Rookie Card Year: 2003
Investment Rating: 5.0 (Average)
Roger Federer, much like his long-time rival, Rafael Nadal, is considered one of the game's greats. Federer holds the record for Grand Slam titles with 17 and is one of only seven players in tennis history to achieve the Career Grand Slam mark. At one point, he held the #1 ATP ranking for a record 237-consecutive weeks. He is the only player in the history of the sport to reach the finals of each Grand Slam tournament five times. Needless to say, Roger Federer cards and memorabilia are popular with collectors, even when a lot of other tennis cards aren't so much.
Federer has three rookie cards, all from 2003. His charismatic charm, good looks, and fan-friendly attitude have made him beloved around the world. Signed material from Grand Slam tournaments is highly desirable in the tennis collectibles world. With Federer's history of domination at such events, he is also the champion of modern Grand Slam collectibles.
Federer's key rookie card from 2003 NetPro features an action photo of the star returning a volley with his dominant forehand swing. Glossy versions were distributed as part of a boxed set. These cards are often found in at least near mint condition and are ideal for grading. Because of the niche market for tennis cards, this Federer's rookies are very affordable and a must-have for collectors.
Roger Federer Tennis Card Guide
Early Autograph Cards
GEM MINT 10 Roger Federer Rookie 2003 Netpro #3
2003 NetPro Elite Event Promo #RF2 ROGER FEDERER SAMPLE RC
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Roger Federer Mini Black Border
ROGER FEDERER ROOKIE 2003 #90 NETPRO RC GRADED MINT 9 BY PSA
Roger Federer Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide
Below you will find an example of what Roger Federer'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, Steiner, Ace Authentic and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.
Roger Federer Cut Signature Exemplar
Roger Federer Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Roger Federer signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Tennis player's signatures typically vary depending on the item signed. The most significant difference being present on tennis balls which are notoriously difficult to sign as compared to flat items.
- Signature displays an overall consistent of pride of penmanship with each letter and character carefully written.
- The signature, despite it's overall size consists of his first name.
- The first "R" is larger than the last and resembles a backwards "S" with a small bisecting line in the middle.
- The letters "o-g" are defined with the "g" having a long fish-hook tail.
- The "e" more closely resembles a caret symbol.
- The last character appears as a letter "s."
Roger Federer Signed Tennis Ball
Roger Federer Signed Photograph
Roger Federer Apparel and Equipment Guide
Roger Federer's sponsorship and apparel deal with Nike, means that fans and collectors have a wide array of choices when it comes to purchasing authentic Rafael Nadal clothing and accessories. From his signature logo hats to his famous bandana the Federer collection by Nike has something for everyone.
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