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Soccer Memorabilia

Also known as “football” and “association football,” soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world—played in over 200 countries. Historians aren’t certain as to where it originated, but evidence exists of ancient soccer games in China, Rome, Greece, Mexico, and other countries.

Modern soccer began in medieval England and Scotland, and was considered rough—even dangerous—until the Cambridge Rules refined game play in the 1800s. By 1904, representatives from France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Denmark founded the Federation Internationale do Football Association (FIFA), which has 209 member countries today and oversees the sport’s most prestigious game—the World Cup. Although U.S. soccer’s history has been volatile at best, the formation of Major League Soccer (MLS) in 1993 helped U.S. men’s soccer and U.S. women’s soccer become high contending sports.

Early soccer memorabilia dates back to the 1800s, when organized matches began. Event-based items such as match cards, programs, and awards are considered quite rare. Anything from this era has typically gathered a good sale price. Besides early memorabilia, the markets are filled with photos, jerseys, trading cards, programs, gear, and soccer balls. Authentic, signed items and game-used gear will hold more value than their replicated counterparts.


Quick Facts

  • The world’s oldest soccer club, the Sheffield FC, sold its only paper copy of the 1858 “Rules, Regulations, & Laws of the Sheffield Foot-Ball Club” for $1.4 million in 2011. The proceeds were to help the club raise capital for future development
  • Soccer superstar Pele has multiple trading cards from his rookie year in 1958, and a couple often looked for include the 1958 Alifabolaget #635 and the 1958-59 Tupinamba Ltda. Ouigol #109
  • World Cup titles have been held amongst only eight countries since the first game in 1930

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Aste Bolaffi

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Boston Sportscard Exchange

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Saco River Auction

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Richard L. Edwards Auctioneer