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

PANINI WORLD CUP RED PRIZM CRISTIANO RONALDO AERIAL ASSUALT MINT! RARE!!
$20.50

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Matchup Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi Blue # 199
$29.99

PANINI PRIZM FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 NATIONAL BLUE WAVE #55 CRISTIANO RONALDO
$100.00

PANINI PRIZM FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 NATIONAL BLUE WAVE CRISTIANO RONALDO
$75.00

2008-2009 CRISTIANO RONALDO PANINI CHAMPIONS LEAGUE STICKER #23 *RARE*
$5.95

2013 CRISTIANO RONALDO FUTERA UNIQUE BASE CARD #128
$5.95

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Rookie Card - Only Three Exist - Serial #1 3
$9.97

2011 Cristiano Ronaldo Panini Mega Cracks Gem Mint 10 Rare #363
$19.99

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Prizms #161 Cristiano Ronaldo REFRACTOR BX NS1B
$9.99

2014 Panini Prizm FIFA WC Cristiano Ronaldo Autograph Golden Ball WINNER 2014
$1,199.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal National Rookie Card - Only Ten Exist - Serial #7 10
$9.97

2014 Panini Worldcup Auto Autograph Cristiano Ronaldo! Portugal! Real Madrid!
$618.00

CRISTIANO RONALDO 2005 PANINI ITALY STICKER CARD #428 FC6768
$14.99

CRISTIANO RONALDO 2008 PANINI EURO PORTUGAL STICKER CARD #509 FC6769
$14.99

2013-14 Panini UEFA CL Adrenalyn XL - Top Master #360 - Cristiano Ronaldo
$6.99

Cristiano Ronaldo Canvas Picture
$9.99
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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 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

Authentic Real Madrid Home Jersey 14 15 2014 2015 Cristiano Ronaldo 7 Adidas L
$54.99

Authentic Real Madrid Away Jersey 14 15 2014 2015 Cristiano Ronaldo 7 Adidas L
$59.99

jersey Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 2004 nike jersey shirt soccer T90 vintage CR7
$70.00

NWT Mens Adidas REAL MADRID Spain Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Home Soccer Jersey SZ XL
$49.00

Real Madrid #7 Cristiano Ronaldo 2011 12 100% Official Original Jersey XL MINT
$90.00

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Medium Soccer Jersey Ships From USA
$79.90

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Extra Large Soccer Jersey Ships From USA
$79.90

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

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

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Jersey 2014 Champions League Winner M Medium
$35.00

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Jersey & Shorts, Men's Size Medium
$70.00

NIKE CR7 CRISTIANO RONALDO GFX TRAINING SUPERNOVA JERSEY FOOTBALL REAL MADRID
$79.99

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Pink Jersey 2014 2015
$50.00

New Adidas Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Trikot RM Medium M
$79.99

Adidas Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey Shirt Kit Trikot Champions League M
$89.99

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