Cristiano Ronaldo Rookie Cards and Apparel Guide

Cristiano Ronaldo

Date of Birth: 2/5/1985
Rookie Card Year: 2002-03
Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Few players can match the global recognition or elite ability of Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the fact that he is nearing the downward slope of his prime, Ronaldo continues to produce and he resides in a special collecting group of top soccer players. Based on his immense popularity, Cristiano Ronaldo cards and autographs should remain a hot commodity for years to come.

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Although he has made headlines with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Portuguese National Team, Cristiano Ronaldo got his start with Sporting CP. After spending the bulk of his youth career with the club, Ronaldo only played for Sporting CP for one season before making the jump to ManU. Despite this limited stay, the very first Cristiano Ronaldo cards were released during his time with the team. Both released by Panini, these two cards are viewed by many as his true rookie cards. The following season with Manchester United saw his first Upper Deck cards and some consider these to also be rookie cards despite appearing in his second season. Regardless, the majority of his early cards maintain good values.

While autographed cards remain rare, in recent years, both Topps and Panini have released signed cards for Cristiano Ronaldo. There were also several released by Upper Deck during the early part of his Manchester United career. Rounding out the list of signed cards, Sportkings remains the only place to get on-card autographs for the dynamic striker. For a detailed look at autograph options, view our guide to the top Cristiano Ronaldo cards. 

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered the top players in the world and the debate continues to rage over which player is truly best. Although they match up equally in many aspects, based on his pop culture relevance, Ronaldo is actually more similar to David Beckham, who made the transition from soccer star to global brand. This is one area where Cristiano Ronaldo appears vastly superior to Lionel Messi.

Key Early Cristiano Ronaldo Cards

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2002-03 Panini Stickers #306 Cristiano Ronaldo

While stickers are not the first cards that normally come to mind, these early Cristiano Ronaldo stickers are actually quite valuable. Showcasing the teenager in his Sporting CP kit, the card is still much cheaper than his other rookie card and can be found for around $50+ ungraded.

2002-03 Panini Futebol Stickers #306 Cristiano Ronaldo

2002-03 Panini Mega Craques #137 Cristiano Ronaldo

Collectors normally prefer the more traditional options and the Cristiano Ronaldo card from 2002-03 Mega Craques provides that. A full-length action shot adds something to this early CR7 card and values have really been picking up steam. A BGS 9.5 sold for $725 in May of 2014.

2002-03 Panini Mega Craques #137 Cristiano Ronaldo

Top eBay Listings

2014 Prizm World Cup CRISTIANO RONALDO MESUT OZIL Matchups RED Refractor 55 149
$55.00

2014 PANINI PRIZM SOCCER #20 CRISTIANO RONALDO PRIZM REFRACTOR, PORTUGAL, 060814
$16.15

2014 PANINI PRIZM SOCCER #20 CRISTIANO RONALDO "NET FINDERS", PORTUGAL, 060814
$8.95

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Aerial Assault Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
$6.99

2014 PANINI PRIZM SOCCER #15 MESUT OZIL & CRISTIANO RONALDO RW&B XFRACTOR 060814
$16.15

2014 PANINI PRIZM SOCCER #15 MESUT OZIL & CRISTIANO RONALDO "PRIZM REF.", 060814
$16.15

2014 CRISTIANO RONALDO PRIZM BLUE RED WAVE REFRACTOR WORLD CUP #161
$7.95

(3) 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Pulsar Aerial Assault BGS 9.5
$109.99

Cristiano Ronaldo Futera 2012 The Archives Blue Swatch Jersey Card #147 225
$33.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Futera 2011 Memorable Blue Swatch Jersey Card #443 450
$29.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Futera 2010 Memorable Blue Swatch Jersey Card #49 395
$29.00

Cristiano Ronaldo CR Football Soccer Stars Red Coolest Canvas Poster 36"x24"
$9.95

Sport CR Football Soccer Stars Canvas Print Super Man Cristiano Ronaldo 36"x24"
$9.95

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Fighting Football Man Art Photo Print36"x24"
$9.95

Running & Fighting Cristiano Ronaldo Amazing Sport Football Poster Print 36"x24"
$9.95

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Sport Soccer Star Canvas Photo Print 36"x24"
$9.95
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Apparel Guide

Cristiano Ronaldo Apparel Buying Guide

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest brands in world soccer, and there is plenty of gear to be found. Check out some of the top Cristiano Ronaldo apparel, including jerseys, cleats and more.

Active Listings for Cristiano Ronaldo Jerseys / T-Shirts

Jerseys are among the most popular choices for collectors, and if you are in the market for a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey, top options include his Portugal jersey or his Real Madrid jersey.

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Jersey

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Jersey Front White Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Jersey Pink Back

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Team Jersey

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Team Jersey FrontCristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Team Jersey Back

Cristiano Ronaldo T-Shirts

Cristiano Ronaldo T-Shirts

Active Listings for Cristiano Ronaldo Cleats / Boots

The Cristiano Ronaldo signature shoe is made by Nike and the current model is the Nike Mercurial Vapor X.

Nike Mercurial Vapor X Cristiano Ronaldo

Active Listings for Cristiano Ronaldo Photographs / Prints / Posters / Artwork 

Cristiano Ronaldo Artwork

Active Listings for Cristiano Ronaldo Figures / Bobbleheads

Cristiano Ronaldo Figures red jersey Cristiano Ronaldo Figures white jersey

Top eBay Listings

Real Madrid White Home Jersey Cristiano Ronaldo. Size Medium
$50.00

New Adidas Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Trikot RM Medium M
$69.99

Adidas Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Trikot Champions League M
$79.99

Real Madrid La Liga Soccer Cristiano Ronaldo Home Kit Authentic L Men Jersey
$44.00

Nike Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Portugal Real Madrid M
$99.99

Nike Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Portugal Real Madrid
$69.99

BNWT 2012 13 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Football Soccer Shirt Jersey M
$40.00

Real Madrid White Home Jersey Cristiano Ronaldo. Size XL
$35.00

Authentic Player Match Issue Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Shirt Jersey Adizero
$49.99

Authentic Player Match Issue Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Shirt Jersey Adizero
$49.99

ADIDAS CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID THIRD JERSEY 2014 15 BLACK LA LIGA SPAIN.
$170.00

ADIDAS CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID THIRD JERSEY 2014 15 BLACK LA LIGA SPAIN.
$170.00

Nike Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Home Jersey CR7 Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014
$99.99

Adidas Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Real Madrid Special Away Jersey Mens Size Large
$78.00

Nike Portugal 2004 Home Shirt Soccer Jersey #17 Cristiano Ronaldo
$49.99

Vintage Nike Portugal Jersey Shirt Black White Cristiano Ronaldo 17 Medium M
$59.99
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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