Saturday, June 8, 2019

Unnecessary Albert


Panini is trying to sneak more Pujols cards into my collection. 

Panini's relatively new re-launch of their Prizm brand into baseball produced a new Cardinals card of a former Cardinals star. A recent YouTube feature on the 2011 Cardinals season, which would prove to be Albert's swan song, got me a bit nostalgic for the big lug. Of course, I really don't need more Pujols cards in my collection, but here we are.


Panini turned over a good portion of the final 100 cards in this series to legends/former players, and Pujols gets that treatment here. Of course, I am pretty sure he's still active in the game and has an Angels card in this set already. It's just a bit weird.

5 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

That is pretty weird, although it's Panini so I guess we shouldn't be surprised by weirdness.

Brett Alan said...

Verlander gets the same treatment--one card as an Astro, and one as a Tiger.

Collecting Cutch said...

That's actually pretty cool that they feature him in a Stl uniform too. Now the question is will you chase the snake skin or lime green donuts parallels?

Jon said...

I don't know how relevant it is, but the 2014 Prizm football set has cards of multiple player's in two different uni's, so it's not that uncommon of a thing for Panini to do.

Bulldog said...

That is different but kinda cool as well. He really was a stud for St. Louis.