Well, what do you know? With all this crazyness over Fidel Castro cards being defaced and ridiculous Andrew Miller lots on eBay, someone had to remind me that somewhere on this planet, believe it or not—Jose Canseco is still one hell of a popular player! How do I know? Well, for one you can check this auction’s winning bid. I was one of the early bidders, maybe as low as #3 but I never expected this card to sell for as much. Is it a late resurgance in popularity for Jose or perhaps the work of other fanatic Jose fans?

I would have gone as high as $50 but not a penny more. Truth be told, I didn’t want the card that much. As popular as those 2005 Donruss Prime Patches are, I think they are horrendous-looking. I like my baseball cards with full photography, not a mugshot and a bunch of chopped up pieces of memorabilia. I will admit, though…the autograph looks sweet.

Maybe next time. In the meantime, I think I will continue to chase my ‘White Whale‘. It will cost a lot less and looks a lot nicer, in my opinion.