card as they aren’t shown in the video, this was just a fun messy shot of my cards – I am CONSTANTLY looking through them!)
That’s a wrap on my Jose Canseco collection for now. Thanks for reading/watching!