What a crazy seven days it has been. Minutes after giving up my 18-year Jose Canseco collection, I get a package in the mail completing an ancient trade with tons of Jose Canseco cards. After going through them all I discover that I am just 11 short of 1,000 different Jose Canseco baseball cards. Even that close, I still had no interest in pursuing that player collection any longer and then a couple of days later I bump into none other than Jose at a softball game of all places. After snapping up some great photos and getting one of my cards signed, I try to make the best of it all. I loved every minute of it but I still wanted to focus my personal collection on Andrew Miller.
Well, yesterday a small package came in the mail from Joey of Squeeze Play Cards with about 15 Jose Canseco cards, some new but mostly oldies that I never even knew existed. As thankful as I was, I set it aside to be worked on the next day. Today, after doing an official count and I came to the conclusion that Joey’s cards put me over the 1,000 card mark, to be exact, 1,004. Joey, thanks for the cards. I don’t remember what the deal was but keep an eye out for future box breaks. Any Sammy Sosa/Ivan Rodriguez parallel/game-used/auto is yours for the taking. Topps Finest is right around the corner and I am booked for two boxes!