Rookie Card Year: 2011
Investment Rating: 7.0
With a combined record of 53-3-2, Manny “Pac-Man" Pacquiao is the first eight-division world champion. He's won ten world titles. To honor this impressive achievement, the Boxing Writers Association of America named him as the first "Fighter of the Decade" in the new millennium.
A native of the Phillipnes, Pacquiao combines a rigorous training and fight schedule with politics. The rookie congressman is particularly proud of this achievement and takes his job representing his constituents just as seriously as he takes his in-ring opponents. Named by Forbes as one of the highest paid athletes in the world, his global name recognition also caused Time magazine to include him in their annual rankings of the world's most influential people.
Capturing upon his wide-spread popularity, Topps released the fighter's only rookie card in its annual release of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball. Pacquiao's autographed items are also in strong demand. Signed gloves, fight shorts, posters and photographs are all available on the secondary market at a range of prices. Due to his global popularity, collectors need to be cautious and educated in purchasing his signed pieces.
Manny Pacquiao Rookie Cards
Despite having several cards released in 2011, the Topps Allen & Ginter card should be considered his rookie card as it was included as a part of the base set. All of his other cards released thus far have been inserts, autographs and memorabilia cards. The card features a stylized picture of Pacquiao raising his arms, presumably in victory.
Manny Pacquiao Other Notable Cards
- 2011 Ringside Boxing Round Two King-Sized Memorabilia #KSM-66
- 2011 Ringside Boxing Round Two Patch Card #P-16
- 2011 Topps Allen and Ginter Autographs #MPA
- 2011 Topps Allen and Ginter Autographs Red Ink #MPA (/10)
- 2011 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Bazooka Back #262 (/25)
- 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics #AGR-MPA
- 2011 Topps Marquee Monumental Markings Autographs #MM-MP