How Much Would You Pay for Jose Canseco’s 1911…And His Finger?

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A couple of weeks back, Jose Canseco, the former chemically enhanced Bash Brother famous for allowing a noggin-assisted home run while playing left field, managed to wound himself while cleaning a handgun in his Las Vegas home. As you can imagine, he’s trying to rid himself of any memory of that painful event. Toward that end, he’s announced that he’s selling the the Remington 1911 with lovely custom grips that de-digitized him. Oh, and he’s also selling the finger . . .

Apparently an attempt was made to re-attach the slugger’s left middle finger after the tragic mishap. But those efforts seems to have failed.

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While we don’t know that particular tournament’s rules, we’re guessing that, valuable though it may be, the finger on the poker table didn’t qualify as a legitimate call or raise. And there’s no word as to whether or not it fell to the felt on the flop, though we’d love to know if Canseco just dropped the loose digit in his pocket or parked it in a glass of ice next to his dwindling stack of chips until he washed out of the tourney.

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Sadly for Jose, as nationalpost.com notes, eBay doesn’t allow auctioning off body parts via their site. Perhaps the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has a spot for a small jar filled with formaldehyde and formerly live tissue. While Canseco was never elevated as an official member of the shrine, displaying his former middle finger to the baseball world seems a perfect end to his career.

comments

  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    “In Philadelphia, it’s worth 50 bucks”

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      The gun or the finger?

      1. avatar Eric L says:

        I’ve been to Philadelphia, they’ll give you the finger for free

    2. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      Trading Places?

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Ding ding ding!

    3. avatar Phil COV says:

      Hehehe… References!

  2. avatar Gordon Wagner says:

    Sure, I’d love a 1911. One with a story is fine by me. I don’t want his finger, although my cats might enjoy playing with it. Outside.

    1. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

      My dog would just eat it. (The finger, that is, she wouldn’t know what to do with the 1911.)

  3. avatar Eric L says:

    While its nicer than my 1911, I wouldn’t buy it even if I had the money….at least not from him. He made millions becoming a joke and his idiotic behavior cast a black eye on all gun owners, I wouldn’t reward him with my hard earned money.
    As for the finger……wtf????

  4. avatar Craig says:

    $0.00. It’s a Remington R1 with some ugly grips. They’re not as reliable as a Ruger 1911 and it’s just gawdy as sin.

    1. avatar IdahoPete says:

      Yeah, he would have to pay me to take it.

  5. avatar Gene says:

    That’ 45 didn’t shoot your finger off, Jose. You did. Nice try at absolving yourself of responsibility.

    1. avatar General Zod says:

      My thoughts exactly. The gun didn’t “do” anything. He stupidly shot his own finger off by being careless and stupid with the gun.

      I still can’t figure out how the hell anyone could attempt to clean a 1911 without unloading it. The bullets and magazine kind of get in the way, don’t they? He must’ve been drunk or stoned during the incident.

      1. avatar Dale says:

        Same here. how does this passively worded item get a pass?

    2. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      “Remington that shot my finger off.”
      Yeah. Should have been one of those “Passively constructed…” posts.

  6. avatar Nick D says:

    I’m not sure if I want a gun that has a taste for the blood of stupid celebrities. If MDA knows what they’re talking about, and they assure me that they do, then a gun with a taste for blood is like a dog, always wanting more of that forbidden food.
    This is why I buy new, unspoiled guns, or weapons from WWII, used by either Russians, or Americans. I don’t mind if my rifles and pistols have a taste for Nazis.

  7. avatar David says:

    The pistol didn’t shoot his finger off, he did.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      Or perhaps the bullet.

  8. avatar Jim March says:

    If you bought the dirty digit at least you could say Jose gave you the finger…

  9. avatar Mat says:

    Now watch as an out of state ATF agent responds to the ad…

  10. avatar Gregolas says:

    What will he get for shooting his mouth off-besides ridicule?

  11. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

    No, the gun did not shot your finger of, YOU shot your finger off.

  12. avatar Jug says:

    Too bad the finger that Osama Obama has been giving us can’t be auctioned off as well.

  13. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    No way Jose.

    Gotta be the first time I’ve ever said that literally lol

    1. avatar Paul53 says:

      Well played, sir!

  14. avatar Lurker_of_Lurkiness says:

    I want a 1911, I was thinking of getting an RIA for $4xx, I wonder if he is serious I think I’d give him $450…. Hmm to make a twitter or not.

  15. avatar Paul53 says:

    Don’t want a gun that’s tasted blood. Just asking for trouble.

    1. avatar Rog Uinta says:

      Stop it. Inanimate objects don’t like to be anthropomorphized..

      1. avatar Lurker_of_Lurkiness says:

        Maybe its like a were-gun now, when the moon comes out it turns into a bat.

        1. avatar John Doe says:

          Maybe it turns into a Nighthawk?

    2. avatar General Zod says:

      “Tasted blood”? Think of it as having a history of penalizing the stupid.

  16. avatar KCK says:

    For some reason, neglegent dischargers seem to think that the claiming the “cleaning” defense, cleans the offense as well.
    I guess it sounds way better to say that, instead of “I was fucking around and shot myself”

  17. avatar KCK says:

    BTW, I treat my guns as if they are loaded because they are.

  18. avatar louringe says:

    I didn’t think you could sell body parts?

  19. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    Looks like a bog standard GI Spec 1911 other than being stainless, no extended beavertail, standard GI trigger, GI hammer, GI sights, aftermarket grips don’t add value, no idea of round count, no mention of spare mags, so…. $600?

    1. avatar Defens says:

      Round count – at least once!

  20. avatar former water walker says:

    Sure I’d buy it…and all you guys thought it HAD to be a Glock brand Glock. At least we know it works 🙂

  21. avatar jwm says:

    “Give a red neck money and he buys blue stingray boots with it.” Jose has some red neck in him. That’s one fugly set of grips on that chrome whore house special.

  22. avatar Grege says:

    “Sadly for Jose, as nationalpost.com notes, eBay doesn’t allow auctioning off body parts via their site”

    They also don’t let you auction firearms.

  23. avatar Phil COV says:

    It was a 22, but then somehow ballooned into a 45 overnight.

  24. avatar bandolero says:

    Too shiny.

  25. avatar doesky2 says:

    If I shot off my largest finger my wife would be royally pizzed and it would have nothing to do with my reduced capacity for doing yard work or cleaning up around the house. Just saying.

  26. avatar Ralph says:

    Which finger?

  27. avatar v v ind says:

    This is the best, most well-written story I’ve read on here this month

  28. avatar Lurker_of_Lurkiness says:

    Why does that gun have that funny lookin crawdad on them thar grips?

  29. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    He’s in Vegas?

    Why not just take it down to the Pawn Stars’ shop, and see if Big Hoss will give you a good price for the story.

    1. avatar WV Cycling says:

      The finger or the firearm? 😉

  30. avatar Hank says:

    Oddly, the police report says it was a 9mm. I’m guessing a Glock because you have to pull the trigger to disassemble it and quite a few folks have suffered negligent discharges as a result.

    He also says that his Tweets about his finger falling off were a hoax. The guy is so full of shit I wouldn’t believe anything he says. He’s a dumbass and deserves his pain and misfortune.

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