I have to say it. I, Mario Alejandro, am a fraud. I, am a liar.
I come here and talk about Jose Canseco and about my collection of his cards (1,000+), including game-used bats/jerseys, minor league, rare, and parallels. The sad truth is, that while all these things are 100% accurate, my collection is worthless because it lacks something that up until this point I have been unable to acquire. A signature card.
Yes, I admit it. I do not have any autographed Jose Canseco baseball cards. Sad that I have about 100 from other players from 2007 but when the autograph became an easy “hit” I was long gone from the hobby and of course, by the time I returned to collecting, my former idol was long gone from the game. So where does that leave me? Chasing my first autograph on eBay.
Two nights ago I watched as my highest possible bid of $17 (+ shipping) was mutilated by one bidder after another until the end when only one stood, a winner among other delusional Canseco fans, probably driving their ’87 Trans-Am to work every day listening to ‘Hysteria’ on their stereo cassette players. You may have outbid me this time, but revenge will be mine!
Sometime this weekend I will put on eBay my Ryan Braun SP Authentic ‘By The Letter’ (Gold Ink) which last sold for close to $180. Hopefully I can get around $150 for it and when I do, beware other Jose fans on eBay!