Items signed by Cardinals players do have a little premium. Albert Pujols' rookie cards are all from 2001, with the most valuable being his signed 2001 Bowman Chrome #340. Pieces of game-used bats and game-worn jersey swatches are among his other rookie cards. They sell for more than $10,000 apiece.
His regular card is only worth about $5 but his signature is worth thousands of dollars.
The card has Pujols in St. Louis Cardinal uniform with a short note that reads "Congratulations & Welcome to The Show! I Can't Wait To See You Hit Those Balls Out Of The Park!" It has been certified by PSA/DNA as being his signature.
It also comes with a letter that says "To my favorite baseball player - Thank you for making me feel like a real baseball player. With love, Albert."
There are two issues with this card: one, it's not considered an authentic card (since it was produced during the period when there were major changes made to the design of baseball cards), and two, it's not considered legal because it was not signed in accordance with Major League Baseball rules at the time (a minimum of 10 days must pass between the conclusion of a minor league season and its beginning).
Although the Albert Pujols card is not signed, it is restricted to only 250 copies, making it one of his most valuable rookie cards. While it has a bigger print run than many of the other cards on the list, the 2001 SPx Albert Pujols rookie is a highly appealing card with an on-card autograph.
Walker's rookie cards have increased in value after his induction into the Hall of Fame in 2020, making this one easily worth more than $100 in great condition.
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Albert Pujols became the ninth player selected in the first round of the 2001 amateur draft when the St. Louis Cardinals took him with the thirteenth pick. The California native signed with the Angels after being drafted by them, but was traded to the Cardinals in 2004. He has since become one of the best hitters in baseball and a fan favorite in St. Louis.
On this card, issued by the JSA company, we can see Albert Pujols at age 19 during his rookie season in 2001. He is wearing number 28 and is standing on top of the batter's box with his arms raised high above his head. This is one of the most popular cards in the set with great details and color. This card is in very good condition with no tears or stains and it still rolls smoothly on its own without any bending. It also never had any signs of wear and tear except for some slight markings on the back from where it was mounted on a standard size baseball card sheet. Overall, an excellent card that belongs in any collection.
He was named the National League Rookie of the Year as a rookie with the Cardinals in 2001. Pujols was a stalwart for the Cardinals, helping them win two World Series titles in 2006 and 2011. ...
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This is an autograph sample of Albert Pujols signed on a baseball and authenticated by PSA/DNA. A single autographed Albert Pujols baseball is valued between $250 and $400. A autographed portrait of Albert Pujols is worth around $150. An unsigned copy of his biography is worth about $100.
To put these numbers in perspective, let's look at some other famous people's autographs. An Oscar Wilde signature card is worth about $15,000 while Abraham Lincoln's is only worth $7,500. These numbers show that an autograph is not just a piece of paper with your name on it - it is also a representation of who you are as a person. This makes any autograph worth appreciating.
As for Albert Pujols himself, the entire world knows how valuable he is as a hitter but what many people don't know is that he is also a rare talent as an outfielder. Because of this, his autographs are even more coveted than those of most other players because there aren't that many opportunities to get them. In fact, according to Heritage Auctions, an original draft of Albert Pujols's autobiography was sold for $40,000 in 2013. That means an autograph is even more important to him than we might think.
These are just some examples of how valuable an autograph can be.
The Angels designated veteran first baseman Albert Pujols for assignment on Thursday. The future Hall of Famer had spent the previous decade with the Angels, where he was in the penultimate year of a 10-year, $240 million contract he signed after departing the Cardinals at the end of the 2011 MLB season. He was 42 years old.
In his Angels' career, Pujols has hit.281 with 39 home runs and 104 RBIs. He's played in 150 games every year except 2013 when he missed time due to injuries.
On April 17, 2012 the Angels announced that they had signed Pujols to a new 10-year contract extension worth $254 million. At the time of the announcement, it was the most lucrative contract in baseball history. It's also since been surpassed by the $300 million deal given to Buster Posey by the San Francisco Giants.
Pujols is one of only four players in MLB history to have three consecutive seasons with over 30 homers (along with Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and Sammy Sosa). He's also one of five players who have two separate tenures with an organization and ended up with both teams winning championships (the others are A Rod, Ken Boyer, Bob Lemon and Joe DiMaggio).