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eBay sees big spike in Roger Federer cards, collectibles since retirement announcement

Roger Federer retired last week as one of the greatest players in tennis history. His trading cards and collectibles have seen a big spike since his announcement.

eBay has seen a huge spike in interest and sales of Roger Federer collectibles since the eight-time Wimbledon champion announced his retirement last week.

Federer, 41, announced his retirement from the ATP Tour last Thursday. He retired with 103 Tour wins and 20 Grand Slam championships, trailing only Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. He won a record eight Wimbledon championships, six Australian Open titles and the U.S. Open five times. He reached more Grand Slam finals (31) than any player in tennis history.

According to eBay, sales of Federer collectibles have spiked 1,050 percent, while searches for his rookie card increased by 3,900 percent since his announcement. Additionally, searches for Federer’s The Roger Centre Court tennis sneakers increased by 1,100 percent.

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Federer’s top-selling card is the 2003 Netpro Elite Glossy Roger Federer #G3. It is considered his rookie card, though it did not come out until five years into his career.

2003 Netpro Elite Roger Federer card.

2003 Netpro Elite Roger Federer card.

His Netpro rookie card has routinely sold for five figures in recent years.

According to eBay, the top sales for Federer cards on the site are:

• $20,000: 2003 Netpro Elite Glossy Roger Federer #G3 /100 RC PSA 10 GEM (April 2021)

• $14,722: 2003 Netpro Elite Glossy Roger Federer ROOKIE /100 #G3 PSA 10 GEM MINT (March 2022)

• $14,556: 2003 Netpro Elite Glossy Tennis #G3 Roger Federer RC Rookie /100 PSA 10 GEM MINT (April 2022)

• $14,500: ROGER FEDERER #01/25 2003 NETPRO INT JERSEY AUTO RC BGS 9.5 (July 2017)

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