Albert Pujols was born on 1/16/1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
He was drafted in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB Amateur Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Pujols made his debut on April 2, 2001, and quickly became a dominant player in the league batting .329 with 37 jacks and a mind-blowing 130 RBI’s in his first year!
Albert is one of the game’s best players of all-time and we would rank very few players ahead of him (more on this later).
So without further ado here are the best three Albert Pujols rookie cards to buy and profit greatly from in the future…
2001 SP Authentic Albert Pujols Rookie Card SP Limited Gold /50 #126 (buy on eBay)
The HOLY GRAIL of Albert Pujols rookie cards.
This card is unimprovable in any way whatsoever and is a must for all sports card investors.
Numbered #126 the back of the card reads “Pujols was already a highly regarded prospect with the Cardinals when entering the 2011 season, but he played so well during Spring training that he made the club to start the year. He got off to a blazing start, ranking among the league leaders in nearly every offensive category during April. Pujols began the season in the outfield but seems to have found a permanent home at third base. He has the skills to become an All-Star.”
Not only is this our favorite Puljos rookie card it is one of our favorite cards in all of sports card collecting (an easy top 5, maybe 3).
2001 SP Authentic #126 ALBERT PUJOLS RC /1250 (buy on eBay)
This card is very similar to the 2001 SP Authentic SP Limited Gold card other than the fact that there were 1250 of these made instead of 50.
Plus the front of the 2001 SP Authentic card is absent of the wording “Future Watch Unlimted”.
You will find this card to be much more affordable vs the Gold card but when it comes time to sell your profits won’t be as great.
Regardless we love this card and would be comfortable adding more than a few of these to our investment portfolio.
2001 SP Authentic Chirography Albert Pujols Rookie Card (buy on eBay)
We had a heated inner office debate on the 2001 SP Chirography vs the Bowman Gold rookie card.
Both are solid picks when it comes to Pujols rookie cards but we decided to go with the SP by a whisker.
The 2001 SP Authentic Chirography Albert Pujols RC is a simple, dry, beautiful card and is numbered #AP.
This bad boy is 100% worthy of a spot in your sports card investing portfolio.
Rookie Card Checklist
- 2001 Bowman #264
- 2001 Bowman Heritage #351
- 2001 SP Authentic /1250 #126
- 2001 Fleer Tradition #451
- 2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars #205
- 2001 Topps Chrome Traded #T247
- 2001 SP Authentic Limited Gold /50 #126
- 2001 Topps Gallery #135
- 2001 Topps Stars #198
- 2001 Topps Traded #T247
- 2001 SP Authentic Chirography #AP
Albert Pujols Rookie Card Values
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Albery Pujols is one of the most overlooked sports card investments in the game right now.
Ever since he foolishly made the move out to Los Angels people have seemingly forgotten how ungodly his numbers were in St. Louis (not to mention his career numbers when compared to the all-time greats).
Albert is one of the best players to ever play the game… period.
Once he retires and enters the HOF on his first year of eligibility his rookie cards are going to explode in value (in other words start buying his rookie cards now and thank us later).
We would rank him in the top 10 (MLB all-time greats) without a doubt… wherein the top 10 is up for debate beyond the scope of this article.
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