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 Bowman#BDP26 Rookie GMA GRADED NM-MT+ 8.5
$5.99

2009 Upper Deck - CLAYTON KERSHAW - Gold Rookie Parallel #210 - DODGERS RARE!!!
$39.99

2014 Topps Turkey Red #31 Clayton Kershaw
$8.00

Clayton KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD Bowman BASEBALL RC Los Angeles Dodgers CY YOUNG MVP!
$7.00

2008 upper deck timeline #187 CLAYTON KERSHAW 95 STP dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$35.00

2014 Topps Update All Star Stitches Dual #ASDKP Yasiel Puig Clayton Kershaw
$100.00

2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE #8 CLAYTON KERSHAW REFRACTOR LOS ANGELES DODGERS 0274
$5.35

3 CLAYTON KERSHAW 2010-11 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER MINI 1 BLACK BORDER MINT NR.MINT
$7.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW JUSTIN VERLANDER JERSEY 2012 PANINI PLAYOFF MVP CY DODGERS
$24.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW GAM USED BAT JERSEY MATT KEMP 2012 PANINI PLAYOFF MVP CY DODGERS
$24.99

2008 Bowman DP&P, Clayton Kershaw, "CHROME & BASE", RC#BDP26, mt. cond.
$16.99

2014 MUSEUM COLLECTION SIGNATURE SWATCHES CLAYTON KERSHAW DODGERS 13 50
$125.00

2012 Topps Golden Giveaway Die Cut Clayton Kershaw!!!
$25.00

2008 Clayton kershaw ultimate collection auto rookie 99
$850.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW (MVP) 2013 TOPPS ROOKIE PATCH CARD...MINT!
$9.99

2008 Upper Deck Timeline CLAYTON KERSHAW Die-Cut Short-Print ROOKIE - Dodgers
$10.00
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Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw cards - 2008 Stadium Club RC

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Clayton Kershaw 2008 Bowman#BDP26 Rookie GMA GRADED NM-MT+ 8.5
$5.99

2009 Upper Deck - CLAYTON KERSHAW - Gold Rookie Parallel #210 - DODGERS RARE!!!
$39.99

Clayton KERSHAW ROOKIE CARD Bowman BASEBALL RC Los Angeles Dodgers CY YOUNG MVP!
$7.00

2008 upper deck timeline #187 CLAYTON KERSHAW 95 STP dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$35.00

2008 Bowman DP&P, Clayton Kershaw, "CHROME & BASE", RC#BDP26, mt. cond.
$16.99

2008 Clayton kershaw ultimate collection auto rookie 99
$850.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW (MVP) 2013 TOPPS ROOKIE PATCH CARD...MINT!
$9.99

2008 Upper Deck Timeline CLAYTON KERSHAW Die-Cut Short-Print ROOKIE - Dodgers
$10.00

2008 Topps Heritage #595 Clayton Kershaw .. RC .. PSA 7 NM .. LA Dodgers
$14.99

2008 Bowman Draft Picks #BDP26 Clayton Kershaw RC PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ Dodgers
$39.99

2008 Bowman Draft Picks #BDP26 Clayton Kershaw RC PSA 8 NM-MT Dodgers
$9.99

2008 Bowman Draft Picks #BDP26 Clayton Kershaw GOLD RC PSA 8 NM-MT Dodgers
$29.99

Clayton Kershaw 2008 Upper Deck Timeline #379 SP 95 RC rookie Dodgers
$50.00

2008 upper deck documentary #3855 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS 9.5 (pop 2)
$40.00

NONE BETTER! CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 BOWMAN CHROME #BDP26 ROOKIE GEM MINT 10 WOW!
$39.99

2008 TOPPS UPDATE GOLD PARALLEL #UH240 CLAYTON KERSHAW RC DODGERS 0584 2008
$72.11
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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.

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed 11x14 Dodgers GAI GA Global Cy Young MVP
$129.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed 8x10 Los Angeles Dodgers MVP Cy Young GAI GA
$129.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed-Autographed MLB Baseball COA Steiner Sports LA Dodgers
$229.99

Clayton Kershaw La Dodgers Signed Autographed Baseball Gai Ga Certified Coa
$24.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed Big Stick 212 B Adirondack Model Black Bat PSA
$450.00

Clayton Kershaw 2007 Grandstand RC Rookie Card PSA DNA Auto Signed AUTOGRAPH
$99.99

Clayton Kershaw 2006 Just Rookies RC Rookie Card PSA DNA Auto Signed Dodgers Var
$99.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW LA DODGERS SIGNED 2012 TOPPS HERITAGE #210 CARD JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$59.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2005 05 Upper Deck USA RC signed auto autographed - with JSA
$75.00

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed MLB Baseball Ball Dodgers JSA COA W 22 Insc
$159.95

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

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Jersey PSA DNA
$369.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED LOS ANGELES DODGERS 8X10 PHOTO, PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED
$99.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW "22" HAND SIGNED MLB BASEBALL STEINER COA LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$66.55

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Signed Jersey Los Angeles Dodgers GA GAI
$259.99

Clayton Kershaw LA Dodgers Signed Autographed Mini Helmet GAI GA COA (G)
$56.00
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