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 2008 upper deck goudey mini blue backs #75 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$75.00

2009 Upper Deck Goudey 4-in-1 Blue 10 Nolan Ryan Kazmir Beckett Clayton Kershaw
$7.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD goudey mini green backs #75 51 88 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$125.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 bowman draft blue #BDP26 318 399 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 sweet spot autograph #133 49 199 rookie BGS 9.5 pop 2
$1,000.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 jacksonville suns grandstand #17 rookie BGS BCCG 8
$30.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW * TROY TULOWITZKI * Autograph Rookie Auto Plate BGS 1 1
$219.99

2008 Goudey Clayton Kershaw #75 BGS 9.5 RC
$24.99

2012 Clayton Kershaw (SP) Topps Update
$7.99

2011 Topps Diamond Anniversary 275 CLAYTON KERSHAW LIMITED ED Factory Set Only!
$5.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 bowman draft blue #BDP26 119 399 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

BGS 9 2011 CLAYTON KERSHAW PANINI LIMITED #8 (46 99)
$69.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 jacksonville suns grandstand #17 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

2009 TOPPS T-206 CLAYTON KERSHAW FRAMED AUTO AUTOGRAPH (ON CARD)
$69.99

2006 BOWMAN HERITAGE CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD
$8.59

CLAYTON KERSHAW MLB COMMMEMORATIVE PIN CARD LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$17.95
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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 2008 upper deck goudey mini blue backs #75 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$75.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD goudey mini green backs #75 51 88 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$125.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 bowman draft blue #BDP26 318 399 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 sweet spot autograph #133 49 199 rookie BGS 9.5 pop 2
$1,000.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 jacksonville suns grandstand #17 rookie BGS BCCG 8
$30.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW * TROY TULOWITZKI * Autograph Rookie Auto Plate BGS 1 1
$219.99

2008 Goudey Clayton Kershaw #75 BGS 9.5 RC
$24.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 bowman draft blue #BDP26 119 399 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 jacksonville suns grandstand #17 rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00

2006 BOWMAN HERITAGE CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD
$8.59

2008 UPPER DECK GOUDEY CLAYTON KERSHAW RC! LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$7.99

2008 Bowman Sterling Clayton Kershaw SP RC ROOKIE Card #292 399
$5.50

BGS 10 PRISTINE CLAYTON KERSHAW 05 USA JR NATIONAL # 86 RC DODGERS MVP CY YOUNG
$249.99

Clayton Kershaw 2005-06 Upper Deck USA Baseball RC BGS 10 (BuyMVP)
$275.00

2008 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD 72 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$9.99

Clayton KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD Just Rookies 2006 RC Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers
$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 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

Clayton Kershaw SIgned Baseball - GAI COA - Dodgers
$79.99

Clayton Kershaw signed 2006 Tristar Protential Rookie card auto
$79.99

Auto Signed Autograph Clayton Kershaw 16x20 Dodgers GAI COA
$49.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW HAND SIGNED DODGERS PHOTO DISPLAY CUSTOM FRAMED TO 16X16 STEINER
$85.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Sweetspot W Gai
$35.00

LA Dodgers Award Winning Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo w GAI COA
$20.50

Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Signed 2013 All Star Baseball JSA
$169.99

Steiner Clayton Kershaw Signed Fazzino Pop Art MLB Baseball (Case Not Included)
$1,499.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autograph LA Dodgers Rawlings MLB FS Helmet w GAI COA
$29.99

Clayton Kershaw signed UDA baseball
$81.00

Clayton Kershaw Psa Dna Auto 2012 Topps Heritage Autograph Signed Dodgers
$70.00

Clayton Kershaw Psa Dna Auto 2012 Allen & Ginter Autograph Signed Dodgers
$70.00

Clayton Kershaw Psa Dna Auto 2008 Topps Update Rc Rookie Card Autograph Signed
$100.00

Clayton Kershaw Signed Inscribed NL CY Autographed Baseball TRISTAR COA Dodgers
$124.95

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

CLAYTON KERSHAW Signed MLB Baseball Steiner.
$395.00
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