Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Top 100 Cards of My Collection-#46 2001 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Rookie Premiere Materials Albert Pujols RC


There are so many things I love about this card. First and foremost it's a higher end rookie card of probably the best player in the game today. Pujols rookies are pretty pricey, and though this is not his best rookie card, it's still up there as one his nicer rookies. At first you might think "why are you so excited when it contains a piece of game used BASE"? It's true, bases along with balls are probably not the best choice of game used memorabilia, but what makes this standout to me in my opinion is that this piece of base comes from a fairly significant game in Pujols career. As stated on the back, the piece of base comes from the game Albert Pujols had his 1st career hit. What I love about this card is that it gives specific game details unlike the generic LOA we see on the back of cards today. I think it's really cool that the base has great meaning, I mean a card that has genuine memorabilia from the game a future hall of famer collected his first major league hit is beyond cool. Even if it's just a base, it still ties to a historic moment in the career of Albert Pujols not to mention it doubles as a rookie card. These cards are numbered to 700 so though they aren't scarce, they aren't in readily supply either. Pujols is about to get probably the biggest contract in baseball next season, and this card has a piece of history that was there in the beginning.

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