Albert Pujols is a Padres killer!

23 05 2008

This video is amazing.

Albert Pujols, one of the greatest in the game put not one but two San Diego Padres on the 15-day disabled list in one single game, in the same inning! First he crushes a ball of pitcher Chris Young that shatters his nose and then later while sliding in at home plate to score a run sprains the ankle of catcher Paul Bard.

As scary as the Pujols Legend has grown, what’s even more frightening is that he is on a tear again after having a so-so year in 2007 by Pujols’ standards. In 48 games this year he has 11 home runs, 31 RBI, and is hitting .351. This is exactly why his 2001 Bowman Chrome rookie card is perhaps the greatest baseball card since the ’52 Topps Mickey Mantle.

Something tells me that he is not very popular in San Diego, though.


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23 05 2008
Paul/DDoubleplay Sports

Albert Pujols is a Beast!!!!
Go figure a so so 2007 season hitting 32 home runs and 103 RBI and a Batting Average of 327!
I think he may take a run at the home run record when it’s all said and done. Pujols has 293 in just seven years.

23 05 2008
Gellman

He is at the top of my list to become the first HOFer to have a chrome auto rc. That card changed the face of prospecting because people saw what happens when you get in at the bottom and sell at the top. However, best card since the ’52 mantle? Sorry, those are big shoes to fill.

23 05 2008
Paul/DDoubleplay Sports

Found this on Beckett.com wanted to pass this along being that we are talking about Albert Pujols.

Counterfeit Alert

2001 Fleer Tradition #451 Albert Pujols

With a current book value of $70.00, the 2001 Fleer Traditions Albert Pujols may not seem like your typical candidate for a high-end counterfeit. Catching you off guard is what makes this fake dangerous.

At first glance the card appears normal. The front of the card is of a glossy stock while the back is a natural cardboard stock just like a real card. Upon closer inspection the “Frankencard” begins to show its true colors.

The fake is actually composed of two different “cards”. The front is printed on a glossy stock and the back is printed on a natural cardboard stock. The two are then glued together forming the “Frankenfake”. This marriage of the two halves causes the card to be thicker than normal. The particular fake we had in hand weighed in at an impressive 3.05 grams.

Looking at the print quality of the front and back, one will notice the tale-tell sign of a typical fake. All printing is made up of a print dot pattern. Things such as stats that would normally be printed using solid ink are made up of print dots on this fake. This causes the entire image to be slightly fuzzy or muddy as some would call it. Enough of a difference that the average collector will detect something is not quite right with the card.

When buying in person it pays to slow down and look a card over. If a card is in a scratched up holder, ask the dealer if you can remove the card for closer inspection of if he/she would like to remove it. A scratched or damaged holder can hide red flags.

Buying online can be tougher. It can be hard to see important details in a scan. Of course being scammed is even harder to prevent. An online auction can show an image of a real card but the buyer could be sent a fake copy. When buying online it is important to buy from reputable sellers.

23 05 2008
dayf

Pujols is also doing all this with a ligament tear in his elbow that could supposedly pop at any moment. It sure isn’t affecting his hitting though.

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