Rookie Card Year: 2005
Investment Rating: 5.5
Maria Sharapova's rapid rise to stardom has been based on much more than her model good looks. Over her career thus far, the former top-ranked WTA player has won approximately four matches for every loss. She has three Grand Slam titles to her credit. With her photogenic presence, Sharapova has gained glamorous endorsement deals with several major companies. With her engaging personality and dedication to charitable causes, Sharapova is definitely a favorite among tennis fans.
Sharapova has just two rookie cards, both from 2005 Ace Authentic products. However, she does have nearly 200 total cards, including almost 60 memorabilia cards and over 40 autographs. Other popular collectibles are signed copies of the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition that she appeared in, as well as signed tennis balls and color 8x10 photos, particularly those from her championship at Wimbledon in 2004.
Maria Sharapova Rookie Cards
Fresh off her win at Wimbledon the previous year, newcomer Ace Authentic took the 2005 National Sports Collectors Convention by storm with 2005 Ace Authentic Debut Edition. Featuring, the seemingly always smiling Sharapova in a post-match victory celebration, this is Sharapova's most iconic and memorable rookie card.
Later in 2005, Ace Authentic featured a higher-end product that had Sharapova's other rookie card. This time she is depicted in dual actions shots: a color foreground photo and a smaller black and white inset. The color contrast makes for a very attractive card.
Other Notable Cards
- 2005 Ace Authentic Debut Edition Autographs #1 #/100
- 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Autographs #4 #/100
- 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Signature Moments Autographs #SM6 #/50
- 2005 Ace Authentic Special Edition Dress #J1 #/300, match-worn dress
- 2008 Ace Authentic Match Point #D2 dual match-worn dress, with Billie Jean King
Maria Sharapova match worn dress cards, Excellent condition, CHEAP 2 cards
Sexy Maria Sharapova Wimbledon Champion Magnet
2005 ACE DEBUT MARIA SHARAPOVA RC MINT 100CT $800
2008 US OPEN SUBWAY POSTER Maria Sharapova RARE