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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2007 BOWMAN'S BEST PROSPECT CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTO #BBP45
$99.99
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Clayton Kershaw National Tresures Triple Crown Winners Jersey Patch Relic #'d 99
$16.99
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2010-2013 Clayton Kershaw Topps Chrome, Bowman, Finest 18 Diff Lot Dodgers
$9.00
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Lot of 4 2007 Bowman Clayton Kershaw Prospects Blue 399, Gold, Chrome, Base
$20.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2 CARD LOT LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$5.00
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2014 Allen & Ginter Clayton Kershaw red border mini number 189 numbered 06 33!!
$15.50
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LA DODGERS Rc Auto Clayton Kershaw 2006 Just Rookie Signed Autograph Autographed
$57.09
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2014 TOPPS 1955 5"x7" DODGERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY CLAYTON KERSHAW CARD #12 99 1 1
$12.00
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2014 TOPPS ROOKIE CLASS GOLD 46 99 RING CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS
$13.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 Bowman Draft Rookie #BDP26 PSA7
$19.99
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2009 UPPER DECK LOS ANGELES DODGERS SHEET SET KURODA KEMP KERSHAW MARTIN SGA
$9.99
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Lot of (3) 2005-06 USA Baseball #86 Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie Dodgers BCCG 9
$31.99
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2013 TOPPS FINEST #10 CLAYTON KERSHAW REFRACTOR LOS ANGELES DODGERS 47 99 5254
$8.05
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2013 Topps Museum Canvas Clayton Kershaw Original art card 6 10
$15.99
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2008 Topps Finest Chrome Clayton Kershaw Rookie Redemption
$13.00
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2008 Topps Finest Chrome Clayton Kershaw Rookie Redemption Los Angeles Dodgers
$13.00
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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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LA DODGERS Rc Auto Clayton Kershaw 2006 Just Rookie Signed Autograph Autographed
$57.09
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2014 TOPPS ROOKIE CLASS GOLD 46 99 RING CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS
$13.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 Bowman Draft Rookie #BDP26 PSA7
$19.99
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Lot of (3) 2005-06 USA Baseball #86 Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie Dodgers BCCG 9
$31.99
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2008 Topps Finest Chrome Clayton Kershaw Rookie Redemption
$13.00
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2008 Topps Finest Chrome Clayton Kershaw Rookie Redemption Los Angeles Dodgers
$13.00
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(4) Clayton Kershaw 2008 Dodgers LOS ANGELES ROOKIE CARD
$10.00
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2013 CLAYTON KERSHAW Topps Update 2008 Rookie Patch TRCP-14 CY YOUNG rc Dodgers!
$5.24
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2008 Topps Update Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card RC Los Angeles Dodgers UH240
$7.50
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(4) 2008 Bowman Draft Chrome CLAYTON KERSHAW RC Dodgers Lot of 4 No Hitter
$10.00
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2007 Bowman Clayton Kershaw Rookie Lot (3) Mint Red Hot
$7.50
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(4) 2006 BOWMAN HERITAGE CLAYTON KERSHAW RC LOT #BHP85 DODGERS
$24.99
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Clayton Kershaw Refractor RC
$5.01
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(3) -CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 BOWMAN DRAFT PICKS ROOKIE CARD -NO HITTER
$8.75
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2 2007 2008 CLayton Kershaw RC Lot Bowman Chrome Ginter
$5.99
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2008 UPPER DECK DOCUMENTARY CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE GOLD VARIATION SP RARE
$10.00
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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 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 AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL STEINER BAR CODED COA DODGERS
$107.50
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PSA Authenticated Clayton Kershaw Signed Rawlings Baseball Dodgers Autographed
$104.99
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JSA CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Card #125 Dodgers Ginter's
$89.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTO'D SIGNED BASEBALL PSA DNA COA LOS ANGELES DOD
$149.99
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DODGERS 2014 STADIUM GIVEAWAY CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED BOBBLEHEAD WITH JSA COA
$329.99
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Perfect !! Clayton Kershaw signed Major League Baseball Steiner COA !
$190.00
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2007 GRANDSTAND CLAYTON KERSHAW RC LOONS SIGNED PSA DNA
$40.00
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Orel Hershiser Clayton Kershaw Valenzuela Signed Dodgers CY Ball PSA W72255 MLB
$599.99
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Clayton kershaw signed framed 8×10 w 2011A.S. inscription psa dna authenticated
$159.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Guaranteed pass Jsa PSA
$70.00
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Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers signed 8x10 photo GAI Cert# GV74872
$119.99
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2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Clayton Kershaw Signed Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$74.99
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DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #W24589
$119.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW & MAGIC JOHNSON SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL PSA DNA #W25447
$249.99
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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 Signed Big Stick 212 B Adirondack Model Black Bat PSA
$450.00
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