U.S. Women Were the Collector's Choice in '99
The United States Women's National Team was undoubtedly the soccer collecting story of 1999, and by most accounts the sports story of the year as well.

While there was certainly other big news in the world of sports collecting, such as the death of icon Joe DiMaggio and the huge auction of Barry Halper's historically significant baseball collection, no single player, team or event approached the marketability of the U.S. Women.

Because the Women's World Cup was such a phenomenon, the retailing and collecting worlds were ill-prepared. Indeed, most of the collectibles and products didn’t even hit the market until after the fact. Full Story

PELE--STILL THE KING
When Pelé joined the New York Cosmos in 1975, he not only put soccer on the map in North America, he also put soccer collecting on the map in this country.

Although he played in North America for only three seasons, there is a large array of Pelé memorabilia available.

Since his retirement nearly 25 years ago, the great star's popularity has not waned, a fact which has only increased the popularity of Pelé collectibles, and led to the continued production of a number of items since that time. Full Story