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

1-2014 TOPPS FINEST BLACK REFRACTOR CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS 99 99 LAST ONE
$39.99

2010 Elite Paul Goldschmidt Auto(R) 2008 Finest Clayton Kershaw (R) Pair..L@@K!
$41.99

2013 Topps #22 Clayton Kershaw PSA 10
$9.99

2013 Topps All Star Stitches Event Worn Jersey Clayton Kershaw 24 50
$29.99

Clayton Kershaw 2012 GYPSY QUEEN RC AUTOGRAPH !! (RARE SP)
$55.99

2013 Topps Clayton Kershaw All Star Stitches Jersey card ASRCK Dodgers
$6.50

Clayton Kershaw 2007 Bowman Draft Future's Game Prospects Gold #BDPP77
$10.00

2010 Clayton Kershaw Topps Chrome Gold Refractor 50 Mint Dodgers
$9.00

2011 TOPPS LINEAGE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY CLAYTON KERSHAW BOTH CARDS
$6.95

2014 Dynasty Clayton Kershaw Auto Patch 10 Sickest Logo Ever 1 1
$161.50

2010 Topps Finest Clayton Kershaw Finest Moments Autograph No.FMA-CK Dodgers
$49.99

2014 Hit Memorabilia Fully Loaded Clayton Kershaw 1 1 Game Used Jersey Tag Patch
$99.99

(2) Clayton Kershaw 2005 U.D. USA Baseball #USA86 Rookie cards
$200.00

LOT OF 650 BASEBALL CARDS WITH CLAYTON KERSHAW & NOLAN RYAN
$12.00

2014 Bowman Platinum Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Base & Gold Parallel Lot #12
$5.00

2015 Topps Chrome #55 Clayton Kershaw GOLD Refractor 23 50 Los Angeles Dodgers
$10.15
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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 2012 GYPSY QUEEN RC AUTOGRAPH !! (RARE SP)
$55.99

(2) Clayton Kershaw 2005 U.D. USA Baseball #USA86 Rookie cards
$200.00

Clayton Kershaw 2007 Bowman USA Gold SP Rookie Card RC Gem Mt 10 Rare !
$29.00

2008 UD Goudey Box Clayton Kershaw RC Ken Griffey Derek Jeter AU? Tiger Jordan?
$59.95

2008 BOWMAN DRAFT - BLUE BORDER - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial #344 399 BGS 9
$115.00

2008 UD Upper Deck Timeline CLAYTON KERSHAW Rookie RC #333 MVP + Cy Young
$22.99

2008 ud timeline #304 CLAYTON KERSHAW 04 TT dodgers rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$25.00

2006 Clayton Kershaw Bowman Sterling Auto RC- Graded BGS 9 Mint w 9.5
$299.99

2008 Clayton Kershaw Topps Finest Rookie Redemption... BGS 9.5 Gem Mint w 10 sub
$109.99

2008 Clayton Kershaw Stadium Club RC... Graded BGS 9 Mint w 9.5
$30.79

2007 Clayton Kershaw Sterling Refractor Auto RC- BGS 9.5 ... #56 199
$479.99

2008 Clayton Kershaw Bowman Chrome Refractor RC #BDP26- Graded BGS 10 Pristine
$499.99

2008 Clayton Kershaw Bowman Sterling Gold Refractor RC- BGS 9.5 w 10 sub- #23 50
$399.99

2007 Clayton Kershaw Bowman Sterling Auto RC... BGS 9 Mint w 9.5 subs
$279.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW Dodgers 2005 Upper Deck Team USA 1st rookie !! Qty NL MVP CY !!
$10.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 Upper Deck USA Vision Acetate RARE rookie BGS 9.5 NL CY MVP
$64.95
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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:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

2009 Topps Allen Ginter Clayton Kershaw Auto Signed PSA DNA Cert Dodgers
$100.00

2013 Topps Allen Ginter Clayton Kershaw Auto Signed PSA DNA Dodgers
$100.00

Clayton Kershaw Single Signed Autographed Auto Baseball JSA
$299.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Auto 2.5x6 Large Cut Chit Framed W 8x10 Photo Steiner 40
$219.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Auto 2.5x6 Large Cut Chit Framed W 8x10 Photo Steiner 30
$229.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Auto 2.5x6 Large Cut Chit Framed W 8x10 Photo Steiner 10
$229.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Auto 2.5x6 Large Cut Chit Framed W 8x10 Photo Steiner 20
$229.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Los Angeles Dodgers 16x20 W Gai
$59.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Auto Autographed 2013 All Star ROMLB Baseball JSA PROOF
$26.00

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

CLAYTON KERSHAW Signed MLB Baseball Steiner.
$395.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED BOBBLEHEAD DODGERS JACKSONVILLE SUNS AUTO PSA DNA "RARE"
$350.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW WITH #22 PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$199.99

clayton kershaw signed baseball JSA Cert. Dodgers Cy young MVP
$49.99

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Signed 8x10 Los Angeles Dodgers Framed 11x14 GAI GA
$88.99

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Hand Signed Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers GA GAI
$119.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection and can be found onGoogle+.

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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