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

MINT CRISTIANO RONALDO 2002 ROOKIE FUTEBOL 2002-2003 MANCHESTER UNITED SOCCER
$99.99

Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm #161 World Cup Graded Gem Mint 10 Portugal
$10.99

Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm #5 Graded Gem Mint 10 Yellow Red Pulsar Cup
$15.99

Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm #1 Aerial Assault Graded Gem Mt 10 Portugal
$10.99

Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm #20 Net Finders Graded Gem Mint 10 Portugal
$10.99

Cristiano Ronaldo Canvas Picture
$9.99

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Prizms Blue #161 Cristiano Ronaldo #57 199
$34.00

Rookie Season Sticker... Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Player
$49.99

Rookie Season Stickers... Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Player
$59.99

Rookie Sticker... Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Player
$49.99

Rookie Season Sticker... Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Player
$49.99

Rookie Season Stickers... Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Real Madrid Player
$99.99

CRISTIANO RONALDO FUTURE STAR 1 OF 250 SOCCER ROOKIE GMA GEM MINT 10
$75.00

2003 Cristiano Ronaldo Campioni di Futuro Calcio Rookie Gem Mint 10 Rare #22
$32.55

WCCF 11-12 EUS 16 CRISTIANO RONALDO Real Madrid Portugal
$14.99

WCCF 09-10 POS Cristiano RONALDO Real Madrid Portugal Cosmic Free Kicks
$19.99
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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 Front Cristiano 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

Nike MANCHESTER UNITED 2006-2007 Cristiano RONALDO #7 Football Shirt Jersey L
$70.03

Nike MANCHESTER UNITED 2006-2007 Cristiano RONALDO #7 Football Shirt Jersey XL
$77.81

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal World Cup Soccer Jersey Size MEDIUM NWT
$50.00

RARE Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester Unites LS jersey size M Real Madrid Portugal
$32.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Away Jersey (L)
$30.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Black Alternate Jersey Men's Medium
$43.00

ADIDAS REAL MADRID CRISTIANO RONALDO HOME JERSEY 2013 14 LA LIGA SPAIN.
$140.00

NIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL AWAY JERSEY FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014.
$130.00

NIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL AUTHENTIC AWAY JERSEY FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014
$195.00

Official Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Home Jersey
$60.00

jersey Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2004 nike jersey shirt soccer T90 vintage CR7
$65.00

Mens Nike Portugal Training Jersey size Large L Dri-Fit Cristiano Ronaldo
$39.99

BNWT 2012 13 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Football Soccer Shirt Jersey M
$45.00

Cristiano Ronaldo 2009 Adidas Real Madrid Away Blue Jersey Size L
$35.00

30 cm H Real Madrid Gareth Bale James Rodriguez Cristiano Ronaldo Action Figures
$40.99

30 cm H Real Madrid Gareth Bale James Rodriguez Cristiano Ronaldo Action Figures
$40.99
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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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