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Albert Pujols and his top 3 rookie cards

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When all is said and done, Albert Pujols will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

The numbers support his case over his outstanding career to date, beginning with the St. Louis Cardinals and ending (presumably) with the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols also has a special place in the hobby with his one autograph rookie card considered iconic.

1. 2001 Bowman Chrome Autograph Refractor Rookie Card /500 #340

Let’s not waste any time. His 2001 Bowman Chrome rookie refractor autograph card is a modern day iconic card.

It’s numbered to just 500. But because the card was a redemption with an expiry date long past gone, it’s likely less than 500 of this autograph cards were printed.

If they’re listed on eBay, you can bet it’s going to cost quite a bit – especially if graded well.

2. 2001 Upper Deck SPx Autograph Rookie Card #206

Want something a little more affordable than the Bowman Chrome rookie card?

The Upper Deck SPx might be the one for you and it has an on-card autograph as well.

Plus it’s in limited supply as well with a print run of 1,500.

3. 2001 SP Authentic /1250 #126

This card also has the power of brand with the SP Authentic set popular among collectors.

It’s numbered to 1250 on the front of the card.

And despite the card having no autograph or relic, it holds its value well.

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