Buster Posey Baseball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Autograph Buying Guide

Buster Posey

Date of Birth: 3/27/1987
Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 7.5

Rookie-Prospect Cards

Buster Posey was drafted by the San Francisco Giants with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Fast-tracking through the team's farm system, Posey made his major league debut on September 11, 2009. He began 2010 in the minors but rejoined the Giants on May 29, becoming their everyday catcher. Posey's stellar rookie campaign was rewarded with him being named the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year. He also helped lead San Francisco to a World Series victory. Today, he's not only one of the most collectible catchers but Buster Posey cards and memorabilia are among the most popular in all of baseball.

Posey displays all the characteristics of the quintessential five-tool player. His ability to hit for power and average were displayed early on in his pro career and led to his quick rise to the majors. His abilities behind the plate have already earned him the Johnny Bench Award and he is almost assured of being a future Gold Glover at the position.

Buster Posey cards fall into two categories, which can be confusing for collectors. Some of his most valuable cards aren't even true rookie cards by traditional definitions, but instead are his prospect cards from 2008 and 2009. His first official rookie cards are from the 2010 season. Because of the redundant nature of many prospects cards from 2008 and 2009, below you will find Posey's key 2008 prospect cards.

Buster Posey Rookie and Prospect Card Checklist

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2010 Upper Deck #28 Buster Posey RC
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2010 Bowman Platinum Buster Posey Rookie Graded 10
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2013 Topps Tier One Tier 1 Relic Buster Posey 399 Card #TOR-BP S
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Buster Posey 2014 Topps Museum Quad Relic 99
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2008 Elite Extra Edition Baseball Hobby Box 4 Hits Davis, Buster Posey Rc Auto ?
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2014 Topps Platinum Cutting Edge Stars Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
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2008 Elite Extra Buster Posey RC Rookie Auto Autograph SP
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2010 Buster Posey Topps Chrome Refractor RC #221... Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
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2010 Topps Heritage Chrome Buster Posey RC REFRACTOR #' 092 561
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2010 Topps #2 Buster Posey RC Giants B46574
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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter BB Set 1-350 Buster Posey RC
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2013 Topps Archives Promo Buster Posey Blue Sparkle Insert Card # 455
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Buster Posey Giants 2008 Playoff Contenders #63 Signed Auto Rookie Card rC NM-MT
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Buster Posey Giants 2010 Upper Deck Rookie RC #28 Lot (2) Near Mint BV$50.00
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BUSTER POSEY - 2011 Topps Lineage Cloth Stickers #TCS3 Baseball Card S.F. Giants
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BUSTER POSEY 2010 Bowman BLUE SP Rookie Card RC 113 520 S.F. Giants HOT MVP
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Autograph Guide

Buster Posey Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Buster Posey autograph looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication company. Some of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Buster Posey Cut Signature Exemplar

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Buster Posey Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Buster Posey signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Buster Posey's signature is defined by an over-sized letter "B" and a unique letter "P."
  2. The Letter "B" contains two open loops with a slight tail at the beginning and end of the pen stroke.
  3. The pen lifts to start a discernible letter "u."
  4. An odd, almost backward looking letter "P" consists of two pen strokes, a slightly curved vertical line, and charachter that looks like a cartoon caption bubble.
  5. A slightly curved horizontal line separates the letter "P" from a legible letter "y" which contains a downward loop.
  6. Posey usually inscribes his jersey number "28."

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BUSTER POSEY Giants JSA Auto Signed 2008 Tri Star Rookie Card Autographed MVP
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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed 12x16 Photo Great Autograph! JSA COA
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User Comments

  1. Hello,
    My son Tyler (8) and I collect Ryne Sandberg and Buster Posey cards. We were wondering if there is any way to obtain a master list off all cards printed for either of these players.

    Matt Warhurst

  2. There is a guy on ebay that offers a complete list of Buster Posey cards to date. Search Buster Posey rookie in cards. Hope it helps. D.M.

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