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.

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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.

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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.

2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Grand Slam Champions Dual Autographed Shirt Roger Federer Maria Sharpova Front 260x181 Image 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Grand Slam Champions Dual Autographed Shirt Roger Federer Maria Sharpova Back 260x180 Image

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.

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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 Memorabilia Maria Sharapova 213x300 Image

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Maria Sharapova 2002 Sports Card Investor SCI Tennis Rookie Card
$14.99
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Ace Authentic Maria Sharapova dual jersey Anna Kournikova 158 500
$17.99
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Ace Authentic Maria Sharapova 2007 Wimbledon jersey clothing card tennis
$14.99
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Maria Sharapova Ace Authentic 2005 Signature Series promo card jersey swatch
$13.99
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MARIA SHARAPOVA MATERIAL JERSEY WIMBLEDON ACE AUTHENTIC TRADING CARD
$16.50
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2005 ACE JAPAN MARIA SHARAPOVA DUAL JERSEY RC 320 400 #DJ-2 SPECIAL EDITION
$19.99
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2006 Ace Authentic Top Seeds MARIA SHARAPOVA Autograph 062 115 Grand Slam AUTO
$198.75
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2007 Ace Authentic MARIA SHARAPOVA Wimbledon Match-Worn Jersey Relic All-England
$15.50
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2005 Ace Authentic MARIA SHARAPOVA Japan Edition J-3 Player Worn Dress Jersey RC
$21.75
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2005 Ace Authentic MARIA SHARAPOVA Japan Edition J-4 Player Worn Dress Jersey RC
$26.75
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2007 Ace Authentic MARIA SHARAPOVA 59 99 Straight Sets Silver Parallel Card SP
$8.25
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MARIA SHARAPOVA ANNA KOURNIKOVA 2006 ACE AUTHENTICS GAME-WORN EVENT DUAL JERSEY
$15.00
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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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