Pelé Cards, Rookie Cards, and Memorabilia Guide

Pelé

Date of Birth: 10/21/1940
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Investment Rating: 8.5


Overview

Pelé is the greatest soccer player in history and a top ambassador for the modern game. Like Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and other greats in the respective sports, Pelé is synonymous with the worldwide awareness of soccer. While the soccer card market is still not as established as other sports, especially in the United States, cards and memorabilia for Pelé are very popular.

Although he spent nearly his entire playing career in his home country of Brazil, Pelé made good use of his World Cup appearances to establish his global recognition. Pelé helped lead Brazil to three World Cup titles and his club team, Santos FC, to multiple championships. He ended his professional playing career with the New York Cosmos.

Pelé has several early cards, but most are small regional productions, and were manufactured is various locations all around the world. Understandably, several originated in Brazil, and these are some of the most rare and valuable. Since there is no official card designated as his rookie, collectors are left to decide for themselves. Some of the options can be seen below, but this is by no means all the early Pelé cards. Also, more details on the top early Pelé cards can be seen here.

Until recently, collectors had very limited options for acquiring a certified authentic autograph from Pelé. Topps made this considerably more easy by including Pelé autographed cards in multiple 2012 and 2013 products. Autographed memorabilia options command strong values, but are not nearly as common.

Top Early Pelé Cards


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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Stars LOT 33 Cristiano Ronaldo,Messi,Pele,Neymar,
$36.00
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Pele, 1964
$19.99
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Pele Collectible Cards Set (12)- Brazil, World Cup, Football, Futbol, Futebol
$19.99
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MSL Soccer Shots Unopened Box- Pele Card??? Football, World Cup, USA
$9.99
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Pele, 1971
$9.99
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1958 swedish world championsship Alifa trading card true rookie pic with Pele'
$499.99
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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Pele No.130 Soccer Football ERROR? Darker Grey
$19.99
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1991 SOCCER SHOTS WORLD PROMOTIONS PROMO CARD PELE BRAZIL COSMOS WORLD CUP
$11.99
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(22) 2014 Panini World Cup Prizm Refractor Lot Red 149, Blue 199 Messi, Pele',
$15.50
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2009 Sportkings C Famous Fabrics Memorabilia Pele, Chinaglia, Adu #'d 8 9
$39.99
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2008 Sportkings B Pele #64
$29.99
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1965 ALBUM SPORT PELE SANTOS CARD FOOTBALL SOCCER
$145.00
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PELE Soccer Legend Brazil 1990 SI FOR KIDS CARD
$7.95
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2014 Futera THEN & NOW Dual Jersey Patch Pele + Neymar #2 3 SSP SSP SSP Brazil
$999.99
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2009 SPORTKINGS #D 1 9 PELE DAVID BECKHAM BRANDI CHASTAIN ADU CHINAGLIA 5 JERSEY
$69.99
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1977-79 SPORTSCASTER SERIES 1 #117 PELE GRADED BGS 8.5 NM-MT+
$65.00
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Autograph Guide

Pelé Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Pelé's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Pelé Cut Signature Exemplar:

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Pelé Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Pelé signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics, regardless of the item signed or when it was signed. Look for the following signature features:

  1. The signature begins with an over-sized "P" and every letter is legible in the signature
  2.  The "P" includes a spiral top and the interiors resembles a  lowercase "E"
  3. The "L" is written more like a large lowercase "E" and tends to be the most variable of the letters
  4. The final "E" is smaller than the first and can resemble an "I" because of the accent mark, which is similar to a dot

Pelé Signed Soccer Ball Pricing:

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Pelé Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Pelé Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Pelé Signed Book Pricing:

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Pele Signed Brazil Authentic Autographed 7x10 Photo (PSA DNA) #T58744
$249.99
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EDSON PELE SIGNED FRAMED BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM JERSEY STEINER COA
$669.00
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Pele Signed 1975 Sports Illustrated Full Magazine. New York Cosmos. PSA COA
$395.00
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PELE AUTO SIGNED 1969 STAMPS EDSON BGS JSA COA RARE AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE SOCCER
$249.99
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Pele 8x10 Black & White Photo Autograph Signed JSA LOA
$299.99
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PELE signed 8x10 B&W photo PSA DNA autographed HOF BRAZIL SOCCER FOOTBALL BRASIL
$224.99
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PELE signed 4x6 color photo PSA DNA autographed HOF BRAZIL SOCCER FOOTBALL
$199.99
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PELE SOCCER AUTHENTIC SIGNED 3X5 INDEX CARD AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA SLABBED
$199.99
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EDSON PELE SIGNED FRAMED BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM JERSEY STEINER COA
$649.00
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Pele Signed 8x10 Photo Signed Edson Pele PSA DNA
$149.99
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Pele Hand Signed Athleta Brazil Jersey Authenticated by PSA DNA
$549.99
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Pele Signed Nike Brasil Autographed Soccer Jersey PSA DNA #L63623
$599.99
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Pele Signed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA
$149.00
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PELE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED SOCCER BALL PSA DNA ITP BRAZIL BRASIL a1
$399.99
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PELE SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA ITP BRAZIL BRASIL WITNESSED BY PSA 1E
$299.99
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PELE SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO PSA DNA ITP BRAZIL BRASIL WITNESSED BY PSA 1J
$299.99
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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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