Roy Keane Rookie Card

Roy Keane is “Captain Fantastic”. One of my favorite players of all time. A wild card on the field, took no sh*t from nobody, and would go toe to toe with anyone on the pitch. One of the greats for Manchester United and the Republic of Ireland as well. Totally savage af!

Keane played for Manchester United from 1993 to 2006. Playing 424 games, scoring 46 goals, and having 19 assists. He was also with Nottingham forest.

The Roy Keane rookie card is from 1990-91 Pro Set collection while still with Nottingham Forest.

“Happiness is not being afraid.”
– Roy Keane

David Beckham Rookie Card

David Beckham Rookie Card

Joining Manchester United in 1991 and playing for them until 2003 David Beckham is another footballer form the class of 92. A legend in the football world. Playing top ball all over Europe and later joining the LA Galaxy in the MLS. Beckham had 394 appearances for United, scored 85 goals, and had 152 assists. On top of that David won 15 trophies with them.

This is the 1996-97 Merlin Premier Gold David Beckham rookie card.

Beckham had 115 appearances for the England National Team from 1996 to 2009. Scoring 17 goals and 36 assists. He will be known as one of the biggest world wide names to ever play the game.

“How can you forget that 60-yard goal? He tried it about 10 minutes before he scored and I said to my assistant Brian Kidd, “If he tries that again, he’s off.”

– Sir Alex Ferguson

“I would be very proud if, one day, I’m held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham.”

– Cristiano Ronaldo

David Beckham’s Individual Honors

Premier League Player of the Month August 1996
FWA Tribute Award 2008
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year 1996–97
England Player of the Year: 2003
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year 1998–99
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year 1998–99
Premier League 10 Seasons Awards (1992/93-2001/02):
– Domestic & Overall Team of the Decade
– Goal of the Decade (vs. Wimbledon, 17 August 1996)
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2001
UEFA Team of the Year 2001, 2003
Real Madrid Player of the Year 2005–2006
PFA Awards:
– PFA Young Player of the Year 1996–97
– PFA Team of the Year 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000
FIFA 100
ESPY Awards:
– Best Male Soccer Player 2004
– Best MLS Player 2008
– Best MLS Player 2011
English Football Hall of Fame 2008
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award 2010
MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award 2011
Major League Soccer Best XI 2011

 


Ryan Giggs Rookie Card

Ryan Giggs Rookie Card

Ryan Giggs is a Manchester United legend from the class of 92. Playing his entire senior career at Manchester United and retiring in 2014 to go on and join the Man United coaching staff for a couple years.

Giggs played 963 games for United and scored 168 goals in all competitions. He also played for the Wales national team from 1991 to 2007. He was a great midfielder and played with many greats alongside of him during his United years. Playing with Keane, Scholes, Beckham, Ronaldo, and the list goes on.

Ryan Giggs rookie card comes from the 1992 Pro Set collection. There are a bunch of great players featured in this set with Giggs being one of them. He was one of the biggest talents to emerge in football at the time.

“I think it will only be when he hangs up his boots that people will realize just how remarkable a player he is and just what he has achieved.”

– Rio Ferdinand

“There have been so many outstanding players I’ve had as team-mates, but if I had to choose I’d choose Giggsy, he can do anything.”

– Paul Scholes

 


Paul Scholes Rookie Card

Paul Scholes Rookie Card

The Paul Scholes 1995 Red Devils rookie card from Raven Cards is a limited addition card with only 500 produced. Another great player from the class of 92.

What a legend. Paul Scholes is one of the greatest midfielders of our generation and one of the greatest of all times. I wouldn’t say that he is underrated but his name isn’t bought up enough. His name isn’t flashed around like Messi or Ronaldo.

Scholes spent his entire career at United. He even retired came back and retired again. One of the smartest players and best passers I have ever seen play the game of soccer. He can hit a pass dead on point from across the field and make it look so simple. There is a story that once during training Cristiano Ronaldo was ripping shots on the net and Scholes walked over. Ronaldo told reporters “When we were in training, I used to do a lot of tricks which hardly any players at the club could do. Once I was showing my skills to Scholes. After I finished, Scholes took the ball and pointed to a tree which was about 50m from where we were standing. He said, I’m going to hit it in one shot. He kicked and hit the tree. He asked me to do the same; I kicked about 10 times, but still couldn’t hit it, with that accuracy. He smiled and left”.

 

A reporter once asked Zinedine Zidane: “How does it feel to be the best midfielder in the world?”

Zidane replied: “Ask Paul Scholes”

Scholes played for Manchester united from 1993 to 2013. That includes him retiring and coming out of retirement against Manchester City when Ferguson was still coaching. He played 710 games, scored 149 goals, and had 62 assists in his career. Not only that he has a bunch of title cups in his trophy room as well. 2 Champions League cups, 11 Premier League cups, 4 FA Cups, and then some.

Dude is a Manchester United legend!