Albert Pujols' 700th Career Home Run Ball Sold for $360,000

The Owner is Currently a Mystery
  • November 18, 2022

The baseball that future Hall of Famer, Albert Pujols, blasted for his 700th career home run has been sold at auction. The mystery owner purchased the ball for $360,000!

On September 23rd, 2022, Marlowe Leal was the lucky fan to catch Albert Pujols' 700th career home run. The baseball was consigned to Goldin Auctions and when the hammer dropped on Saturday, the final price was $360,000.The owner's name has not been revealed yet; this is the fun part. 

There are many big-time collectors in the hobby that would love to own such a historic piece. We'd love to see Pujols end up with the ball back - perhaps he was the high bidder! The Cardinals organization could have secretly made their bids and plan to display the ball at the stadium? Much like you, we're curious to see which name gets revealed. Who do YOU think purchased the ball? Tell us your guesses on any of our socials:

The sale price is not the record amount paid for a baseball, and it is not even close. The current record is 3.05 million dollars paid for Mark McGwire's 70th home run baseball. However, Goldin may come up big again and break that number, too. Right now Goldin Auctions is offering Aaron Judge's AL record 62nd home run ball on their site! Before consigning, the fan that caught Judge's ball states he turned down 3 million dollars already.

If you have a historic baseball or piece of memorabilia, we are always buying! We recently purchased a baseball signed by Babe Ruth that belonged to his Yankees teammate.


We purchased the ball directly from the family of a New York Yankee. You can read about this rare baseball HERE.



Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want to be appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

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We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.

Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 


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