A talented attacking midfielder who is undoubtedly one of the more important players for Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes has lifted the club ever since his arrival in January 2020.
Fernandes won the Premier League player of the month award four times in his first calendar year with the team, although he has struggled to hit those same heights since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ironically, the Portugal teammates have combined well in the past, going on to win the 2019 UEFA Nations League Final in the inaugural tournament.
Here’s a list with five of the best Bruno Fernandes cards to collect, including rookie options and rare parallels.
The Best Bruno Fernandes Cards
Fernandes has been around for a while, starting his career over a decade ago in Serie B.
5. 2020-21 Panini Prizm Bruno Fernandes #12 (eBay)
We’ll begin with a more recent release. 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer features the trademark curved border designs and strong imagery typically associated with the brand, along with a massive 300-card base set.
Fernandes is pictured with the ball at his feet, ready to spray a pass to a teammate. With a rainbow of parallels to sift through, there’s an option to suit almost every budget.
- Prizms: Blue Mojo, Blue Wave, Green Ice, Green Wave, Hyper, MultiColor, Orange Mojo, Pink, Pink Ice, Pink Mosaic, Pink Stars, Pink Wave, Red Ice, Red Mosaic, Red Wave, Red/White/Blue, Silver, Blue #/340, Red #/199, Red Mojo #/159, Purple #/99, Blue Ice #/75, Purple Ice #/49, Red Stars #/28, Orange #/25, Gold #/10, Blue Shimmer #/8, Green #/5, Black 1/1, Gold Power 1/1
- Breakaway Prizms: Base Breakaway, Blue #/199, Violet #/99, Teal #/49, Bronze #/25, Gold #/10, Lime Green #/5, Black 1/1
- Choice Prizms: Blue/Yellow/Green, Tiger Stripe, Red #/29, Green #/9, Nebula 1/1
- H2 Prizms: Green Mojo, Purple Mojo, Cracked Ice #/23, Gold Mojo #/10, Black Gold 1/1
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4. 2020-21 Impeccable Indelible Ink Bruno Fernandes #IN-BF (eBay)
If you’d prefer a hard-signed option released during his time with the Red Devils, 2020-21 Panini Impeccable Premier League Soccer is a high-end set featuring a card limited to 99 copies. Found in the Indelible Ink subset, you’ll see an example of the Silver parallel in the image above.
- Parallels: Silver #/25, Gold #/10, Emerald #/5, Platinum 1/1
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3. 2017-18 Topps Museum Collection UCL Bruno Fernandes #MTR-BF (eBay)
If you’d prefer a patch to go along with your Bruno Fernandes auto, the Triple Relic Autographs subset in 2017-18 Topps Museum Collection UEFA Champions League is a great place to start. Limited to 35 copies, there’s a sole one-of-one parallel, and it focuses on his time spent tearing up the league for Sporting CP, as he was named player of the year in back-to-back seasons.
- Parallels: Emerald 1/1
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2. 2013 Panini Calciatori Bruno Fernandes RC #A100 (eBay)
As with many soccer players, his earliest collectible comes from a sticker set.
Fernandes began his career with Italian Serie B side Novara, quickly moving to Udinese in 2013. That’s where you’ll find his rookie sticker, showing the player in a profile shot. Released almost a decade ago, the stickers are some of the more valuable Bruno Fernandes collectibles if they happen to be graded.
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1. 2017-18 Topps Chrome UCL Bruno Fernandes #66 (eBay)
The 2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League set borrows from the flagship baseball design. It contains a Bruno Fernandes which has a popular Refractor parallel. It’s the first Topps UCL set wrapped in chrome, featuring the player during his time spent with Sporting.
Numbered parallels will sell for a significant premium.
- Refractor Parallels: Base Refractor (1:3 packs), Purple #/250, Blue #/150, Green #/99, Gold #/50, Orange #/25, Red #/10, SuperFractor 1/1
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Here’s what we think of the current market for the best Bruno Fernandes cards:
We’d stick with a more recent option if you’re looking for entry-level cards that are still collectible. 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer ticks the boxes in this respect.
The 2017-18 Topps Chrome Fernandes card is likely to be his most valuable option, especially if you’re looking at one of the Refractor parallels. Otherwise, the rookie sticker is arguably the best early collectible.
Fernandes is slightly underrated given his importance for a team in transition, but he seems to be flourishing under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. He’s also likely to be a key member of the Portugal squad at the 2022 World Cup, and an improbable win would see prices rising rapidly.
Unlike Ronaldo, it’s likely that United are going to build around Fernandes for the next few years, as their best player, and the most consistent source of goals from midfield for years. He’s instrumental for any sustained progress, and could yet become a legend with the team.