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 Bowman Expectations Buster Posey Joe Mauer
$5.00
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2010 Upper Deck - Buster Posey RC - Rookie Card #28
$7.01
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2014 Buster Posey San Francisco Giants Baseball 1 1 ACEO Sketch Card By:Q
$9.99
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2013 Topps Giants Celebrate World Series #67 Buster Posey PSA 10 GEM MINT
$12.74
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY BUSTER POSEY OPENING DAY STARS CD #ODS4 HOT CD GR GM MT10
$5.25
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2010 Topps Legendary Lineage Johnny Bench Buster Posey RC Giants
$5.00
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2012 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION BUSTER POSEY AUTO DUAL JERSEY & 3 COLOR PATCH 22 25
$245.00
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2013 TOPPS OPENING DAY BUSTER POSEY CARD #1 HOT CARD GR GM MT 10 (PRISTINE)
$5.25
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2013 Bowman Buster Posey #200 Giants PSA 10 GEM MINT Pop 4
$13.59
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2013 Topps 1972 Mini Buster Posey #TM-1 Giants PSA 10 GEM MINT
$16.99
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2012 Topps Heritage Stick-Ons Complete Set of (46) w POSEY VERLANDER
$34.99
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2014 Topps Rookie Reprint Gold Framed Buster Posey #15 25
$149.78
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2014 Topps Baseball Buster Posey Black Framed 2010 Rookie Insert Giants 037 199
$19.99
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2014 Topps Series 2 Rookie Class Ring Relic Buster Posey Gold Parallel 34 99
$12.37
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BUSTER POSEY 2010 TOPPS 206 ROOKIE CARD#193
$5.95
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2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Framed Paper #94 Buster Posey
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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 BRIAN WILSON JSA Certified signed auto autograph Sports Illustrated
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BUSTER POSEY Giants JSA Auto Signed 2008 Tri Star Rookie Card Autographed MVP
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Buster Posey San Francisco Giants CUSTOM FRAMED Signed 11x14 Photo JSA COA
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS JERSEY JSA
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2009 TriStar Minor Buster Posey Auto Signed 181
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RARE ROOKIE SIGNED BUSTER POSEY PSA DNA COA Minor League Baseball Hat Cap MVP
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BASEBALL w "NL MVP" JSA
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BAT TRISTAR AUTHENTICATED
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Buster Posey SF Giants Sports Illustrated Signed 11x14 Cover Photo JSA COA
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPH SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS WORLD SERIES JERSEY JSA LOA
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL - STEINER AND MLB AUTH!!!
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Steiner Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants White Jersey
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED GIANTS JERSEY JSA COA and Hologram
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED 2013 ALL-STAR JERSEY SAN FRAN. GAINTS JSA
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPH SIGNED GAME USED OMLB RAWLINGS BASEBALL SWEET SPOT JSA
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Buster Posey Signed Game Model Bat Steiner COA San Francisco Giants
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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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