I don't have many autographed balls in my collection. I enjoy having non-card collectibles, but signed balls are usually too costly. But I do have a few here and there.
Why Canseco? Jose was the first player I was a fan of, way back in 1989 when I first got into baseball and cards. As such, he has a special place in my collecting heart. I already have an autographed card of his, but a ball is just that much more special.
And while Canseco is hardly a number-one star, and I doubt he'll ever have a plaque in the Hall of Fame, this ball will find a nice home on a shelf... whenever I move back to America and have a shelf to put it on.