The Upcoming Auction of Albert Pujols’ Record-Breaking 700th Home Run Ball

Goldin Auctions will soon be auctioning off Albert Pujols' 700th home run ball, which is expected to fetch a high price.

The Upcoming Auction of Albert Pujols’ Record-Breaking 700th Home Run Ball

Goldin Auctions has announced that they received Albert Pujols’ 700th home run ball and will be auctioning it off at one of their upcoming Elite sports memorabilia and card auctions. A fan caught the ball at Dodger Stadium on the October 4th game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The auction begins on October 28 and the 700th home run ball is expected to be sold at some price somewhere in the six figures. Pujols ended this season with a record breaking 703 home runs. Balls number 701, 702, and 703 are also predicted to receive high prices at the auction, likely even higher than the 700th ball. It will be interesting to see the result of the October 28th auction in order to assess the eventual prices of the other balls.

As this is Albert Pujols’ final season, he will be ending his career ranked fourth on the all-time regular season home run list for the MLB, behind only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. As we have written about before, the record-breaking achievements of Albert Pujols this season cement his legacy as a baseball legend.

The baseball has already amassed significant cultural value; we're interested to learn its closing price. Pujols' retirement means that much of his memorabilia will cease production. Similarly, there won't be new career/season-focused items like trading cards and game-used baseballs.

At Neustreet, we love to examine instances when fans buy collectibles out of passion, and see how valuations change throughout time. Only time will tell just how much of an impact Pujols' has on baseball fans and the collecting community. For now, let's see what the 700th home run ball sells for!