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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2008 Topps Allen & Ginter & UD Goudey Dodgers Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie x 3!
$6.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 Bowman Draft Gold #77 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC CY x 3?
$29.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2013 TOPPS ARCHIVES AUTO AUTOGRAPH FRAMED MINI # 25 BGS 9.5 POP1
$249.95
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Clayton Kershaw Blue Bowman Chrome 1st RC #REPRINT #DP84 2013
$8.99
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2014 TOPPS ROOKIE CLASS GOLD 46 99 RING CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS
$15.00
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LOT OF (10) -- 2013 TOPPS CHROME -- ** REFRACTOR ** CARDS -- KERSHAW COLE +
$8.00
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Clayton Kershaw - Autographed Rookie Card
$29.99
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$40.00
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Clayton Kershaw 2011 Topps Chrome Purple Refractor card #107 #'d 067 499 Dodgers
$8.95
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2014 Topps Tribute Clayton Kershaw 1 1 Yellow Printing Plate (No Hitter)
$125.00
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2013 TOPPS ROOKIE COMMEMORATIVE PATCH CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 REPRINT TRCP - 14
$7.99
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2014 Topps Opening Day Purple Parallel card of Clayton Kershaw - Dodgers
$9.99
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Clayton Kershaw Rookie Stadium Club #107 Topps black 2010
$10.00
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2014 Bowman Clayton Kershaw dodgers Baseball Card
$9.99
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Clayton Kershaw Topps Tribute Auto 75
$29.00
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2014 Topps Heritage NL ERA Leaders #8 Kershaw Fernandez PSA 9 MINT Pop 2
$5.94
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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 & UD Goudey Dodgers Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie x 3!
$6.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 Bowman Draft Gold #77 BGS GEM MINT 9.5 RC CY x 3?
$29.99
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Clayton Kershaw Blue Bowman Chrome 1st RC #REPRINT #DP84 2013
$8.99
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2014 TOPPS ROOKIE CLASS GOLD 46 99 RING CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS
$15.00
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Clayton Kershaw - Autographed Rookie Card
$29.99
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2013 TOPPS ROOKIE COMMEMORATIVE PATCH CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 REPRINT TRCP - 14
$7.99
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Clayton Kershaw Rookie Stadium Club #107 Topps black 2010
$10.00
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2006 CLAYTON KERSHAW Rookie Autograph Black Mint Auto RC DODGERS # 25
$69.95
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2006 CLAYTON KERSHAW Autograph Rookie Mint Auto RC DODGERS # 200
$46.95
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(100) CLAYTON KERSHAW (Dodgers) 2006 Just Rookies Preview RC LOT
$59.95
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2013 Bowman Rookie Reprint Blue Sapphire Refractor #CK Clayton Kershaw
$5.00
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$6.51
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2014 TOPPS Series 1 Commemorative ROOKIE PATCH Dodgers RCP-22
$10.99
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Clayton Kershaw 2008 Bowman Draft Pick RC Auto
$45.00
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(4) 2006 BOWMAN HERITAGE CLAYTON KERSHAW RC LOT #BHP85 DODGERS
$24.99
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2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects CLAYTON KERSHAW RC ROOKIE REFRACTOR #77
$10.59
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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 2006 Bowman Heritage Dodgers Rookie Card PSA DNA Slabbed
$59.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO CY YOUNG PSA DNA ITP 4A51374
$124.95
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Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Signed Louisville Slugger Bat JSA Authenticated
$150.00
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Steiner Magic Johnson Clayton Kershaw Dual Signed MLB Baseball (PSA DNA Auth)
$349.99
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Framed Chit Collage Dodgers Steiner COA Cy Young MLB
$75.00
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Clayton Kershaw Signed Chit Dodgers Steiner COA Cy Young MLB
$50.00
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Clayton Kershaw signed 8 x 10, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cy Young Winner, COA,PSA DNA
$99.98
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NO HITTER CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED MINI GOLD GLOVE WITH PSA-DNA COA
$48.79
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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 Dodgers single signed MLB Baseball STEINER AUTH
$201.22
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CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED LOS ANGELES DODGERS PITCHING MOUND RUBBER JSA COA
$169.99
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CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 UD USA TEAM SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #94 JSA CERTIFIED
$39.96
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Clayton Kershaw Signed 50th Anniversay Baseball Autograph, LA Dodgers, JSA COA
$250.00
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DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED GAME USED PITCHED BASEBALL MLB AND JSA COA
$249.99
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Magic Johnson Clayton Kershaw Dual Signed MLB Baseball Steiner PSA DNA Dodgers
$250.00
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2010 Allen & Ginter Clayton Kershaw Signed Card PSA DNA
$74.99
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