Happy Birthday to Me! The 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold is Back!!!

Cardboard grails are a weird thing, man.  They make you do strange and irrational things, like keep you up at night, trying to figure out where to search, and even post things like this ... or this ...  or even this!    When I walked away from supercollecting, not a single card in the above graphic had surfaced the entire time I was searching.  It should be noted that the first card shown, the 1996 Select Certified Mirror Gold was my main grail I never found, and was one of three that were my favorites.  I dreamt about this card. 

Orange you glad you collect baseball cards?

When it comes to Canseco cards, some of my biggest and best trades have come after I decided to call it quits on supercollecting.  In fact, (to my knowledge) I hold the record for selling the highest dollar amount for a single Canseco card.  More on that later, but that's where today's story starts.   Back in March of 2021, I was "in a selling mood" - the dealer and collector in me often compete.  Well, the dealer in me won on this particular day, and I moved some incredible pieces.  One of which was this Dynasty beauty:  This is a