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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2012 Topps Museum Clayton Kershaw AUTO #'d 18 100 LA Dodgers
$85.00
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(Lot of 2) 2005-06 USA Clayton Kershaw Base #USA86 Upper Deck Junior National
$9.25
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2006 Bowman Heritage #BHP85 SP - CLAYTON KERSHAW (Pre-RC) MINT! RARE! MVP!
$9.99
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BECKETT BCCG 10
$29.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$29.00
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Clayton Kershaw Bowman Chrome Autofraphed 041 150
$1,650.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$19.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$22.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT - REFRACTORS CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BGS 9
$88.00
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft - X-Fractor - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial # 299 PSA 9
$99.00
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2007 BOWMAN DRAFT #BDPP77 - BLUE - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial #'d (187 399)
$54.00
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2007 BOWMAN DRAFT #BDPP77 - BLUE - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial #'d (325 399)
$54.00
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2008 STADIUM CLUB - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) #107
$9.99
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT PICKS CLAYTON KERSHAW #BDP77
$5.00
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2008 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT PICKS CLAYTON KERSHAW RC #BDP26
$5.00
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #BDPP77 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Gorgeous RC
$9.95
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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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2006 Bowman Heritage #BHP85 SP - CLAYTON KERSHAW (Pre-RC) MINT! RARE! MVP!
$9.99
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BECKETT BCCG 10
$29.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$29.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$19.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT #BDPP77 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BCCG 10
$22.00
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2007 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT - REFRACTORS CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) BGS 9
$88.00
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft - X-Fractor - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial # 299 PSA 9
$99.00
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2007 BOWMAN DRAFT #BDPP77 - BLUE - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial #'d (187 399)
$54.00
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2007 BOWMAN DRAFT #BDPP77 - BLUE - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) Serial #'d (325 399)
$54.00
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2008 STADIUM CLUB - CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) #107
$9.99
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2008 BOWMAN CHROME DRAFT PICKS CLAYTON KERSHAW RC #BDP26
$5.00
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #BDPP77 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Gorgeous RC
$9.95
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2008 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER'S #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) DODGERS MVP! MINT
$8.45
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2008 Topps Heritage HIGH NUMBER SP Green Back #595 CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) MINT!
$9.99
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2007 Clayton Kershaw Bowman + 2008 Goudey ROOKIE Lot Dodgers MVP CY Card RC
$12.99
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Clayton Kershaw High School Rookie Card - Only Ten Exist - Serial #10 10
$11.97
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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 Photograph Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Dodgers single signed MLB Baseball STEINER auto
$179.99
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Clayton Kershaw 2006 Just Rookies RC Rookie Card PSA DNA Auto Signed Dodgers Var
$99.99
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Clayton Kershaw 2007 Grandstand RC Rookie Card PSA DNA Auto Signed AUTOGRAPH
$99.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPH FULL SIZE F S DODGERS HELMET PSA DNA V85534
$249.97
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Clayton Kershaw Signed-Autographed MLB Baseball COA Steiner Sports LA Dodgers
$229.99
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Clayton Kershaw Single Signed Baseball AUTO STEINER COA Los Angeles Dodgers
$76.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Chit Dodgers Steiner COA Cy Young MLB
$50.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Big Stick 212 B Adirondack Model Black Bat PSA
$450.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Steiner Sports COA LA Dodgers
$199.95
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Clayton KERSHAW MVP Signed 8X10 Auto Photo JSA LA DODGERS No Hitter CY YOUNG !!!
$79.98
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Clayton Kershaw SIGNED & 2x INSCRIBED OML Baseball PSA DNA GRADED MINT 9 LOA MVP
$124.72
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Clayton Kershaw La Dodgers Hand Signed Autographed 11x14 Photo Ga Gai Coa MVP
$21.50
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 05 Upper Deck USA RC signed auto autographed - with JSA
$75.00
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Signed Clayton Kershaw 2006 Just Rookies Preview JRPr-07 LA Dodgers PSA DNA AUTO
$110.00
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Signed Clayton Kershaw 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball Junior National PSA DNA AUTO
$125.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Baseball Dodgers GAI COA ROY HOF MVP WS
$26.00
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