Albert Pujols Baseball Cards, Rookie Card Checklist, Autograph Guide

Albert Pujols Baseball Cards, Rookie Card Checklist, Autograph Guide

Overview

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.

Top 3 Albert Pujols Rookie Baseball Cards

Population reports current as of 10/13.

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

2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols (/500)

The 2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols rookie card features an on-card autograph and is limited to only 500 copies.  Graded versions have sold for five figures. 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. Fortunately for those without deep pockets, he has several other rookie cards to choose from at varying prices.

2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 121
Pristine 10: 1
Gem Mint 9.5: 18
Mint 9: 49

2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 167
Gem Mint 10: 4
Mint 9: 109

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

2001 Donruss Signatures Albert Pujols

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 several hundred dollars.

2001 Donruss Signature Albert Pujols RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 66
Pristine 10: 0
Gem Mint 9.5: 5
Mint 9: 27

2001 Donruss Signature Albert Pujols RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 24
Gem Mint 10: 2
Mint 9: 14

2001 SPx Albert Pujols RC #206 Autograph #/1500

2001 SPx Albert Pujols

While significantly more available than most of his other autographed rookie cards, the design and on-card signature make this a favorite amongst collectors. Due to the fact that the print run is 1,500 serial-numbered copies, good condition examples can be purchased in the $200 range. Graded cards can go for much higher. The card has a history of grading well with numerous Pristine and Gem Mint samples available.

2001 SPx Albert Pujols RC BGS Population Report:
# Submitted: 327
Pristine 10: 12
Gem Mint 9.5: 98
Mint 9: 133

2001 SPx Albert Pujols RC PSA Population Report:
# Submitted: 326
Gem Mint 10: 128
Mint 9: 119

Top eBay Listings

2002 Upper Deck Collectors Club Exclusive Card #MLB13 Albert Pujols RARE!! *A7
$5.00

Albert Pujols 2009 Sweet Spot Swatch Jersey Cardinals
$11.99

2015 Topps High Tek Albert Pujols Cubes PSA 8
$11.99

BGS 9.5 ALBERT PUJOLS BOWMANS BEST #174 ROOKIE GRADED BASEBALL CARD 10 CENTERING
$325.00

LOT OF (10) 2007 Upper Deck Goudey RED BACKS #6 Albert Pujols
$29.99

2003 Fleer Update Long Gone Albert Pujols #d 243 452
$5.00

2014 Topps Albert Pujols Class of 2001 COMMEMORATIVE RING GOLD #'d 99
$18.99

2014 Topps Finest Gold Refractor #93 Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels Card
$14.25

2014 Topps Finest Gold Refractor #93 Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels Card
$14.25

2004 Topps Derby Digs Relics #DDR-AP Albert Pujols
$18.99

Albert Pujols 20 Card Lot, No Duplicates, Topps Bowman Chrome & More. Future HOF
$9.99

2006 ULTIMATE TRIPLE GAME JERSEY 25 DEREK JETER-KEN GRIFFEY JR-ALBERT PUJOLS
$149.99

2016 Topps MLB Debut Medallion #MDMAP Albert Pujols BX 36L
$5.99

2001 Albert Pujols Donruss Baseball's Best Bronze #156 Rated Rookie BGS 9 MINT
$27.06

2016 Topps Heritage CHROME #THC-481. Albert Pujols SP 364 999. Angels. NM M
$6.49

2001 Albert Pujols Fleer Focus Rookie Card #245 RC 646 999 BGS 9 MINT
$27.06
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