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.

2002 03 Panini Mega Craques 137 Cristiano Ronaldo 201x300 Image

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Cristiano Ronaldo 2013 Topps EPL Gold Star Players Autograph BGS 9.5 Auto 10 Gem
$749.99
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Panini Prizm World Cup 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Y R Pulsar Prizm Refractor
$12.00
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 02-03 PANINI MEGACRACKS ROOKIE #137 GOAT HOT RC MEGACRAQUES SP
$45.05
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Panini Prizm World cup 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Cup Captains Y R Pulsar refractor
$20.00
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2014 Cristiano Ronaldo PRIZMS REFRACTOR World Cup Stars Soccer PORTUGAL
$5.99
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Cristiano Ronaldo Rookie card 2002 Panini sticker #306 PSA 7 RARE sporting
$110.00
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2014 Prizm World Cup Prizms Red White and Blue 161 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
$14.99
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2014 Prizm World Cup Red and Blue World Cup Stars #28 Cristiano Ronaldo
$15.00
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2014 Prizm World Cup Prizms Cup Captains #5 Cristiano Ronaldo
$12.00
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CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID 2014-15 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAME CHANGER #332
$9.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID 2014-15 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOAL MACHINE #NE15
$9.99
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2004 SP Authentic Manchester United Soccer Card- CRISTIANO RONALDO Mint
$6.50
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2004 SP Authentic Manchester United Soccer Card- CRISTIANO RONALDO Mint
$7.00
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2004 SP Authentic Manchester United Soccer Card- CRISTIANO RONALDO Mint
$7.75
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Cristiano Ronaldo 1 1 Game Used Worn Jersey Shirt Authentic Patch Swatch Real
$22.99
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2014 PANINI WORLD CUP PRIZM BLUE RED WAVE PRIZM [ CRISTIANO RONALDO ] PORTUGAL
$7.99
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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 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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Real Madrid Home Climacool 2014 15 Jersey NWT Size L Cristiano Ronaldo 7
$50.00
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Real Madrid Away Climacool 2014 15 Jersey NWT Size XL Cristiano Ronaldo 7
$50.00
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Real Madrid Black Gold Cristiano Ronaldo Jersey
$40.00
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Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Manchester United Soccer Jersey Football Shirt Portugal
$33.99
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NWOT Nike Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Portugal Home Jersey L
$30.00
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Tigres UANL Jersey Adidas Nuevo #7 Cristiano Ronaldo Talla XL Manga Larga
$124.01
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Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Tigres UANL Jersey Size XL Adidas NewWTag Mexico Portuguese
$119.01
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BNWT CRISTIANO RONALDO #7 MAN UNITED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 3RD AWAY 2008 09 JERSEY
$179.99
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BNWT CRISTIANO RONALDO #7 MAN UNITED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 3RD AWAY 2008 09 JERSEY
$179.99
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NWT Adidas Real Madrid Jersey Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Small
$99.00
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2010 Adidas Portugal Jersey Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Small
$99.00
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ADIDAS CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID AWAY JERSEY 2014 15 LA LIGA SPAIN.
$130.00
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$130.00
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$130.00
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$130.00
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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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