Albert Pujols Dinner, Angels Diamond Club Box Seats Auction for $50K

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 29, 2020

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols smiles during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

There will be a VIP experience with Albert Pujols at Angel Stadium awaiting the winner of Pujols' All In Challenge auction once Major League Baseball returns.

The auction closed at $50,000 Thursday night after beginning at $7,500 and attracting 28 bids.

According to Fanatics' official website, this is what the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer offered:

"Go to a Los Angeles Angels game and watch in style when you win 6 seats in the Diamond Club box and Batting Practice passes to get the up-close experience before the game. Albert Pujols is inviting you to a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of Angel Stadium, after which you and five (5) guests will watch the game in the Diamond Club box that features cushioned, spacious seating, in-seat service and access to the Diamond Club Restaurant & Lounge.

"After the game, you'll join Albert Pujols for dinner at the high-end Mastro's Steakhouse where you'll get the chance to talk with the 3-time NL MVP himself. Along with the luxury game-day treatment, you'll also get to take home game-used items to add to your official collection."

Pujols went All In on Tuesday:

Albert Pujols @PujolsFive

I've accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE @allinchallenge. Watch the video below & go to https://t.co/9FzBpCOnqI to learn more. Let’s come together to help the most vulnerable during this difficult time. I challenge @MikeTrout and @JimmyRollins11. Are you ALL IN? https://t.co/Talz5KPpT3

Pujols began his MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001. He immediately made his mark on the major leagues by earning Rookie of the Year. St. Louis won two World Series titles (2006, '11) with Pujols at the core. The six-time Silver Slugger left the Cards to sign a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Angels in December 2011.

Pujols hit .244/.305/.430 for 23 home runs and 93 RBI across 131 games last season, including a historic solo shot in May 2019:

SI MLB @si_mlb

Albert Pujols becomes the 5th player in MLB history to collect 2,000 RBI (3rd player since 1920-when stat became official) 👏👏👏👏 (via @Angels) https://t.co/GHz7xUTdcI

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Albert Pujols is just the 3rd player since the stat became official in 1920 with 2,000 career RBI, joining Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez. https://t.co/K7hD8eJbzR

Pujols returned to Busch Stadium for the first time since signing with the Angels last July:

ESPN @espn

What a moment. Albert Pujols returns to St. Louis for the first time 👏 (via @MLB) https://t.co/vRmPm3Cb8B

The All In Challenge was launched by Fanatics founder Michael Rubin on April 14 with the goal to feed those in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

Michael Rubin @MichaelGRubin

(Thread): I continually say that it’s the responsibility of leaders in sports and business to step up and make a real difference during the most difficult times!! https://t.co/olaoKnLmxI

The initiative has raised over $52 million to be split between Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, America's Food Fund, World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.