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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BUSTER POSEY 2011 TOPPS SPOT THE ERROR # 9 GRADED 10
$10.99
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED BOWMAN ROOKIE SP 2009 S.F. GIANTS ROY
$99.00
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Buster Posey Lot W Game jersey + refractors 14 cards all diff +sp minis
$11.99
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49 Buster Posey Giants 2014 Bowman Platinum Blue Cutting Edge Stars SP
$14.99
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BUSTER POSEY $50+ MINT GIANTS ROOKIE REFRACTOR RC 2010 TOPPS CHROME REDEMPTION
$14.99
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BUSTER POSEY BGS 9.5 2010 Topps Chrome REFRACTOR RARE ROOKIE Redemption
$19.00
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2010 Buster Posey (3)Card Rookie Lot
$15.00
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2008 Playoff Contenders Buster Posey Rookie Auto RC PSA 10 Gem Mint Giants
$249.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Buster Posey Chasing History Game Used Jersey
$8.99
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2014 Donruss Buster Posey Diamond Kings Career Batting Average 65 308 SP
$6.99
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2014 Donruss Buster Posey Diamond Kings Career Batting Average 65 308 SP
$6.99
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2011 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN FS11 BUSTER POSEY C GIANTS NM-M
$5.00
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2011 TOPPS #282 DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY BUSTER POSEY C GIANTS NL ROTY BGS 9 MINT
$34.95
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2011 Topps Wal-Mart Blue Diamond Buster Posey #BDW20 Giants Sp Rare Card!
$6.69
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POSEYS 1st RC 2008 SALEM KEIZER VOLCANOES UPDATE SET W BUSTER POSEY ROOKIE CARD
$9.99
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2010 Topps National Chicle #311 Buster Posey SP RC Rookie - SF GIANTS MVP!! HOT!
$9.99
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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 Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed Autograph 2012 World Series Baseball - JSA LOA
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GIANTS BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO MLB HOLOGRAM & PSA DNA #W73374
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Buster Posey SF Giants World Series Signed Authentic Majestc Jersey JSA COA
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BAT TRISTAR AUTHENTICATED
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH JERSEY AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC WORLD SERIES JSA LOA
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BUSTER POSEY BRIAN WILSON JSA Certified signed auto autograph Sports Illustrated
2814401257194040 1 Image $165.00
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Steiner Buster Posey Signed Game Model Bat
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL - STEINER AND MLB AUTH!!!
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Buster Posey SIGNED 11x14 Photo SF Giants RookieGraph PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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BUSTER POSEY Giants JSA Auto Signed 2008 Tri Star Rookie Card Autographed MVP
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BUSTER POSEY GOLDEN SPIKES AUTO MLB SIGNED BASEBALL TRISTAR GIANTS
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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed Auto Louisville Slugger Youth Model Bat JSA COA
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Buster Posey San Francisco Giants Signed Autographed Jersey Jsa Certified Coa
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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed 12x16 Photo Great Autograph! JSA COA
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Buster Posey Rare signed autographed 2008 Golden Spikes Gala Program PSA DNA
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Buster Posey San Francisco Giants Signed Auto Authentic Majestc Jersey JSA COA
2814261445694040 1 Image $399.99
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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.

    Thanks,
    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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