This baseball is proven to have been signed during the first month of Albert Pujols's career. It was signed April 20, 2001. This is verified via the Tri-Star and MLB websites based on the holograms on the back.
It has been Authenticated by Tristar as follows:This document certifies that the accompanying
Cardinals ML Baseball has been personally autographed by
Albert Pujols on 4/20/01 at a Private Signing in Houston, TX. Additional Information: 0132390
Also, has been authenticated by Major League Baseball as follows:Hologram number AR018087 was located in the MLB Authentication Database under BALLS.
Session Product Description: AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL
Session Name: TRI STAR SIGNING SESSION-JIM EDMONDS/ALBERT PUJOLS
Session Date: April 20, 2001
Autographer: ALBERT PUJOLS
Authenticator: AUTHENTICATORS, INC.
Additional Information: ALBERT PUJOLS
This is one of the earliest signed baseballs if not the earliest in Alberts Carreer that has been authenticated by Major League Baseball.