Albert Pujols Rookie Card Checklist and Autograph Guide

Albert Pujols Rookie Card Checklist and Autograph Guide

At one point in time, Albert Pujols was at the top of the popularity list when it comes to sports cards and collectibles. With a panache for clutch hitting in addition to his ability to hit for power, Pujols will always be a Cardinal in the hearts and minds of St. Louis fans after leading his team to a World Series title in 2011.

Signed pieces of memorabilia, including balls, bats and jerseys command top-dollar on the secondary market, a testament to his continued popularity amongst fans and collectors alike. Items signed as a member of the Cardinals do carry a slight premium.

All of Albert Pujols' rookie cards hail from 2001 with his autographed 2001 Bowman Chrome #340 being the most coveted. Some of his other rookie cards include pieces of game-used bat and game-worn jersey swatches. Fortunately for those without deep pockets, Pujols has several other rookie cards to choose from (42 in total) at varying prices.

See also: Top Albert Pujols Rookie Cards to Collect.

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2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols RC #340 Autograph #/500

The 2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols rookie card features an on-card autograph and is limited to only 500 copies. It's a card that is considered a must-have for the die-hard Pujols collector. It's also worth noting that the card was a redemption, which means that any that might be still lurking in packs have long since expired.

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 2001 Donruss Signature Albert Pujols RC #151 Autograph #/330

With just 330 copies produced, this is Pujols' most limited autographed rookie card. Unfortunately, the autograph is in the form of a sticker label, which detracts from its overall aesthetic value. However, this doesn't take away from the card's ability to sell for huge amounts.

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2001 SPx Albert Pujols RC #206 Autograph #/1,500

While significantly more available than most of his other autographed rookie cards, the design and on-card signature make this a favorite for collectors. Due to the fact that the print run is just 1,500 serial-numbered copies, high-graded cards carry a huge premium. It is worth noting that this was another redemption.

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Albert Pujols Rookie Card Checklist

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Autograph Guide

Albert Pujols Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Albert Pujols signature autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. 

Albert Pujols Cut Signature Exemplar

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Albert Pujols Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Albert Pujols signature will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Pronounced and over-sized letter "A" which contains a looped line and a curved "point"
  2. A 'dot" separates the letters "A" and "P"
  3. The letter "P" forms a closed loop
  4. The remaining letters are very personalized with the letter "o" nothing more than a line connection
  5. The letters "l" and "s" consist of a fluid, closed loop at the top and open on the bottom resembling a cursive "s"

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Signed Bat Pricing:

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Rob Bertrand


Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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