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 Image

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 215x300 Image

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 Image

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.

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2006 Clayton kershaw Just gold rookies AUTO JRP-07 (23 50)
$69.00
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2008 BOWMAN DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE 10 CARD LOT NO HITTER HOT!!
$10.50
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2007 Clayton kershaw just stars Black edition AUTO #10 (21 25)
$120.00
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2008 BOWMAN DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE GOLD BORDER 10 CARD LOT NO HITTER HOT!
$5.50
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2011 Topps Commemorative Patch #CK-Clayton Kershaw
$10.00
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2012 Topps Heritage Then and Now #KK Sandy Koufax Clayton Kershaw (3 Card Lot)
$8.99
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2012 TOPPS FINEST #FM-CK CLAYTON KERSHAW DIE-CUT REFRACTOR DODGERS 0043
$14.35
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2007 Bowman Chrome. Clayton Kershaw Refractor . 2011 Bowman Chrome Bryce Harper.
$30.00
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Paperclip with Free 2013 Topps Bunt Clayton Kershaw Gold Boost - Limited Edition
$6.00
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Clayton Kershaw 2012 Topps SP #600 - Brooklyn Dodgers uniform - short print
$15.00
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2014 Topps Opening Day Purple Parallel card of Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers
$9.99
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CY YOUNG! CLAYTON KERSHAW RARE 2008 BOWMAN CHROME REFRACTOR BGS 8.5 NM-MT + HOT
$44.44
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2009 CLAYTON KERSHAW GOUDEY MINI #05 21 MADE ! SHORT RUN OF 21 MINT !! NON-AUTO
$78.74
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Adrian Gonzalez,Clayton Kershaw,Hyun-Jin Ryu,Zack Greinke,Dan Haren,Josh Beckett
$7.50
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Clayton Kershaw Autograph Signed ttm Ip Card 2014 Topps Base "2014 No-No..."
$9.95
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CLAYTON KERSHAW, DODGERS 2014 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD #400
$12.00
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Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

2008 Stadium Club Clayton Kershaw RC Image

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2008 BOWMAN DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE 10 CARD LOT NO HITTER HOT!!
$10.50
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2008 BOWMAN DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE GOLD BORDER 10 CARD LOT NO HITTER HOT!
$5.50
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Clayton Kershaw 2008 Topps Update Rookie Baseball Card #UH240
$6.00
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Clayton Kershaw - Rookie Card First Day Issue 08' TSC
$5.99
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2014 Panini SP Lot (6) Clayton Kershaw, Ellsbury, Cain, Bettis RC, Gordon, etc.
$7.01
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2009 Topps T206 #FMA22 Clayton Kershaw Mini Framed Autograph Rookie PSA 9
$29.00
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Clayton Kershaw #595 2008 Topps Heritage Rookie (Los Angeles Dodgers)
$10.00
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2 Clayton Kershaw sp's inc. 2008 Timeline RC foil sp & 2013 Chrome sepia 75!
$39.95
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2008 topps allen and ginter #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS BCCG 10
$18.00
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2008 topps heritage #595 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS BCCG 9
$12.00
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2008 Topps Finest Redemption #7 Clayton Kershaw Baseball Rookie Card
$14.95
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2008 upper deck documentary #3855 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS 9.5 (pop 2)
$40.00
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(5) - CLAYTON KERSHAW 2006 TOP PICKS "FIRST EVER ROOKIE CARDS! 2X CY YOUNG!!
$6.99
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2007 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Auto Refractor HOT!! Dodgers Ace NO RESERVE AUCTION!
$60.00
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2008 Upper Deck Goudey #75 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card NM MINT
$8.00
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Clayton Kershaw 7 card lot rookie rc red target heritage 2011 Grey back bowman
$9.99
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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 Autograph Image

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 Jersey Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Photograph Pricing:

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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED 2011 NL CY YOUNG OML BASEBALL STEINER BAR CODED DODGERS
$94.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Majestic Dodgers Jersey JSA
$400.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Dodgers PSA Authentic Jersey 48 Auto NWT NR!!!
$157.50
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CLAYTON KERSHAW Signed Autographed 2006 Tristar Prospects Plus Pre-rookie card
$29.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #200 JSA CERTIFIED
$63.96
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Guaranteed pass Jsa PSA
$70.00
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2007 Tristar Authentics Clayton Kershaw Auto Signed Baseball 104 Dodgers RARE
$200.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed F S Helmet GAI COA Dodgers CY Young MVP HOF
$99.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed F S Helmet GAI COA Dodgers CY Young MVP HOF!
$99.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED LOS ANGELES DODGERS PITCHING MOUND RUBBER JSA COA
$169.99
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LA Dodgers Star Clayton Kershaw Signed OML Baseball Steiner
$99.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 05 Upper Deck USA RC signed auto autographed - with JSA
$70.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW MLB AUTHENTICATED SIGNED OMLB BASEBALL STEINER
$149.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Steiner Sports COA LA Dodgers
$139.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED LOS ANGELES DODGERS JERSEY JSA AUTHENTICATED
$399.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS SIGNED MARJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA DNA W39265
$150.00
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