New Arrival: Albert Pujols, if, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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2014 National Treasures Die Cut Autograph, numbered to 10.

I overpaid for this…but still paid less then what it would cost to get him otherwise, plus this NT set is probably my all time favorite autograph insert, so it was worth it. Plus, Pujols is a hell of player: career .403 OBP, 520 HR, 9 All-Star games, ROY, three time MVP…and I could go on.

That said:  I am one of those idiots who does think that he might be a little older then he says, and that the contract that the Angels gave him with be a disaster in about three seasons.  But none of that is really going to matter long term, since I think that he a future first ballot Hall of Famer and probably one of the Top 3 or 5 most dangerous  hitter I will ever be around to see.

Year Age Tm Lg AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
2000 20 STL-min A,A+,AAA 490 74 154 19 96 46 47 .314 .378 .920
2001 ★ 21 STL NL 590 112 194 37 130 69 93 .329 .403 1.013 157 AS,MVP-4,RoY-1,SS
2002 22 STL NL 590 118 185 34 127 72 69 .314 .394 .955 151 MVP-2
2003 ★ 23 STL NL 591 137 212 43 124 79 65 .359 .439 1.106 187 AS,MVP-2,SS
2004 ★ 24 STL NL 592 133 196 46 123 84 52 .331 .415 1.072 173 AS,MVP-3,SS
2005 ★ 25 STL NL 591 129 195 41 117 97 65 .330 .430 1.039 168 AS,MVP-1
2006 ★ 26 STL NL 535 119 177 49 137 92 50 .331 .431 1.102 178 AS,MVP-2,GG
2007 ★ 27 STL NL 565 99 185 32 103 99 58 .327 .429 .997 157 AS,MVP-9
2008 ★ 28 STL NL 524 100 187 37 116 104 54 .357 .462 1.114 192 AS,MVP-1,SS
2009 ★ 29 STL NL 568 124 186 47 135 115 64 .327 .443 1.101 189 AS,MVP-1,SS
2010 ★ 30 STL NL 587 115 183 42 118 103 76 .312 .414 1.011 173 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
2011 31 STL NL 579 105 173 37 99 61 58 .299 .366 .906 148 MVP-5
2012 32 LAA AL 607 85 173 30 105 52 76 .285 .343 .859 138 MVP-17
2013 33 LAA AL 391 49 101 17 64 40 55 .258 .330 .767 116
2014 34 LAA AL 633 89 172 28 105 48 71 .272 .324 .790 125 MVP-17
14 Yrs 7943 1514 2519 520 1603 1115 906 .317 .403 .991 162
162 Game Avg. 608 116 193 40 123 85 69 .317 .403 .991 162
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/14/2015.
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