Top Cristiano Ronaldo Cards for Collectors to Chase

Top Cristiano Ronaldo Cards for Collectors to Chase

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognizable global athletes and has been an elite player for two huge franchises, Manchester United and Real Madrid. He also suits up for Portugal in international play. The superstar player is most celebrated for his goal scoring, but is also a well-rounded player, with a full arsenal of abilities. Even with limited options, Cristiano Ronaldo cards and autographs are among the most pursued soccer cards in the world.

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Despite his immense popularity, there are not a ton of Cristiano Ronaldo cards available to collectors. Starting with his time on the pitch for Sporting CP, various cards have been produced for the dynamic forward.  This card production was ramped up during the period that Cristiano played for ManU, and several Upper Deck cards are available, including a few signed options. Since then, a variety of brands have released Cristiano Ronaldo cards, including noteworthy offerings from Topps Match Attax, Panini, Adrenalyn XL, Futera, Sportkings and Topps Premier Gold.

Although certified Cristiano Ronaldo autographs remain rare, more have emerged in the last few years and remain his most valuable cards. Also, collectors can look to 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup for additional autographs from Cristiano, as well as other stars from the world of futbol. That does not mean there are not some good options now. The following list includes the best CR7 cards for collectors to chase. Most are in short supply, but they are not impossible to track down.

Top Cristiano Ronaldo Cards

2002-03 Panini Mega Craques #137 Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo's first card comes from his days at Sporting Clube de Portugal. The card features an action image of a very young Cristiano and the value has been steadily increasing. Most collectors consider this to be the true Cristiano Ronaldo rookie card.

2002 03 Panini Mega Craques 137 Cristiano Ronaldo 207x300 Image

2003-04 Upper Deck Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo #13,14,15

Cristiano Ronaldo came onto the world stage when he joined Manchester United and his first cards with ManU came from Upper Deck. Three different base cards document his inagural season with the famed club. The various base parallels have proven to be quite valuable.

2003 04 Upper Deck Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo 13 215x300 Image 2003 04 Upper Deck Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo 14 214x300 Image2003 04 Upper Deck Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo 15 215x300 Image

2003-04 Upper Deck Manchester United ManUscripts Red Cristiano Ronaldo #R #/39

Also found in the Upper Deck Manchester United product, the very first certified autograph for Cristiano Ronaldo was a ManUscripts sticker autograph. The base red card is only numbered to 39 and a black parallel features a different image and is numbered to 25.

2003 04 Upper Deck Manchester United ManUscripts Red Cristiano Ronaldo 211x300 Image 2003 04 Upper Deck Manchester United ManUscripts Black Cristiano Ronaldo 210x300 Image

2004-05 SP Authentic Manchester United Sign of the Times Cristiano Ronaldo #/173

The following year, SP Authentic produced a Manchester United product. One of the biggest highlights was a Cristiano Ronaldo Sign of the Times sticker autograph, numbered to 173. The horizontal layout offers a unique look, but most of the autographs from both sets have not held up well over time.

2004 05 SP Authentic Manchester United Sign of the Times Cristiano Ronaldo Image

2013 Sportkings Autographs Silver Cristiano Ronaldo #ACR #/15 (5 versions)

2013 Sportkings included five different Cristiano Ronaldo autographs, each numbered to just 15. The generic look is not ideal, but they remain his only on-card autographs. Even more rare, gold parallels are numbered to five.

2013 Sportkings Autographs Silver Cristiano Ronaldo 2 211x300 Image2013 Sportkings Autographs Silver Cristiano Ronaldo  214x300 Image

2013-14 Topps Premier Gold International Icons Autographs Cristiano Ronaldo #SP-CR

Part of the 2013-14 Topps Premier Gold product that covered the EPL, Cristiano Ronaldo is the top autograph option despite leaving the EPL in 2009. Although the base version is not numbered, values remain strong and numbered parallels command even more.

2013 14 Topps Premier Gold International Icons Autographs Cristiano Ronaldo  Image

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures #S-CR

Panini Prizm World Cup might have the most popular Cristiano Ronaldo autograph to date. Although no print runs were released, it appears that this card is less available than most of the other signers from the set and values have been pushing higher.

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Autographs Cristiano Ronaldo 213x300 Image

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Combo Signatures #CS-PC

Incredibly rare, ten of these dual signature cards exist, plus ten more Prizm parallels, for a total of just 20 cards. The pairing combines the greatest of all-time in Pelé, with one of the best current players in Cristiano Ronaldo. Other than some of the main 1/1 cards, this might be the biggest hit in the entire Prizm World Cup product, and one of the most impressive dual-signed cards in all of soccer collecting.

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Dual Autographs Pelé Cristiano Ronaldo CS PC  Image

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Panini Adrenalyn Road to the World Cup Top Master Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal NMT
$15.00
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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup 201 Card Complete Set Wayne Rooney Cristiano Ronaldo
$49.99
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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo BLUE REFRACTOR #199!
$26.49
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CRISTIANO RONALDO - 18 YEARS - PANINI -CR7 - MANCHESTER UNITED - ROOKIE - TOP
$19.00
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2013-14 Topps Premier Gold Cristiano Ronaldo Auto Sp Manchester United
$299.99
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2011 Futera Gold Unique #GLD19 Cristiano Ronaldo - 209 295 Limited Edition
$25.50
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 Panini Prizm National Blue Wave Aerial Assault # 55
$8.50
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP STARS RED BLUE WAVE PRIZMS A4296
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM CUP CAPTAINS RED WHITE BLUE PRIZMS A4295
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM NET FINDERS RED AND BLUE WAVE PRIZMS A4299
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM NET FINDERS YELLOW RED PULSARS PRIZMS A4301
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP STARS YELLOW RED PULSARS A4298
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM NET FINDERS RED WHITE AND BLUE PRIZMS A4300
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORD CUP STARS RED WHITE BLUE PRIZMS A4297
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PRIZM AERIAL ASSAULT RED YELLOW PULSARS PRIZMS A4302
$6.99
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CRISTIANO RONALDO - PARIS HILTON 2010 UD CELEBRITY PREDICTORS CARD #CP-19 20 SP
$9.99
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