Here’s a cool story of Tanner Jones, the Jose Canseco supercollector.
Give it a read here and find out the lengths he went to accumulate his collection and eventually getting to meet the one half of the Bash Brothers himself.
It’s funny to me because I had a connection with Canseco myself. For the longest time since my little league days, I’ve played with a old Rawlings glove with Canseco’s signature branded on the palm.
When I played ball, that glove was an extension of me. I’ve made some spectacular catches over the course of many seasons from little league to the beer league.
It was a sad day when I had to replace it after catching a routine pop fly when I heard a snap and cracked the bone in my left ring finger. The glove had worn so thin that I essentially caught it was my bare hand.
Now I always name my fantasy baseball team after Canseco. I think I should take it one step further and like Tanner, start my own collection of Canseco cards.