Cristiano Ronaldo Rookie Cards and Apparel Guide

Cristiano Ronaldo

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


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

2003 Upper Deck MANCHESTER UNITED CRISTIANO RONALDO BGS 9.5 Gem mint Rookie psa

2014 Futera Unique Football Portugal CRISTIANO RONALDO Mint BGS 9

2011 Futera World Football Unique 107 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Soccer Card 0w0

2015 Select Ultimate Team #15 Cristiano Ronaldo

2015 Select Equalizers #15 Cristiano Ronaldo

#427. CRISTIANO RONALDO (Legends) - Real Madrid CF 2014 2015 - CARD MegaCracks

2013 Topps Premier GOLD League Cristiano Ronaldo International Icons Autograph

Topps Premier Gold 2013 AUTOGRAPH CRISTIANO RONALDO Manchester GOLD 06 25

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Net Finders Prizms 20 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 7i2

2016 Panini National Convention Wedges #35 Cristiano Ronaldo 99

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Stars #28 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Soccer Card 1u1

2015 Camo #36.2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Ball Back Photo Variation) 249 Portugal 7i2

2015 2015-16 Panini Select Ultimate Team Red #15 Cristiano Ronaldo 199 Card 7i2

2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer Cristiano Ronaldo Red Prizm 4 149

2015 2015-16 Panini Select First Team Swatches Red #FT-CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo 7i2

Cristiano Ronaldo 2016 Panini National Thin Hyper Plaid Parallel SP 99 Portugal
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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

Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo jersey, Nike size medium

Real Madrid #7 Cristiano Ronaldo 100% Original Jersey Shirt 2012 13 XL BNWT Rare

Men's XL Nike FIT DRY 2008-10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo #17 Away Soccer Jersey

Men's XL Nike FIT DRY 2008-10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo #17 Home Soccer Jersey

NEW #7 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Soccer Team Jersey (Large)

Real Madrid Large Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer Jersey

Real Madrid #7 Cristiano Ronaldo White Jersey, Size L

Cristiano RONALDO #7 Manchester United Away Football Shirt Jersey 2008 09 (L)

Cristiano RONALDO #7 Manchester United Away Football Shirt Jersey 2008 09 (M)

Real Madrid #7 Cristiano Ronaldo 100% Original Jersey Shirt 2013 14 Home XL BNWT

Cristiano Ronaldo Euro Nike Portugal National Soccer Team Large Jersey

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Small Soccer Jersey

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Small Long Sleeve Away Soccer Jersey

Adidas Cristiano Ronaldo #7 Real Madrid Away Jersey 16 17

Cristiano Ronaldo Euro Nike Portugal National Soccer Away Green Team Jersey M

NWT Men's Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer Jersey Real Madrid Away Purple Men's Large
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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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

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