As a middle schooler, I was realizing my attraction to guys and developing a love of baseball players. I began to collect baseball cards of the players I particularly found hot. The card below is the one that began my obsession.
Though he’s now overly pumped with steroids, I was in love when I was younger. I collected all of his cards I could and had posters on my walls. I think my parents were actually glad I had sports posters on my walls, it seemed more boyish. Sadly, my Canseco posters were taken down by my mom and disappeared when she found out I was gay. However, I still have my prized possession from those days: the Jose Canseco Dream Team baseball card.