Besides his hot start Albert is also starting to close in on some cool milestones. Just a week or two ago I watched the Angels games with intent as he was passing some great players on the all-time home run list. It was cool to see a guy that I watched for years go past players on the all-time home run list Mickey Mantle. Albert is also closing in on 3,000 hits, but that is likely going to happen next year.
Sadly, I feel somedays like I am in the minority of baseball fans who still watch Albert. I tweet about Albert and I kind of get a meh response some nights. Maybe I need more Angels fans in my Twitter feed. Maybe. In the meantime, if you are interested in catching up on Albert I suggest you check out this great article written by Rick Hummel in Sunday's St. Louis Post Dispatch about the historical numbers he is now reaching in his career.
And now the card. I had to go with a rookie card.
This card is from the 2001 Topps Stars set. I see quite a few Albert Pujols rookies, but I don't see this one too often considering it is not a serial numbered card. That giant star thing in the background looks a little bit like the burst from the Rays jerseys. I am not so sure about that, but I do really like the dark blue coloring with the red outline around Albert. Very nice card and one of the more affordable Pujols rookies.