Today we have two Jose Canseco baseball cards. This is the 1986 Topps Canseco rookie card. Canseco and Mark McGwire, were known as the ‘Bash Brothers’ on the Oakland A’s team in the late 80′s.
Jose Canseco made a lot of enemies with the release of his tell all book on the steroid era. Yes, he named a lot of names. He did put up impressive numbers, although tainted.
Jose Canseco was the AL rookie of the year in 1986, hitting 33 home runs and driving in 117 runs.
In 1988, Canseco was the first player in MLB history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases. He was the AL MVP that year as well. Canseco was a 6x All Star and 2x World Champion.
The street that Canseco’s high school was on was actually named after him, following his amazing ’88 season. However, after the admission of steroids in 2008, that honor was taken away.
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