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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2012 gypsy queen Buster Posey Printing Plate 1 1!
$120.00
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2012 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor Buster Posey # 3 Serial # 024 199 MT *Nice
$7.99
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2013 PANINI SELECT YOUNGBLOODS #4 BUSTER POSEY (GIANTS)
$8.00
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2010 - 2013 BUSTER POSEY 15 BASEBALL CARD LOT ROOKIE - ALL STAR - TOPPS - BOWMAN
$12.99
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2008 - 2011 BUSTER POSEY 15 BASEBALL CARD LOT ROOKIE - ALL STAR - TOPPS - BOWMAN
$12.99
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2010 BOWMAN PLATINUM #18 BUSTER POSEY RC GIANTS PSA 9 B1570800
$10.99
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BUSTER POSEY 2013 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER GAME USED FRAMED MINI JERSEY RELIC SP
$11.99
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BUSTER POSEY 2014 TOPPS TRIBUTE PRIME PATCHES GAME USED JERSEY PATCH SP 24
$119.99
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2008 Donruss Elite Buster Posey 031 934 Auto Baseball
$89.99
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30 card lot x 2012 Topps Update Buster Posey All Star #US21 SF Giants
$29.99
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2014 Topps Tribute BUSTER POSEY Forever Young Relic #9 15
$29.99
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2012 TOPPS TIER ONE BUSTER POSEY JERSEY 399 GIANTS
$7.99
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Buster Posey San Francisco Giants 2014 Topps Commemorative Patch #CP-24
$6.99
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2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Buster Posey
$35.99
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2010 Topps Buster Posey RC Black Border
$15.99
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BUSTER POSEY 2008 Donruss Elite Auto Rookie Card RC 535 934 BGS 9.5 10 GEM LOT
$559.99
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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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Steiner Buster Posey Signed Game Model Bat
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Buster Posey Brian Wilson SIGNED 16x20 Photo SF Giants PSA DNA World Series auto
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Buster Posey SIGNED 11x14 Photo SF Giants RookieGraph PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED JERSEY JSA HOLOGRAM & LOA Y23310 SF GIANTS BASEBALL AUTO
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED JERSEY JSA FULL LETTER HOLOGRAM & COA SF GIANTS AUTOGRAPH
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Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants Orange Jersey - JSA Authenticated
3213838670554040 1 Image $229.99
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Buster Posey Giants Signed 2012 World Series Authent Majestic Jersey JSA LOA
3907590021514040 1 Image $499.99
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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed 100% Authent 2013 All Star Majestic Jersey JSA COA
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Buster Posey Rare signed autographed 2008 Golden Spikes Gala Program PSA DNA
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Buster Posey Signed Autographed Giants 2012 All-Star Game Jersey Auto JSA LOA
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Buster Posey Signed Autographed Giants Home Jersey "12 WS Champs" Auto JSA
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Buster Posey Signed Autographed Louisville Slugger C243BP Bat PSA DNA Auto
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS JERSEY JSA
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 2013 GIANTS AUTHENTIC ALL-STAR JERSEY JSA COA
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BUSTER POSEY BRIAN WILSON JSA Certified signed auto autograph Sports Illustrated
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2009 TriStar Minor Buster Posey Auto Signed 181
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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

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