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Modern baseball fans know the power, mystique, and collectability of Albert Pujols. For this lot, we are proud to offer a superb example of a game used Pujols bat from his 2nd MVP Season.

Pujols began 2008 by reaching base in 42 straight games, the longest streak to open a season since Pujols hit his 300th home run against Bob Howry on July 4 in a 2–1 loss to the Cubs. He said after the game that to him it was "just another homer that goes out of the park. I'm happy to do it in front of our fans—they were waiting for it."

On September 11, in a 3–2 loss to the Cubs, Pujols hit his 100th RBI of the season against Rich Harden, making him the third player in major league history to start his career with eight seasons of at least 100 RBIs (along with Simmons and Williams). He regretted that the milestone came in a loss, saying, "I wish it would have come with a great win. It would have been more special."

In 148 games in 2008, Pujols batted .357 (second to Chipper Jones's .364 average) with 187 hits (third, behind Reyes's 204 and David Wright's 189), 44 doubles (tied with Stephen Drew and Aramis Ramírez for fourth in the league behind Berkman and Nate McLouth's 46 and Corey Hart's 45), 37 home runs (tied with Ryan Braun and Ryan Ludwick for fourth in the league behind Howard's 48, Dunn's 40, and Delgado's 38), 116 RBIs (fourth, behind Howard's 146, Wrights 124, and Adrian Gonzalez's 119), and 100 runs scored.

Pujols won his second NL MVP Award, and he won the Silver Slugger Award for the fourth time in his career. He was named The Sporting News Player of the Year for the second time in his career. For his work off the field, he was named the 2008 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. He considered having Tommy John surgery after the season but underwent nerve transposition surgery on his right elbow instead to ease discomfort.

This bat is a perfect MEARS A10. Supplied by the Marucci Company, the bat is photographically documented as being used by Pujols during the 2008 season. Measuring 34” and weighing 33 ounces, the bat matches Pujols preferred specifications. The knob is stamped with the production code, 3/23/08 and 5.

If you need heavy game use, you will LOVE this bat. With a moderate application of pinetar on the handle (Pujols trait), the barrel of the bat is pounded with deep stitch and ball marks, and I mean pounded.

A thick, beautiful “Albert Pujols, 5” silver marker signature graces the front adding to the perfect accent to this work of art. After examination by the staff of MEARS, the bat was assigned the perfect MEARS A1 grade. One of the finest examples of a Pujols bat known!

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2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!
2008 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals Autographed Marucci Bone Rubbed Game Used Bat (MEARS A10 / PSA) MVP Season!!!
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,125
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

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