As one of the top players in the world, Neymar cards see strong interest from collectors.
Born Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Neymar follows the Brazilian tradition of going by just his first name. His professional career began in 2009 with Santos FC, the same place that Pelé spent the bulk of his career. After several seasons playing for Santos, Neymar made the move to Barcelona in 2013, and then to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Of course, you can't forget his international career with the Brazilian National Team either.
Although the market for soccer cards moved slowly at the start of Neymar's career, things have certainly picked up. However, his most popular cards still tend to be some of the earliest releases.
The list below highlights just a few of the key cards and stickers to grab.
Top Neymar Cards to Collect
2009-10 Abril Gol Cards Neymar #154, #155
The first known trading card for Neymar comes from a Brazilian release during the beginning of his professional career with Santos FC. Card #154 includes a posed headshot, while the second (#155) shows Neymar in action.
Both are not that common and they are generally recognized as the true rookie cards for Neymar.
2009-10 Card Mania Futebol Stickers Neymar
His earliest sticker is from the Card Mania Futebol series. These can be a bit tougher to track down.
2010 Panini Campeonato Brasileiro Stickers Neymar #300
Another key sticker card is from 2010 Panini Campeonato Brasileiro. This one takes on added appeal for some given that it is one of his earliest Panini releases.
2010-11 Panini WCCF Neymar #31
Another early card that claims rookie status, this Neymar card is a Panini release from Japan. World Club Champion Football (WCCF) is a card game and also an arcade game from Sega. Despite being mostly written in Japanese, one amusing takeaway is the skill section, which lists Neymar as a "Roaming Dangerman."
2014 Panini World Cup Stickers Neymar #48
Sure it is simple, but this sticker is a great and relatively inexpensive way to obtain a card that documents Neymar's first World Cup. The Panini World Cup stickers have a devoted following and Neymar's card will remain a popular collectible.
Looking ahead, Neymar could one day be listed among the greatest modern players. If that occurs, the 2014 World Cup will be remembered as his breakout moment and this card will take on added significance.
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Neymar Base & Insert Parallels
Despite the immense popularity of the World Cup Stickers, 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup marks the first time the Optichrome series was featured in the World Cup card lineup. One immediate takeaway is the various parallels. These colorful card options are another way to track down a large amount of Neymar cards. The popular numbered parallels provide a chase that escalates with each increasingly rare option.
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures Neymar #S-NE
Last, but certainly not least, 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup also offers the first major release of certified pack-pulled autographs for Neymar. There is also a rare Prizm parallel, numbered to 25 copies
Of course, there are many other Neymar autographs out there.