Top James Rodríguez Cards for All Budgets

Top James Rodríguez Cards for All Budgets

James Rodríguez, pronounced "Hahm-ez," entered the 2014 World Cup as a young player with limited name recognition on the international stage, but that is certainly not the case any longer. It was there in Brazil that James Rodríguez cards exploded onto the hobby scene.

Although his career has not quite gone as anticipated, James has played for some of the top clubs in the world, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Like most star players, the most popular James Rodríguez cards tend to be some of his earliest releases. This includes a few different sticker cards. Naturally, his autographs are also very popular.

Top James Rodríguez Cards to Collect

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2010-11 Panini Futebol Portugal James Rodríguez #377

The 2010-11 Panini Futebol sticker release was available in Portugal and chronicles the first season for James with Porto. The stickers are not currently available in large quantities.

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2011-12 Panini WCCF James Rodríguez #268

World Club Champion Football (WCCF) doubles as both a card game and Sega video game. The 2011-12 Japanese release is the first true card for James and notes his main skill as "The Artistic Left Foot."

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2012 Panini Mega Craques James Rodríguez #95

Another early card for James, this Mega Craques release might eventually emerge as the go-to "rookie card" for the young Colombian.

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2014 Panini World Cup Stickers James Rodrígue #199

Simplicity at its finest, 2014 Panini World Cup Stickers are inexpensive and readily available. While this means that the value will always remain low, it also makes this James card the easiest to locate for collectors and special as it documents his breakout World Cup performance.

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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures James Rodríguez #S-JR

Easily his most popular card, James Rodríguez's 2014 Panini Prizm Signatures card enjoyed a ridiculous increase in value thanks to the 2014 World Cup. Values started out in the $30-to-$60 range before pushing up over $300. Prices have since cooled off and the base version can normally be purchased for under $100.

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2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Combo Signatures Carlos Valderrama, James Rodríguez #CS-CJ

Although he was omitted from both the base and insert sets, James was included in both autograph sets in Prizm World Cup. This incredibly rare card pairs him with former Colombian great, Carlos Valderrama. Only ten cards exist for the base version and another ten are available as a Prizm parallel.

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Trey Treutel

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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. In more recent years, 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.

User Comments

  1. Rodríguez’s earliest card/sticker is actually an Argentinian Panini from 2008 when he played for Banfield.

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