There are grail cards in the hobby that I'm halfway happy Canseco wasn't in for fear of how much it would cost, and halfway wish that he was because they are so beautiful. The 97 Finest Gold Refractor is a prime example of this. I finally decided to create one of my own. Here it is, complete with deckle edge, and atomic refractive properties!
What is Canseco's first official A's patch card? What is Canseco's first official auto/patch card? What is Canseco's first official A's auto/patch card? You are looking at it! Months after Jose announced his retirement, 2002 Leaf Certified Fabric of the Game was released. Though Canseco hadn't played for the A's for five years, Leaf decided to create a card of him on the team he was best known for. This version, though serial numbered to /33, gave something extra special to the first /10 holders: a signature! Out of those /10, some had patches embedded, while others had white
As we all know by now, the rightful spot of the #1 highest selling card once again belongs to a T206 Wagner which just sold for $6.6 million dollars. Days prior, Nicholas Cage sold his house for $6 million. It is amazing to think that someone paid more money for a little piece of cardboard than a beautiful massive mansion owned by an A list celebrity. (That would TOTALLY be me to go for the cardboard!) While it is the most expensive and famous card on the planet, did you know, the T206 is not Wagner's rookie? His rookie was
10-15-88: Kirk Gibson did something big. I don't quite recall, but that's not important. Blah. Earlier in that game, the legend of Jose Canseco grew when he hit his first ever grand slam on the biggest stage in the world of baseball: Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. The Home Run wasn't run of the mill, either. It was a 400ft line drive missile to straight away center field, and actually dented the NBC camera it hit! (Here's a video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxLrDqpwYn8 ) In 2003, Topps commemorated this missile grand slam by creating a Canseco card for it.
Recently, I was shown an amazing collection of jumbo patch cards of various players. I *LOVE* jumbo patch cards - the problem is that my favorite player doesn't have too terribly many of them, and far fewer logo jumbo patch cards. I thought I'd "go back to my roots" and create some cards of my main dude inspired by designs of sets I wished he was in - as you can see, I amped them up quite a bit too :) It has been a while - here they are! Obviously, these aren't game used patches, but they still mean