Jose Canseco Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Jose Canseco

Date of Birth: 7/2/1964
Rookie Card Year: 1986
Investment Rating: 6.0


Overview

Jose Canseco baseball cards and autographed memorabilia values have paralleled the roller coaster of public opinion the once-great slugger has experienced over the years. A beloved member of the Oakland Athletics' "Bash Brothers," he and fellow teammate Mark McGwire thrilled crowds with their run producing and panache for the long ball. Canseco's well-documented link to steroids and other performance enhancing drugs became the subject of a tell-all book that would forever change the game of baseball. The resulting fallout left in its wake were dozens of tainted player reputations.

Jose Canseco has three rookie cards: 1986 Donruss, 1986 Fleer and 1986 Topps Traded. Jose Canseco's official rookie cards, of which he has two, were both released in 1986 by Donruss and Fleer respectively. In addition to his rookie cards,  Canseco has a handful of minor league cards. His first is in the 1983 Fritsch Madison Muskies set. However, the most valuable Jose Canseco minor league card is in 1984 Chong Modesto A's.

Canseco has several other cards, as well as stickers, that were issued the same year as his rookie card. Most notable of these are releases from Sportsflics and Star.

The first Jose Canseco autograph cards were released in 1999. Fleer Mystique has a Fresh Ink insert that's numbered to 250. 1999 SP Signature Edition has both a base autograph and a Gold parallel that's numbered to 50.

Jose Canseco's first memorabilia cards were issued the following year in several Upper Deck products. Two of the most popular cards also include Canseco's signature: 2000 Upper Deck MVP Game Used Souvenirs Bat Autos (#/25) and 2000 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects Game Jersey Autographs.

After the release of his book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big, Canseco participated in a promotional book signing tour. It was one of the most affordable ways to acquire Canseco's signature. He occasionally participates in traditional sports memorabilia signing shows. Bats and baseballs are two of the most requested items to be signed.

Jose Canseco Rookie Card Checklist

1986 Donruss Jose Canseco RC #39

1986 Donruss Jose Canseco RC

At one point, the 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco Rated Rookie card was an incredibly popular and valuable card. The market has significantly softened, but high-grade examples still carry a slight premium.

1986 Fleer Jose Canseco RC #649 with Eric Plunk

1986 Fleer Jose Canseco RC

Still listed as a Major League Prospect on this rookie card, Canseco, unfortunately, shares the landscape with Eric Plunk. Many collectors prefer Canseco's 1986 Fleer Update card because it is his first Fleer card with him as the sole subject.

1986 Topps Traded Jose Canseco RC #20T

1986 Topps Traded Jose Canseco RC

Inserted in the 1986 Topps Traded box set, this is one of the more recognizable cards of the decade. Like all Jose Canseco rookie cards, it doesn't carry nearly as much prestige today as it once did. The much rarer 1986 Topps Tiffany version of the card remains one of Canseco's top cards that isn't autographed.

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Jose Canseco., 1986 Toys'R'Us, ROOKIE!!!, Gem Mint 10
$8.54

2016 Topps Strata Jose Canseco BLACK AUTO card #d 24 50!!
$14.00

2005 SWEET SPOT CLASSIC JOSE CANSECO AUTO
$60.00

2016 TOPPS TRIBUTE JOSE CANSECO GREEN PARALLEL AUTO 63 99, ATHLETICS
$8.49

1993 Topps Finest All Stars #99 Jose Canseco Refractor PSA 9
$102.57

2016 Topps Museum Collection Archival Jose Canseco AUTO 53 99 Oakland A's
$5.50

2000 UD SP JOSE CANSECO #JC GAME USED BAT NEW YORK YANKEES
$19.95

2014 Leaf Q Jose Canseco Autograph Game Used Bat 01 25 Oakland A's Gold
$48.00

JOSE CANSECO 99 $60+ A'S ON CARD AUTO REFRACTOR SP 2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE AUTOGRAPH
$6.50

2001 SP Game Bat Edition Piece of the #JC Jose Canseco New York Yankees Card 0f4
$6.20

2015 Leaf Executive JOSE CANSECO & OZZIE CANSECO 1 1 CUT AUTO A's PSA DNA JSA
$99.95

1987 Jose Canseco Johnny Ray NEVER FOLDED KRAFT HOME PLATE BOXES Baseball Cards
$11.95

JOSE CANSECO 40CT 2DIF BAY AREA SUPERSTAR PROMO GLOSSY VERSION RARE
$13.50

1989 Fleer Rack Pack Ken Griffey Jr Gary Sheffield Jose Canseco TOP
$30.00

2002 Fleer Maximum Power Game-Used Bat Memorabilia #JOCA Jose Canseco Card 0j5
$10.24

1986 Donruss The Rookies Box Set Base 22 Jose Canseco Oakland Athletics Card 0f8
$9.98
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Autograph Guide

Jose Canseco Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Jose Canseco's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Jose Canseco Cut Signature Exemplar

Jose Canseco Signature Example

Jose Canseco Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Jose Canseco signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A fairly legible signature defined by the over-sized "J" and "C."
  2. The "J" is formed with the combination of two, flat, oval shaped loops.
  3. The letters "o" and "e" are absent and the "s" resembles something of a printed "r" shape on an angle.
  4. The "C" in the last name is tall but narrow. It is formed in a manner where the up and down stroke create an elongated cursive "l" shape.
  5. The pen does not lift and instead flows into a closed looped "a," which itself is narrow and wider top to bottom as compared to being rounded.
  6. The remaining letters all look very similar.
  7. Any number of inscriptions may accompany his signature.

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JOSE CANSECO ROOKIE PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH 1986 FLEER SIGNED
$36.00

Rickey Henderson Jose Canseco Dual signed MLB Baseball PSA DNA BallCube Included
$149.99

Jose Canseco signed 8X10 w COA certificate from GAI
$29.95

JOSE CANSECO & ERIC PLUNK SIGNED 1986 FLEER RROKIE CARD PSA 83804597
$59.99

Jose Canseco 40 40 signed Rawlings Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA #X32302
$89.99

Jose Canseco Signed Auto Autograph Rawlings OML Baseball w Steroid Insc - JSA
$59.00

Jose Canseco Official ML Baseball Signed Autograph Auto JSA Authenticated A's
$99.99

JOSE CANSECO autographed signed Oakland A's white Jersey JSA Witness #W794407
$105.91

Jose Canseco Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo JSA Authenticated
$29.99

Jose Canseco Oakland A's Signed photo in Record Breaker plaque Auto JSA
$66.60

Jose Canseco Signed Baseball 33 88 AL MVP inscription TriStar Hologram COA ROMLB
$39.99

Jose Canseco Signed 1994 Topps - PSA DNA
$24.00

Jose Canseco hand signed Oakland A's 1988 jersey - 40 40 - JSA certification
$52.99

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, BARRY BONDS, JOSE CANSECO Signed 18x24 Framed PSA J85174
$499.99

Jose Canseco Full Name Signed Professional Football, JSA, Baseball Athletics WOW
$49.95

Jose Canseco Signed 1986 Fleer Baseball's Best - PSA DNA
$27.00
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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