Pujols Market Begins to Sizzle After 500th Homer

Prices didn’t shoot through the roof, but it looks like the baseball world is rediscovering Albert Pujols rookie cards.  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 rookie cards and 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.

2015 Topps Dynasty ALBERT PUJOLS Auto Jumbo Patch Jersey Relic 2/5 Angels
47 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 37
Item #291749235693
2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols St Louis Cardinals #451/500
16 bids - Price: $2,250.00 - Watchers: 26
Item #291744915513
Albert Pujols 2001 spx auto autograph 9/10
12 bids - Price: $121.50 - Watchers: 22
Item #272221848081
2001 Donruss Signature Proof Auto ALBERT PUJOLS ROOKIE RC #/25 PSA 10 Pop 1
13 bids - Price: $886.00 - Watchers: 21
Item #141970784658
2001 Upper Deck Albert Pujols ROOKIE RC #295 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
2 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 20
Item #351715950787
2001 SP Authentic Albert Pujols Chirography #AP PSA 10
27 bids - Price: $203.50 - Watchers: 19
Item #351715967072
2001 TOPPS CHROME TRADED RETROFRACTOR #T99 ROY BEAUTIFUL Pujols/ichiro
7 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 19
Item #182108851810
2016 Topps Heritage Cluhbouse Collection Dual Relic Mike Trout Albert Pujols /67
7 bids - Price: $4.76 - Watchers: 18
Item #111978517705
2001 Donruss Signature Proof Auto ALBERT PUJOLS ROOKIE RC #5/25 Bgs 9 Jersey #
11 bids - Price: $815.00 - Watchers: 18
Item #141970791417
2015 NATIONAL TREASURES ALBERT PUJOLS MIKE TROUT ALL-STAR DUAL PRIME 1/1
13 bids - Price: $27.00 - Watchers: 17
Item #252369077109
2001 Bowman Albert Pujols St Louis Cardinals #264 Baseball Card - PSA 10 Rookie
5 bids - Price: $37.01 - Watchers: 17
Item #121967446081
7 CARDINALS AUTO 1/4 ALBERT PUJOLS CHRIS CARPENTER MATT HOLLIDAY LANCE BERKMAN
9 bids - Price: $24.50 - Watchers: 17
Item #291748354865
Albert Pujols 2006 Bowman Originals Auto Autograph #/50 SP Cardinals Card
6 bids - Price: $39.85 - Watchers: 16
Item #131790751847
ALBERT PUJOLS 2012 Topps Triple Threads Game Worn Jumbo Jersey Patch Book # 2/3
10 bids - Price: $32.00 - Watchers: 16
Item #201567670622
2001 Donruss Classics Albert Pujols Cardinals RC Rookie 220/585 BGS 9 RCR
8 bids - Price: $28.00 - Watchers: 15
Item #371606499978
2001 Bowman Albert Pujols ROOKIE RC #264 PSA 10 GEM MINT (PWCC)
15 bids - Price: $76.99 - Watchers: 13
Item #351715950784
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