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Pujols Market Begins to Sizzle After 500th Homer

Prices didn’t shoot through the roof, but it looks like the baseball world is rediscovering the cards of Albert Pujols.  After he became the 26th player to join the 500 home run club on Tuesday night, bidding and buying activity picked up with four Pujols cards entering the list of the top 30 ‘most watched’ baseball cards on eBay.

Pujols Bowman Chrome Auto rookie cardThe premier Pujols rookie card is the 2001 Bowman Chrome autograph, numbered to 500.  A BGS 9 graded example pushed past $2600 with more than three days left in the bidding.

The hottest Albert Pujols cards are typically those bearing a signature, either from his rookie season or a memorabilia card from a high end product distributed in more recent years.

Topps Baseball Jumbo Relic PujolsImmediately after Pujols hit number 500, several of his higher end certified autograph rookie cards sold via Buy it Now or Best Offer, including a 2001 Donruss Season Statline ($525), a 2001 Donruss Class of 2001 numbered to 100, a 2001 Fleer Showcase numbered to 75 and a 2001 SPx auto numbered to 1500.  A PSA 10 rated Statline card was also up for auction as bids topped $500 with four days left.

On Tuesday morning, I chatted with ESPN’s Mint Condition about the market for Pujols memorabilia, which may be heading back upward considering the start the Angels’ slugger has had this season.

Below is a real time list of the hottest Pujols cards on eBay right now.

2001 TOPPS FINEST AUTOGRAPH ALBERT PUJOLS RC ROOKIE CARD #FA-AP Super Rare AUTO!
14 bids - Price: $157.50 - Watchers: 25
Item # 351196299615
2011 Topps Triple Threads Auto Relic Wood Parallel Albert Pujols 1/1
13 bids - Price: $305.27 - Watchers: 24
Item # 301353753191
2008 UD Premier Ken Griffey Jr Albert Pujols Chipper Jones Guerrero 4 Patch #/20
12 bids - Price: $23.50 - Watchers: 19
Item # 390951435983
2006 Topps Triple Threads Gold Albert Pujols PATCH AUTO 9/9 St Louis Cardinals
26 bids - Price: $152.02 - Watchers: 16
Item # 381023616174
2007 UD Premier Patches Albert Pujols Cardinals PATCH 1/1 BGS 8.5 NM-MT+ w/ 10
13 bids - Price: $43.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 381023640749
2001 BOWMAN HERITAGE RC ROOKIE SP ALBERT PUJOLS PSA 10 GEM MINT ANGELS 500+HRS
13 bids - Price: $52.07 - Watchers: 16
Item # 281469829405
2014 Topps Triple Threads Transparencies Autographs Albert Pujols #'ed 19/25
20 bids - Price: $103.50 - Watchers: 13
Item # 131324030233
2001 TOPPS CHROME TRADED ALBERT PUJOLS PSA 9 MINT!!
3 bids - Price: $1.75 - Watchers: 12
Item # 181559698629
2014 Panini Immaculate Base Card Lot #/99 (14) Cards Albert Pujols ++
7 bids - Price: $29.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 291268031149
2001 Topps Chrome Traded #T247 Albert Pujols Cardinals RC Rookie PSA 9 MINT
11 bids - Price: $11.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 371164815960
2001 Topps Traded Albert Pujols #247 PSA 10 Rookie
7 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 361082798322
2013 TOPPS MINI Albert Pujols Black PRINTING PLATE Angels 1/1
3 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 351199561741
2012 Topps Triple Threads HALO PILLARS MIKE TROUT ALBERT PUJOLS WEAVER #/27 SP
17 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 231359500128
ALBERT PUJOLS - 2003 TIMELESS TREASURES ROOKIE YEAR MATERIALS LOGOS PATCH 13/50
10 bids - Price: $20.70 - Watchers: 9
Item # 311129701446
Albert Pujols 2001 U.D. Sweet Spot RC PSA 10! Gem Future HOFER
19 bids - Price: $68.19 - Watchers: 8
Item # 141438570034
ALBERT PUJOLS, KEN GRIFFEY JR, PRINCE FIELDER, DEREK LEE 2008 UPPER DECK JERSEY
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 8
Item # 151444009371
Albert Pujols Auto True 1/1 !!! 2012 Tristar Signacuts - Still Sealed!!!
17 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 8
Item # 161455553679
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Chrome Traded #T247 RC Graded 9.5 (10 & Triple 9.5)
15 bids - Price: $31.00 - Watchers: 7
Item # 141438937695
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