Pelé Cards, Rookie Cards, and Memorabilia Guide

Pelé

Date of Birth: 10/21/1940
Rookie Card Year:
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


Top eBay Listings

2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Auto #P Pele
$499.99

SOCCER EDSON ARANTES DO NASCIMENTO " PELE " BRAZIL GREAT CARD
$6.95

1984 Rothmans #NNO Pele BVG BGS 9 Mint.This was a PSA 10 #30750939.Cheap Money
$14.99

2009 Sportkings VIP Promo National PELE MORENZ POLLARD+
$6.59

PELE' SOCCER CARD BRASIL DIE NEUE BUNDESLIGA 1964 65 SICKER NOT PANINI
$49.99

COMPLETE SET FIFA WORLD CUP WINNERS PANINI (PELE MARADONA) NOT ROOKIE CARD
$85.00

1970 Anglo Confectionery PELE BVG 4.0
$39.95

1970 FKS World Cup Soccer Stars PELE BVG 7.0 POP=1 Only 1 graded higher!
$84.95

1958 Swedish Alifa Alfa #649 Brazilian team, Pele , Garrincha
$99.95

Find the PELE !!! 36 packs of 1991 Premier edition Soccer Shots MSL cards
$5.99

2014 PANINI WORLD CUP 1-201 SET MESSI RONALDO NEYMAR PIRLO PELE KLOSE GOTZE
$29.99

Sicker 1966 WC Pele, Djalma Santos and Garrincha
$45.00

Bergmann 1970 WC Team Brazil with Pele
$15.00

1965 Sicker Pele removed
$20.00

1967 Sicker Pele removed
$25.00

1968 Sicker Pele removed
$35.00
« Previous1234

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:

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:

Active Listings for Pelé Signed Soccer Ball

Pelé Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Pelé Signed Jerseys

Pelé Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Pelé Signed Photographs

Pelé Signed Book Pricing:

Active Listings for Official Pelé Signed Limited Edition Autobiography

 

Top eBay Listings

Pele Signed New York Cosmos Logo Soccer Ball NASL Brazil PSA ITP COA #5A80401
$599.99

PELE Signed Autographed Brazil Soccer Jersey PSA DNA COA (#V56562)
$399.00

PELE BRAZIL SOCCER SIGNED AUTHENTIC 16X20 BICYCLE KICK PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA
$299.99

Pele Autographed Signed Program Cover New York Cosmos "Edson" PSA DNA #X58006
$299.00

PELE Brazil FIFA Autograph SIGNED CBF Soccer Shorts Trunks GAI Sticker
$107.99

Pele B W Back view Signed 16x20 Photo (PSA DNA Holo Only)
$700.00

Pele B W chasing ball Back view Signed 16x20 Photo (PSA DNA Holo Only)
$700.00

Pele and Joe Namath Dual Signed 16x20 Photo ( PSA DNA)
$1,700.00

Signed Pele Brazil Autographed Brazilian National Flag - Mounted Memories COA
$404.96

Pele Brazil Signed Black White 16x20 Bicycle Kick Photo - Mounted Memories COA
$449.95

PELE soccer legend REAL hand SIGNED young Brazil photo BOLD JSA LOA
$279.99

Pele Signed Baseball MLB Brasil World Cup The King Psa Dna COA 1 Of A Kind Rare
$399.99

Pele " Edson Pele " Full Name Signed Brazilian Soccer Team Jersey AUTO JSA LOA
$484.78

Pele Signed Brazil Soccer Nike Jersey AUTO JSA LOA
$346.27

PELE SOCCER LEGEND PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BOOKPLATE RARE L@@K
$325.00

Pele Brazil Bicycle Kick Soccer Autographed Signed 16x20 Photo PSA DNA U84377
$297.00
« Previous1234

More Info

Find more information about Pelé cards with our other articles:

For general information and player statistics visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
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.

Leave a Comment: