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

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!

My Crusade is Finished!

If you recall, I made up a version of a Crusade card, but with Canseco as a Blue Jay. It took me a few tries ... and I even played with a dual game used version ... but decided that was too crowded. I wanted to play with the colors ... and even recreate the logo ... In the end, I came up with this ... But I wanted to make sure that not only was my name on the front, but also have my face on the back ... The final looked much more polished, and when Jose got

Bash Brothers Custom Card that Isn’t Supposed to Exist

Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been a long time in the making, and is really hard for me not to build this up too much, only to have you be seriously let down in the end.  Just understand that at the end of this, you will think to yourself "pfffbt...that was all?"  (This is me trying to bring your expectations back down.) Okay, I'll stop going around in circles and get to it.  This might just be one of the most important pieces I have made ever.  Technically speaking, there isn't necessarily a WOW factor.  It doesn't have a player's tooth

Madonna’s got nothing on Mrs. Krabappel!

You may or may not remember buried in this post that I had created a Jose Canseco Simpsons card from the episode "Homer at the Bat". I had to re-draw the entire thing to make sure it was nice and clear. I just had to get this autographed, after I thought up an epic inscription, but I wanted to give a bit of back story on it all. Remember this lovely lady? The one and only Mrs. Krabappel. In the episode "Homer at the Bat", starring Jose Canseco, Don Mattingly, Darryl Strawberry and tons of other players, the script called

Chasing Canseco – Best Day Ever

Last thursday morning marked the start of our 4,000 mile / 10 day family road trip.  The plan was to go to hoover dam, the beach in California, LEGOLAND, carlsbad caverns, visit a friend in the mountains, roswell (yes, I am an alien nerd!), the grand canyon and several other things.  The most important one for me, however, was to go to Las Vegas and have my customs signed by my childhood hero, Jose Canseco. As you may know, the flip quests I do are inspired by the red paper clip story - where one person goes from trading a red

Is this what a REAL bat card should be?

Tonight, we are having a "Scrubs Musical" party for my birthday.  For those of you who haven't watched Scrubs before, do it - do it now.  NO - first read this posting, then watch it - you will thank me!  The musical is season 6, episode 6, on netflix. Yesterday and this morning however, I have been spending time doing a few things I really enjoy:  writing and card creating!  You only turn 21 once. Though that happened 14 years ago for me, I figured I'd share my latest concoctions online.  I really enjoy the positive feedback, so why not

I Mustache you a Question, but I’ll shave it for the Wedding

WARNING:  You are about to see my face.  A lot.  If that bothers you, kindly click away now! My wife has ... like ... 132 siblings, but thankfully, all but two are married off, and one is slated to be married a long ways from now. The youngest of the family, at 25 years of age, got married yesterday. By God's grace, we escaped the possibility of a catholic wedding, (read: we didn't have to sit through 18 hours) and it went down at a Bible church (the church I went to when I was 15, actually...the same pastor is

I did WHAT with a Game Used Bat?!?!?!

I'm not sure what it is with kids these days wanting to take pictures of them holding a lot of money and posting it on facebook/twitter/instagram.  I guess it is because it makes you look wealthy - you want to put to rest the whispers of friends, family and neighbors that you might *gasp* not have several one hundred dollar bills at your disposal to fill a bath tub and take a picture of. Here is one of a kid that apparently stole the money, took a pic and posted it online #genius. Apparently this is a rapper of some

Fantasy Baseball has a Whole New Meaning

Fantasy baseball.  A fairly recent past time for fans all over America - it is an obsession for many.  One that I have never indulged.  I've been told that since I'm such a baseball freak, I'd probably do pretty well, but I just never have gotten into it. Whenever I think of Fantasy Baseball, visions of dragons breathing fire at baseball players come to mind.  Baseball players with swords instead of baseball bats.  Am I alone in this?  Probably. But it gave me some ideas for my latest creation.  I've been thinking about it for a while now, and since