Pelé football memorabilia to be sold at Chaucer Auctions

Chaucer Auctions in Folkestone, United Kingdom are selling four pieces of Pelé football memorabilia in their 8th December Sport Autographs Auction, with bids starting at just £60.

Born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé is a retired Brazilian footballer who is regarded as the greatest player of all time.

In 2000 Pele was voted the joint winner of the FIFA Player of the Century award, alongside Argentinian great Diego Maradona.

Despite spending much of his retirement signing memorabilia; Pelé memorabilia can sell for big bucks.

In February 2022 a 1958 Pelé rookie card became the most expensive rookie card in football history when it sold for $1,330,000 beating the $900,000 paid for another Pelé card, sold in November 2021.

And in 2016 a replica World Cup trophy presented to, and owned by Pelé, was sold by Julien's Auctions at a London auction, for £395,000.

Chaucer are offering a fantastic large 20 inch x 16 inch colour print, a limited edition numbered 78 of 100.

Pelel memorabilia for sale at Chaucer Auctions
Image: Chaucer Auctions


The image, which shows Pelé celebrating during the 1970 World Cup final in which Brazil beat Italy, has been signed by Pelé, and is available with a £60 - £80 estimate.

Pele memorabilia for sale at Chaucer Auctions.
Image: Chaucer Auctions


A limited edition print, number 73 of 100, showing a 17 year old Pelé scoring the first of his 2 goals versus Sweden in the 1958 World Cup Final is also availabe with an estimate of £60 - £80.

Pele memorabilia to be auctioned at Chaucer Auctions
Image: Chaucer Auctions 


A 20 inch x 16 inch limited edition print numbered 84 of 100 is also available at £60 - £80. This shows Pelé celebrating the 1958 World Cup win with team mate Nilton Santos.

Pele memorabilia to be sold at Chaucer auctions 
Image: Chaucer Auctions


The final lot is a 10 inch x 8 inch colour photo showing Pelé on stage and receiving his award as Player of the Century. Also available at £60 - £80 estimate.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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