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 231x300 Image

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.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2007 FUTERA BLUE MANCHESTER UNITED PATCH #73 250 CLEAR
$20.50
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2014 Futera Unique Memostars Jersey #M19 Cristiano Ronaldo 045 100 Portugal
$34.59
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CRISTIANO RONALDO FUTERA 2010 MEMORABLE JERSEY CARD #326 395 w CODE MAN UNITED
$20.50
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CRISTIANO RONALDO FUTERA 2011 MEMORABLE JERSEY CARD #358 450 w CODE MAN UNITED
$20.00
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CRISTIANO RONALDO - PARIS HILTON 2010 UD CELEBRITY PREDICTORS CARD #CP-19 20 SP
$9.99
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2004 SP Authentic Manchester United Soccer Card- CRISTIANO RONALDO Mint
$7.00
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CRISTIANO RONALDO ROOKIE CARD REAL MADRID FUTURE ALL TIME GOAL SCORER
$498.09
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Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Cup Captains refractor
$30.00
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RARE SOCCER FOOTBALL NEW MINT CARD CRISTIANO RONALDO PORTUGAL PORTUGESE 2005
$20.00
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CRISTIANO RONALDO Panini 2014 World Cup STICKER--SHIPS FREE SAME DAY
$6.75
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Panini Brasil 2014 Neymar Jr. Cristiano Ronaldo. James Rodriguez. Lionel Messi
$5.00
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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Red Blue Plaid Aerial Assault Cristiano Ronaldo #1
$9.99
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2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP Blue Red Net Finders Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal #20
$9.99
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2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP Blue Red Wave Aerial Assault Cristiano Ronaldo #1
$9.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO Panini 2003 ROOKIE card Sporting
$179.99
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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup CRISTIANO RONALDO Base #161 Blue Refractor 199
$5.75
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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 257x300 Image Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Jersey Pink Back 256x300 Image

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Team Jersey

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Cristiano Ronaldo T-Shirts

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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.

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

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Active Listings for Cristiano Ronaldo Figures / Bobbleheads

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Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup Portugal Jersey
$50.00
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REAL MADRID AWAY CRISTIANO RONALDO 7 FUTBOL FOOTBALL SOCCER JERSEY LARGE
$99.99
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Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal World Cup Soccer Jersey NWT Size Large
$32.99
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Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo Replica Soccer Football Jersey Youth Large
$32.00
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New Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup Home Jersey Medium
$40.00
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L 07 NIKE CRISTIANO RONALDO MANCHESTER UNITED SOCCER PORTUGAL REAL JERSEY MADRID
$66.00
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Tigres UANL Jersey Adidas Nuevo #7 Cristiano Ronaldo Talla XL Manga Larga
$119.99
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ADIDAS REAL MADRID CRISTIANO RONALDO HOME JERSEY 2013 14 LA LIGA SPAIN.
$125.00
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ADIDAS REAL MADRID CRISTIANO RONALDO HOME JERSEY 2013 14 LA LIGA SPAIN.
$125.00
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ADIDAS REAL MADRID CRISTIANO RONALDO HOME JERSEY 2013 14 LA LIGA SPAIN.
$125.00
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Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Lisbon Nike Jersey shirt Large New
$39.99
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Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Champions League 13 14 Jersey M
$49.99
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Nike Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup Jersey Medium WC real madrid portugal 7 fifa
$40.00
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Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Lisbon Nike Jersey shirt Large New
$39.99
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2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Authentic Nike Portugal World Cup Jersey Size XL
$85.00
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14 15 Real madrid Cristiano Ronaldo away jersey (XL)
$31.00
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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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