Jose Canseco is already a depressing figure, this card, which Panini America revealed today, somehow tops Jose’s sad life. It’s not the design, which looks great, but the photo and colors which make this card look, well, depressing.
Another thing I’m worried about is if Jose has been left out of the base card checklist, which has all those neat parallels. So far, this is the only Jose I have seen in 2015 Prizm and I’m not sure if there will be parallels of this particular card. Right now, Panini NEEDS MLB logos.
As for the picture, my guess is that it’s from Jose’s Oakland years, probably ’90-’91, though I can’t be certain. I am not sure why Panini made the colors on Jose’s jersey black and grey but it really brings down the card. Green and yellow would have saved this card.
Here’s hoping we see a little more color with this card and its possible parallels or that Jose also had a base card in this set because those base cards look absolutely awesome. A man can dream, can’t he? Click here to see more Prizm.