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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2014 TOPPS HERITAGE BUSTER POSEY GAME JERSEY RELIC SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$7.99
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2010 Bowman Platinum #18 Buster Posey Rookie Card RC PSA 10 GEM MINT
$39.95
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2010BOWMAN GOLD possey rookie CARD
$12.99
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BUSTER POSEY 2013 TOPPS FINEST MASTERS AUTO BGS 9.5 10 GEM MINT SF GIANTS MVP 15
$299.99
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2011 topps Buster posey,josh bell vernon wells and tommy hanson comm. patch
$18.00
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BUSTER POSEY 2010 TOPPS RC #2 LOT OF TWO ROOKIE CARDS
$13.99
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2013 TOPPS BUSTER POSEY SP & BASE CARD #128a & 128 B
$12.00
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2010 TOPPS 206 #193 BUSTER POSEY ROOKIE RC - SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$7.95
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2013 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER NO NUMBER MINI BUSTER POSEY MVP A&G BACK GIANTS 50 SP
$19.99
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2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Buster Posey RC Blue Refractor 150 BGS 8.5 Auto 10
$500.00
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2014 Donruss Diamond Kings #14 Buster Posey - Giants
$6.00
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BUSTER POSEY 2014 TOPPS HERITAGE BLACK REFRACTOR OF 65
$19.00
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WILLIE MAYS BUSTER POSEY MCCOVEY 2013 TRIPLE THREADS GIANTS BAT JERSEY 16 18 SP
$125.00
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2014 Donruss #14 Buster Posey DK Press Proof San Francisco Giants 29 199
$5.99
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2010 BOWMAN #208 BUSTER POSEY RC!!!!!!!!!
$6.99
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2013 Topps Five Star Buster Posey Jumbo Jersey
$19.99
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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 SIGNED SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AUTHENTIC HELMET (MLB & STEINER)
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Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants Orange Jersey - JSA Authenticated
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED GAME USED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS JSA COA
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED AUTOGRAPH JERSEY AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC WORLD SERIES JSA LOA
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Buster Posey SF Giants Signed Autograph 2012 World Series Baseball - JSA LOA
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Steiner Buster Posey Signed Game Model Bat
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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 Giants Signed 2012 World Series Authent Majestic Jersey JSA LOA
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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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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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