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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
2017 National Card Show Free Signer - Jose Canseco
Love him or hate him, Jose was the man back in the mid-to-late 1980s. He was the superstar of that era, and we all now know why his numbers were so huge back then. He was an admitted steroid user, and burst the steroid bubble when his book Juiced was released in 2005. I think Canseco was blackballed after his book came out, and have heard lots of horror stories about him concerning other aspects of his personal life. However, I checked any judgement at the door when I met him, and have to say, he was a really nice guy.
Canseco (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1985 to 2001 for the A's, Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Devil Rays, Yankees and White Sox. He had 1,877 hits, 462 home runs and a .266 batting average. He was the 1986 AL Rookie of the Year and the 1988 AL MVP. He was a six-time All Star and a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He his 30 or more home runs 8 times in his career and 42 or more home runs 3 times. He won the World Series with the A's in 1989 and with the Yankees in 2000. He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2007 and only received 1.1% of the vote.