Top 3 Jose Canseco Rookie Cards

by on April 12, 2011

José Canseco rookie cardBeing a premier but also controversial player is why a Jose Canseco rookie card remains in demand. Even so, the 1986 Fleer Jose Canseco #649 Rookie Card with a high  grade sells for less than $40 although an autographed card would be significantly more.

Value of Jose Canseco Rookie Cards

The price of a Jose Canseco rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Jose Canseco rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Jose Canseco rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Jose Canseco Rookie Card- 1986 Donruss #39 Jose Canseco.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Jose Canseco Bio-

Cuban born, Canseco was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 1982 to play in the minors where it was realized his powerful hitting.  From 1985 to 1988, he was named by Baseball America as the Minor League Player of the Year and given the honor of being the AL Rookie of the Year.  In 1988, he played in the World Series although the Athletics lost but due to his outstanding performance, he was named the AL MVP with a .307 batting average.

Over many years, Canseco continued to impress fans and managers alike but starting in 1992, he moved from one team to another to include the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, back to the Oakland Athletics, then to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Chicago White Sox, although he tried out for the Anaheim Angels in 2004 but was cut.  Canseco then went on to side teams such as the Newark Bears, Montreal Expos, San Diego Surf Dawgs, Long Beach Armada, and a United Baseball League team called the Laredo Broncos.

Sadly, Canseco admitted in 2005 to using steroids but in a tell-all book, named many other big name MLB players such as Mark McGwire, A-Rod, and Ivan Rodriguez, some admitting to it and others denying it.  Although he received votes to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008, the required 5% to remain on the ballot was not met.  Numerous online sites sell the Jose Canseco rookie card to include eBay.

Teams Jose Canseco has Played For- Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay rays

Top 3 Jose Canseco Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Jose Canseco Rookie Cards and some of his most expensive.

1986 Donruss #39 Jose Canseco
1986 Donruss Rookies #22 Jose Canseco
1986 Fleer #649 Jose Canseco

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