5 Maria Sharapova Cards Worth Collecting

5 Maria Sharapova Cards Worth Collecting

Maria Sharapova is one of the most popular female athletes on the planet. Her personality and attractive looks may help her get endorsement deals and into the pages of gossip magazines, but the same could be said about Anna Kournikova a decade ago. It's her on-court play that has made her a champion and make Maria Sharapova cards worth collecting.

Click here to see our Maria Sharapova rookie card checklist and buying guide.

With her 2012 French Open victory, Sharapova entered into tennis' elite having completed a Career Grand Slam. She is just the tenth woman to claim victories at the US Open, Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Here are five Maria Sharapova cards worth looking for.

2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids Maria Sharapova #416

Although not a traditional trading card in the sense that it was inserted in a pack, the 2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids Maria Sharapova was a part of a sheet inserted in the magazine. The card comes with perforated edges so that it could be separated from the rest of the sheet. As a result, many you find come with very rough sides.

2004 Sports Illustrated for Kids Maria Sharapova

2005 Ace Authentic Debut Edition Maria Sharapova RC #1

One of only two Maria Sharapova rookie cards, her 2005 Ace Authentic Debut Edition card has a simple design. However, the gratitude and joy in the tennis star's smile are what make it stand out more than Sharapova's cluttered 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series rookie.

2005 Ace Authentic Debut Edition Maria Sharapova

2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Grand Slam Champions Dual Autograph Memorabilia Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova #GS-11 #/50

Early signatures and event-worn swatches  from two of modern tennis' biggest stars help ease the pain of the horrid stickers Ace Authentic used for this card. Limited to 50 numbered copies, expect to pay big for this dual-sided card.

2006 Stellar Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Autographs Maria Sharapova

Ace Authentic isn't known for their on-card signatures. As a result, collectors need to look outside of the tennis courts for a hard-signed card. A short print, her 2006 Stellar Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Autograph doesn't pop up that often. However, it is one of the top Maria Sharapova cards thanks to something as simple as a signature.

2009 Stellar Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Memorabilia Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova has lots of memorabilia cards. However, her 2009 Stellar Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Memorabilia card offers something a little different. It comes with a bikini swatch worn during a shoot for the popular magazine. The card's unique nature makes it so much more interesting than most of the other common Maria Sharapova cards out there that come with a swatch.

2009 Stellar Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Memorabilia Maria Sharapova

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2004 Maria Sharapova Si Kids Rookie Gem Mint 10 #416 Rare
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2005 ACE HOLIDAY JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA 50 CARD BASE SET
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA #J1 JERSEY RC @ 206 300 SPECIAL EDITION ROOKIE
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA #J1 JERSEY RC @ 109 300
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA DUAL JERSEY RC 395 400 #DJ-2 SPECIAL EDITION
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA DUAL JERSEY RC 362 400 #DJ-2 SPECIAL EDITION
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2) LOT 2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA JERSEY RC 14 100 #DJ-1 @ 99 300 #J-1 DUAL
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA #DJ1 JERSEY RC @ 17 100
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(25) 2013 Sports Illustrated SI for Kids #243 MARIA SHARAPOVA Tennis Cards
$39.99

2002 Maria Sharapova Sports Card Investor Gold Rookie card Gem 10
$16.73

MARIA SHARAPOVA "CCS AUTOGRAPH" ACE GRAND SLAM 2006
$299.95

2005 Maria Sharapova Ace Authentic Signature Series Rookie Gem Mint 10 #4
$18.59
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User Comments

  1. SHARAPOVA is gorgeous. She has a gorgreous face and body. ANNA KOURNIKOVA IS NOT. SHE LOOKS LIKE A HORSE FACE! Never had talent except for one thing. Guys you know what i mean. stick job!

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