How To Spot A Fake Albert Pujols 2001 Fleer Tradition #451 Rookie Card

Albert Pujols is a definite first ballot Hall of Famer.  No doubt about it.  His rookie cards though have cooled off quite a bit since their heyday.  If you purchased some of his rookie cards at their height with the sole intention of turning a profit, you’re probably not too happy right now.  That’s what happens.

When Albert Pujols was all the rage, it created the perfect opportunity for counterfeiters to do their thing.  His 2001 Fleer Tradition #451 rookie card became a major target.  If you’re in the market for one, I highly recommend buying it in person.  That way you can inspect it better.

  • Many counterfeits are actually made up of two different cards.  The front is printed on glossy stock, and the back is printed on natural cardboard stock.  The two are then glued together forming the “card”.  Once the two halves are glued together, the card is much thicker than your standard 2001 Fleer Tradition card.  It weighs a lot more too – 3.05 grams.
  • Print quality – counterfeits have a very distinct print dot pattern.  Take a good look at his statistics on the back.  On an authentic card, items like the statistics should be printed in solid black ink, no dots.  The dotted print pattern carries throughout the entire card.  Both on the front and back.  Because of this, counterfeits tend to have fuzzy photos.

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Card of the Day: Albert Pujols 2001 Fleer Premium #233

Pujols ’19 Topps Heritage Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Barry on being the lucky winner of the Albert Pujols 2019 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Game-Used Bat Relic.  Once Barry sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Pujols ’19 Topps Heritage Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for an Albert Pujols 2019 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection Game-Used Bat Relic.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Pujols ’17 Topps Tier One Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Adam Smith on being the lucky winner of the Albert Pujols 2017 Topps Tier One – Tier One Relic #’ed/331.  Once Adam Smith sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Pujols ’17 Topps Tier One Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Albert Pujols 2017 Topps Tier One – Tier One Relic #’ed/331.  Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

Card of the Day: Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Gallery #135

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