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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2013 Clayton Kershaw Topps Tribute Auto #58 99 HOT
$63.56
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2014 Clayton Kershaw Topps Tribute Auto #23 30 HOT
$81.00
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Clayton Kershaw 2014 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor #14 50
$9.99
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Topps Bunt Clayton Kershaw Breaking Out Super Rare Only 120! Free W cap
$14.99
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2008 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER'S CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD
$8.99
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Clayton Kershaw 2014 Panini Prizim #5 5 ; Exclusive National Breaker Pack Hit!!!
$16.50
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2014 Topps Gold Label CLAYTON KERSHAW #78 99 #19 (49202)
$40.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD #UH240 L.A. DODGERS
$17.28
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball Rookie Card USA 86 RC LA DODGERS
$6.99
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2014 Topps Finest Clayton Kershaw 50 Gold Refractor #25 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$10.55
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2014 Topps Clayton Kershaw Auto Jersey 13 50 ( AWESOME )
$185.00
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2014 Topps Finest Xfractor Lot (34) Cards Clayton Kershaw ++
$11.02
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2010 ALLEN & GINTER CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTO
$45.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW (#22) AUTOGRAPH OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL GLOBAL AUTHENTICS
$70.99
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2005 UDUSA Acetate Clayton Kershaw Rookie RC And RARE BOWMAN ROOKIE PROOF 1 1?
$100.00
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2008 Finest Rookie Redemption Clayton Kershaw BGS 9.5 Los Angeles Dodgers
$55.99
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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 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER'S CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD
$8.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD #UH240 L.A. DODGERS
$17.28
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball Rookie Card USA 86 RC LA DODGERS
$6.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE AUTO GAME WORN JERSEY 2007 BOWMAN STERLING PROSPECT RARE
$109.99
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2005 UDUSA Acetate Clayton Kershaw Rookie RC And RARE BOWMAN ROOKIE PROOF 1 1?
$100.00
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2008 Upper Deck Timeline 93 SP Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie BCCG 10 LA Dodgers
$21.99
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2008 Finest Rookie Redemption Clayton Kershaw BGS 9.5 Los Angeles Dodgers
$55.99
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2008 Upper Deck Timeline Gold #98 Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie BCCG 10 LA Dodgers
$18.99
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2008 Upper Deck Timeline #98 Clayton Kershaw Rookie BCCG 10 Los Angeles Dodgers
$12.99
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2008 Stadium Club Clayton Kershaw RC Auto Rookie PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ VERY RARE
$250.00
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2005 Upper Deck USA Clayton Kershaw Tolleson Rookie Dual Auto 250 PSA 10
$89.00
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2008 Tristar Projections Clayton Kershaw Rookie Auto 5 PSA 10
$46.00
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2011 Topps Triple Threads Clayton Kershaw Rookie Game Used Auto 50
$57.56
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2008 Topps Stadium Club #107 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cyan Printing Plate 1 1
$132.50
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2010 Topps Tribute TAR-CK3 Clayton Kershaw Rookie Game Used Auto 99
$41.22
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 Bowman Sterling GOLD REFRACTOR - RC # 01 50
$200.00
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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 LA Dodgers Signed Autographed ROLB Baseball Global GAI COA
$24.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED 2011 NL CY YOUNG OML BASEBALL STEINER BAR CODED DODGERS
$93.00
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Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2006 Just Rookies Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$109.99
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Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Signed Autographed 2014 All Star OMLB Global GAI COA
$24.99
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Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Signed Autographed OMLB Baseball Global GAI COA
$24.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed No Hitter Framed 16x20 Chit Collage Steiner COA
$200.00
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PERFECT! JSA AUTH! Clayton Kershaw signed official MLB BASEBALL W number 22 !
$185.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Think Blue 16x20 Photo Steiner Sports
$99.99
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Clayton Kershaw signed 2006 Tristar Protential Rookie card auto
$79.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Steiner Sports COA LA Dodgers
$139.99
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Clayton Kershaw 2008 Just Rookies RC Rookie Card PSA DNA Auto Signed AUTOGRAPH
$99.99
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2006 Bowman Heritage Prospects Dodgers Clayton Kershaw SIGNED Auto PSA Slabbed
$115.00
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CLAYTON KERSHAW Signed Autographed 2006 Tristar Prospects Plus Pre-rookie card
$29.99
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Signed 8x10 CLAYTON KERSHAW Los Angeles Dodgers Autographed photo - JSA COA
$69.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Major League Baseball Guaranteed pass Jsa PSA
$70.00
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Clayton Kershaw Autographed Signed Jersey Los Angeles Dodgers GA GAI
$279.99
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