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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.

2006 # 24/25 KEN GRIFFEY JR., ALBERT PUJOLS, DUAL AUTO SP CHIROGRAPHY /25
25 bids - Price: $215.50 - Watchers: 45
Item # 191339655755
2009 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS JERSEY PATCH AUTO AUTOGRAPH ALBERT PUJOLS 17/18 RARE
13 bids - Price: $56.55 - Watchers: 29
Item # 311109670906
ALBERT PUJOLS 2009 TOPPS TRIBUTE DUAL JERSEY AUTOGRAPH AUTO /99 CARDINALS ANGELS
11 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 19
Item # 131305313214
#2/10 LEAF LIMITED AUTO JERSEY ALBERT PUJOLS BGS 9 w/ 9 AUTO
7 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 281450498158
2014 PANINI IMMACULATE JERSEY PATCH CARLOS BELTRAN DAVID ORTIZ ALBERT PUJOLS /10
4 bids - Price: $11.61 - Watchers: 17
Item # 351181406288
2004 Fleer Showcase Sweet Sig Albert Pujols /150 Auto BGS 8.5 St Louis Cardinals
4 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 321533741293
2009 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS AUTO JERSEY RYAN HOWARD ALEX RODRIGUEZ ALBERT PUJOLS
10 bids - Price: $56.55 - Watchers: 16
Item # 351182129909
2006 Albert Pujols Sweet Spot Signatures Auto 45/45
5 bids - Price: $43.22 - Watchers: 12
Item # 321531841128
PSA 9 *MINT* ALBERT PUJOLS 2001 UPPER DECK SPX RC ROOKIE CARD 1427/1500 *ANGELS*
27 bids - Price: $152.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 151421746007
Albert Pujols Rookie 2001 Auto Autographed Signed Rare
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 9
Item # 181539487846
2001 Upper Deck Albert Pujols RC #295 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT!
10 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 111472946966
2008 ALBERT PUJOLS UD PREMIER MULTI PATCH CARD /50 BV$80
4 bids - Price: $7.50 - Watchers: 8
Item # 191349055366
MARK MCGWIRE ALBERT PUJOLS 2014 IMMACULATE DUAL PATCH BAT RELIC #26/49 CARDINALS
4 bids - Price: $7.50 - Watchers: 8
Item # 301328661623
ALBERT PUJOLS 2001 TOPPS TRADED RC ROOKIE CARD *PERFECT DEAD ON 50/50 CENTERING*
6 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 8
Item # 131305287533
2014 Topps Series 2 Mini Inserts Albert Pujols Ken Griffey Jr etc Lot of 21
3 bids - Price: $2.94 - Watchers: 8
Item # 371149569553
2014 PANINI IMMACULATE ALBERT PUJOLS Acetate PATCH BLUE Parallel 13/25 Cardinals
3 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 8
Item # 281451664849
2001 Topps Traded Albert Pujols #T247 PSA 10 Rookie Angels HOF
14 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 7
Item # 361060830949
(99) ALBERT PUJOLS CARD LOT ANGELS/CARDINALS!!!!! INSERTS/REFRACTORS!!!!
4 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 7
Item # 271619840358
2014 Panini Immaculate Dual Relic Albert Pujols Bat & Mark McGwire Jersey #/49
3 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 7
Item # 111472253285
2001 UPPER DECK BGS 9 (MINT) Albert Pujols ‘RC’ - #295 ~ CARDINALS & ANGELS
3 bids - Price: $4.75 - Watchers: 7
Item # 301330632138
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