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Pujols Market Begins to Sizzle After 500th Homer

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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.

2009 Topps Triple Threads Booklet Albert Pujols Cardinals Multi Jersey Bat 4/9
8 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 28
Item # 371106169321
2004 Playoff Tools of the Trade Albert Pujols Game Used Glove Patch Bat 1/1
16 bids - Price: $30.00 - Watchers: 28
Item # 380956377046
2014 Topps ALBERT PUJOLS Rookie Class Ring AUTO RELIC Diamond 01/10 6 DIAMONDS
24 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 21
Item # 321470898530
2001 Sp Authentic Chirography Albert Pujols Rc Auto Bgs 9.5 Autograph
27 bids - Price: $305.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 161375355799
2006 Bowman Originals ALBERT PUJOLS AUTO JERSEY AUTOGRAPH 1/3-MIKE TROUT Angels
4 bids - Price: $100.99 - Watchers: 17
Item # 121393105491
2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Albert Pujols AUTO 1/1 Bat Jersey Cardinals
15 bids - Price: $76.03 - Watchers: 17
Item # 380958064165
2007 Topps Triple Threads Albert Pujols AUTO Multi Jersey Bat Patch 08/18
27 bids - Price: $174.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 380957302924
2002 Bowman Heritage Albert Pujols AUTO Cardinals BGS 9 MINT W/ 9.5
13 bids - Price: $58.57 - Watchers: 15
Item # 380958083046
ALBERT PUJOLS 2009 TOPPS STERLING JERSEY PATCH AUTO 8/10
36 bids - Price: $71.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 360999714115
2002 Donruss Diamond Kings Diamond Cut Albert Pujols Cardinals Signed AUTO /200
15 bids - Price: $52.99 - Watchers: 11
Item # 371108106431
4x 2001 Albert Pujols Rookie Lot - BGS 9.5 X 4 All Cards: Upper Deck Topps Fleer
10 bids - Price: $105.09 - Watchers: 10
Item # 301253922665
2003 Topps Albert Pujols Auto Autograph SP MINT
11 bids - Price: $62.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 380958059410
2001 BOWMAN HERITAGE ALBERT PUJOLS ROOKIE CARD #351
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 10
Item # 141358809999
ALBERT PUJOLS AUTOGRAPH 2002 BOWMAN HERITAGE AUTO
4 bids - Price: $45.05 - Watchers: 9
Item # 261542566198
2000 MULTI-AD ALBERT PUJOLS PEORIA CHIEFS PSA 10 RC ROOKIE MINOR GEM MT
7 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 261541963978
2001 Bowman ALBERT PUJOLS RC Graded GEM 10 #264
8 bids - Price: $8.59 - Watchers: 8
Item # 251595323332
Albert Pujols 2001 Fleer Futures RC BGS 9 With 10 Mint! # / 2499 ! Cards, Angels
8 bids - Price: $31.00 - Watchers: 8
Item # 321466600342
2001 TOPPS CHROME TRADED ALBERT PUJOLS RC T247
6 bids - Price: $16.15 - Watchers: 8
Item # 131249844872
ALBERT PUJOLS 2014 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION PRIMARY PIECES JERSEY CARD #D 23/25
4 bids - Price: $4.69 - Watchers: 8
Item # 291199227829
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