Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Clayton Kershaw

Date of Birth: 3/19/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Clayton Kershaw is in a good spot to join a long line of Dodgers pitching greats. Kershaw is already a decorated starter, having won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011 and 2013. Yet, despite being one of baseball's best pitchers, Clayton Kershaw cards haven't enjoyed the same success as some of his peers. But that is changing.

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The seventh pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, Kershaw was selected by the Dodgers out of high school. He also spent time with USA Baseball. The southpaw wasted little time in the minors, making his big league debut in May, 2008. His ascension up the MLB ranks was equally fast, culminating in a stellar 2011 in which Kershaw led the NL in wins, strikeouts and ERA. Besides the Cy Young, he also snagged a Gold Glove for his defense. In 2012, Kershaw came close to a Cy Young repeat but finished second to R.A. Dickey. He captured his second Cy Young in 2013, this time in dominant fashion.

Despite his dominance on the mound and place in the game as a true role model, Clayton Kershaw cards remain, largely, very affordable. While pitchers are more easily overlooked in the hobby, Kershaw doesn't command the same level of attention among collectors as Justin Verlander, one of baseball's other premier young pitchers.

Official Clayton Kershaw rookie cards are found in 2008 products. They range from a couple of dollars for low-end base cards to much higher for serial-numbered autographs. There are also lots of autographs and tough inserts that aren't technically rookies but still popular. However, the most desirable Clayton Kershaw cards are found in 2006 Bowman products, which include the first cards of Kershaw in a Dodgers uniform. The 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Clayton Kershaw autograph is the key card among these.

Collectors can also look back a little earlier for some great deals on early Clayton Kershaw autographs. The 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball set has several numbered autographs of the pitcher, most of which can be found for under $75, including some dual autographs.

Kershaw remains a regular signer in a lot of current releases. Perhaps this explains why his signatures are so reasonably priced given his place in the game.

Top Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards

 2008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Clayton Kershaw RC #107 Autographed Jersey #/99

2008 Ultimate Collection Clayton Kershaw

Featuring a large jersey swatch and an autograph signed directly on the fabric, this card is serial numbered to 99 and is one of Kershaw's most popular rookie cards.

2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw RC #133 #/199

2008 Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw

A classic brand delivers a classic rookie card. Serial numbered to 199 and featuring an on-card autograph, the card features textured seams of a baseball and shows Kershaw having just delivered a pitch.

 2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw RC #151 Autograph

2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw

Another on-card signature rookie card. While it lacks serial numbering, the SPx brand carries great weight and tradition with collectors, making this a solid RC choice.

Top eBay Listings

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

Clayton Kershaw Limited Edition Lego + Free L.A. Dodgers Rainbow Loom Bracelet
$12.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD timeline 94 SP #358 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

Topps commemorative patch Clayton Kershaw and 2 Jackie Robinson patches
$5.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD timeline 94 SP #358 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

3:Clayton Kershaw.2001rookie. autograph2008#72.2011#58. Bowman chrome cards
$49.99

2015 Museum Collection Clayton Kershaw Quad Relic Dodgers #63 99 Cy Young MVP
$29.99

2015 Gypsy Queen MLB CLAYTON KERSHAW Autograph Auto Relic #38 50 Dodgers RARE
$150.00

(10) 2012 Sports Illustrated SI for Kids #123 CLAYTON KERSHAW Baseball Cards
$15.99

LOS ANGELES DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW 2014 TOPPS CHROME X-FRACTOR #100
$5.00

LOS ANGELES DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW 2013 PANINI STUDIO FATHERS DAY CARD #13
$5.00

2012 Tops Chrome #112 Orange Refractor Clayton Kershaw P Dodgers GMA MT 9 #4179
$32.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW #1 Draft Dodgers #'d 2006 *GOLD* Certified RC xx 100
$19.95
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Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw cards - 2008 Stadium Club RC

Top eBay Listings

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 midwest league prospects grandstand #16 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD timeline 94 SP #358 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD timeline 94 SP #358 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

3:Clayton Kershaw.2001rookie. autograph2008#72.2011#58. Bowman chrome cards
$49.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW #1 Draft Dodgers #'d 2006 *GOLD* Certified RC xx 100
$19.95

2008 stadium club #107a CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9 (10 9 9 9.5)
$40.00

2008 bowman draft gold #bdp26 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9 (9.5 9 9 10)
$40.00

2008 topps allen & ginter minis #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS 9 (10 8.5 9 10)
$25.00

2008 topps allen & ginter #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 10 pristine
$200.00

2008 upper deck goudey #75 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9 (9 9.5 9.5 9)
$27.00

2008 upper deck timeline #187 CLAYTON KERSHAW 1995 stp rookie BGS 9 (9 8.5 9 9)
$30.00

2008 finest rookie redemption #7 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$50.00

2008 stadium club #107a CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9 (9.5 9 9 9.5)
$35.00
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Autograph Guide

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Clayton Kershaw's authentic signature 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.

Clayton Kershaw Cut Signature Exemplar

Clayton Kershaw Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Clayton Kershaw 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. The entire signature consists of some fairly difficult to decipher hieroglyphics and the pen lifts for each.
  2. The letter "C" is discernible.
  3. The signature is written on a, relatively, level plane.

Clayton Kershaw Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Baseball

Clayton Kershaw Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Jersey

Clayton Kershaw Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Clayton Kershaw Signed Photographs

Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Dodgers Baseball Sweetspot W Gai
$124.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2006 Auto Limited 100 PSA 10 Just Rookies Autographs Signed au
$140.00

LOS ANGELES DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED STADIUM GIVE AWAY BOBBLEHEAD PSA COA
$299.99

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers signed 8x10 photo GAI Cert# GV74872
$119.99

(Lot of 4) CLAYTON KERSHAW signed Official MLB Baseballs GAI GA GLOBAL COA
$99.99

Clayton Kershaw signed size 52 Dodgers Jersey GAI GLOBAL GA COA
$99.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed 8x10 Photo Auto with GAI GA COA Framed Dodgers
$49.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW & ANDRE ETHIER DODGERS SIGNED PHOTO DUAL AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$149.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed-Autographed MLB Baseball COA Steiner Sports LA Dodgers
$229.99

Steiner Clayton Kershaw Signed Fazzino Pop Art MLB Baseball (Case Not Included)
$899.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed OML Baseball PSA DNA COA Dodgers Y86251
$99.00

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers signed 2013 All Star Baseball JSA
$249.99

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Painted Baseball Steiner.
$595.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW Signed MLB Baseball Steiner.
$395.00

Clayton Kershaw Signed Ticket LA Dodgers ACE 2 Time Cy Young Award Winner PSA
$179.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPH MLB BASEBALL LOS ANGELES DODGERS PSA DNA COA
$149.99
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User Comments

  1. Ryan,

    Question…

    You list this Kershaw card as a great rookie card….

    2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw RC #133 #/199

    There is one numbered on eBay to 50… What are your thoughts on this card as far as value compared to the version to 199… Worth the 500 asking price?

    Thanks,

    Chris

  2. Chris Welling » I’m personally not a fan of parallels over the rookie versions, but that’s a personal preference. If you like the card and are comfortable with the price, go for it. That said, that’s a bit amount for a Kershaw autograph. There’s no shortage of his signature. Look up completed eBay autographs for similarly numbered cards and you’ll get a sense of what the current going rates are.

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