Happy Jose Canseco Day!

May all your hopes and dreams come true!  :D

I was featured in FCB Collector’s Corner

Here is the link!  http://www.freedomcardboard.com/forum/showthread.php/149390-Collector-s-Corner-Showcase-Volume-18-mouschi

I was featured on Blowout Buzz!

Check it out:  https://blowoutbuzz.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/buzz-collector-profile-tanner-jones-a-jose-canseco-collector/

What is your favorite product of 2015?

I think there have been between 40-50 different releases this year. I laugh about all the people people who cited the reason they left the hobby int he early 90's because the # of releases got out of hand :) So what is your favorite release so far? There are STILL about 6 products to be released in the next 20 days before '16, but I'm curious to see what YOUR favorite(s) have been so far.

I’m in a Doritos Commercial!

I'm in a Doritos commercial! It is for an entry for the "Doritos Crash the Super Bowl" contest. Please vote 5 stars on it!  You can click the link below to view and vote.  No login is required! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk-CzhGo8J4 This whole thing was put together by the talented Jeff Farmer.  You can see his website at http://jeffreyrfarmer.com

1991 Topps: The $100 Card, Glowing Backs & More

For many of us, our collecting careers were born in the junk wax era - that sweet spot of 1988 to 1992.  It is from this time period which all other collecting periods are measured, and unfairly so.  "The hobby isn't like what it was." everyone cries out, remembering when card shops were found at every corner, and packs of cards could be purchased from doctor's offices to petting zoos. Why do so many people say these cards are better used as firewood than anything else?  The answer is simple:  the card companies simply kept the presses running ... FOREVER.

1993 SP vs. 2015 Tek

What a difference 22 years makes, huh?  1993 was the tail end of the junk wax era.  Card companies started slowing down the presses, and collectors started to find some premium cards were not as readily available as the typical 50 cent packs offered at grocery stores. While some cards from the late 80's and early 90's were produced in mass quantities to the tune of millions ... PER CARD, some were not.  1993 SP, for example.  A beautiful set highly sought after - even to this day by collectors, and namely due to Derek Jeter's rookie.  The 1993 SP

Garage Sale Results for my Wife and Son’s Mission Trip!

I posted this on the forums as a final post to the thread I started showing my moustache / autograph card I was selling for the mission trip.  I know this doesn't have much to do with baseball, but wanted to post it on my blog as well ... My wife and son leave for their trip on Thursday, so I thought I'd just give an update on the whole money raising part.  I had about 6 people buy the mini blue/red autographs of me, which was very nice of them.  I even had 2 people donate some money from

Latest Canseco Pickup!

About 16 years ago, you may recall Fleer putting out a set by the name of Brilliants.  The base cards feature a chrome mirror like finish, and had a very premium look by itself.  Very classy looking card.  I remember seeing them from time to time whenever I would go through huge collections I purchased, and would find a Canseco.  I would be ecstatic because it was so nice looking! Later on down the road, when I got more serious into my PC, I sought out the parallels as well.  They had a blue version, which was insanely beautiful -

The Contest Winner Is ….

So, it looks like we have a winner! Before I reveal the winner, I wanted to go through some facts. This contest was run on Blowout, Beckett, Freedom Cardboard, Sports Card Forum, Net54Baseball, my blog and facebook. Out of hundreds of replies, I found that the responses varied quite a bit. Someone guessed $0, and someone guessed $3,000. Here is a statistical breakdown: 6% said under $100 22% said between $101-250 37% said between $251-400 22% said between $400-600 6% said $601 and over 3% said this whole thing was narcisisstic/creepy 2% said they thought someone would plant my moustache