Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Clayton Kershaw

Date of Birth: 3/19/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008
Investment Rating: 7.0


Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

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 TOPPS STADIUM CLUB GOLD RC AUTO #20 50 BGS 8.5 10 DODGERS
$499.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 TOPPS UPDATE CHROME RC #CHR30 DODGERS
$89.99

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen N174 Gypsy Queen #N174CK Clayton Kershaw free shipping
$7.00

2012 Panini Prizm #29 Clayton Kershaw mint free shipping la dodgers
$7.00

2012 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS RELICS AUTO CLAYTON KERSHAW 9 BGS 9
$99.99

Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 37 49 made 2014 Topps Throwback Thursday 5x7 Postcard
$9.99

2015 National Treasures Clayton Kershaw Button Jersey SP #2 2 DODG
$299.99

Lot of (2) 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #72 Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie PSA 9 MINT
$27.89

2009 Goudey 4in1 #10 Nolan Ryan Scott Kazmir Josh Beckett Clayton Kershaw
$7.00

2008 U.D. Timeline CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) ROOKIE #98 PSA 8 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$14.99

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) ROOKIE #72 PSA 9
$14.99

2008 topps allen and ginter #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9.5 W 10
$64.99

LOS ANGELES DODGERS TEAM SETS CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE GOLD JOC PEDERSON SEAGER
$15.00

2008 Topps Update Sketch Clayton Kershaw RC 1 1 Rookie Card Los Angeles Dodgers
$800.00

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #187 Clayton Kershaw 95 STP RC - NM-MT
$9.00

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #98 Clayton Kershaw RC - NM-MT
$9.00
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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 TOPPS STADIUM CLUB GOLD RC AUTO #20 50 BGS 8.5 10 DODGERS
$499.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 TOPPS UPDATE CHROME RC #CHR30 DODGERS
$89.99

Lot of (2) 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #72 Clayton Kershaw RC Rookie PSA 9 MINT
$27.89

2008 U.D. Timeline CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) ROOKIE #98 PSA 8 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$14.99

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter CLAYTON KERSHAW (RC) ROOKIE #72 PSA 9
$14.99

2008 topps allen and ginter #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie BGS 9.5 W 10
$64.99

LOS ANGELES DODGERS TEAM SETS CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE GOLD JOC PEDERSON SEAGER
$15.00

2008 Topps Update Sketch Clayton Kershaw RC 1 1 Rookie Card Los Angeles Dodgers
$800.00

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #187 Clayton Kershaw 95 STP RC - NM-MT
$9.00

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #98 Clayton Kershaw RC - NM-MT
$9.00

2007 Allen & Ginter CLAYTON KERSHAW Rookie RC *Graded 10* Los Angeles Dodgers CY
$29.99

2008 topps allen and ginter #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW dodgers rookie card BGS BCCG 10
$25.00

2008 bowman draft #bdp26 CLAYTON KERSHAW los angeles dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$25.00

2008 upper deck timeline #187 CLAYTON KERSHAW 95 STP dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 9
$15.00

2008 upper deck goudey mini red backs #75 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

2008 tristar projections reflectives #263 CLAYTON KERSHAW rc BGS 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
$65.00
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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 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:

Active Listings for Clayton Kershaw Signed Photographs

Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Clayton Kershaw Signed 2013 Allstar Baseball JSA 89363
$89.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL DODGERS GRADED GEM 10 PSA DNA
$399.00

Clayton Kershaw Hand Signed Autographed 2.5"x6" Large Cut Chit Dodgers Steiner
$139.99

Clayton Kershaw Hand Signed Autographed LA Dodgers Replica Jersey MLB PSA DNA XL
$399.00

Clayton Kershaw Hand Signed Autographed Authentic Dodgers Jersey MLB PSA 48 Larg
$499.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED 2014 NL CY MVP OML BASEBALL STEINER BAR CODE COA DODGERS
$159.40

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed Los Angeles Dodgers 16x20 Photo TRISTAR COA
$299.97

Clayton Kershaw signed Tristar Prospects Plus Farm Hands Card
$79.99

Clayton Kershaw Dodgers single signed MLB Baseball STEINER auto
$249.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed autograph 11x14 Photo Los Angeles Dodgers w PROOF JSA
$249.99

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Bobblehead 2011 PSA DNA
$400.00

AUTOGRAPHED CLAYTON KERSHAW OFFICIAL BASEBALL GAI GLOBAL CERTIFIED SIGNED
$59.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW auto signed baseball Steiner COA #FJ601584 2011 Cy Young Stats
$229.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LA DODGERS RAWLINGS BASEBALL GA GAI COA
$189.95

Clayton Kershaw Signed Autographed LA Dodgers Replica White Jersey TRISTAR COA
$499.97

Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Signed 1.5x2 Cuto Auto Graded Gem Mint 10! PSA Slabbed
$79.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Ryan,

    Question…

    You list this Kershaw card as a great rookie card….

    2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw RC #133 #/199

    There is one numbered on eBay to 50… What are your thoughts on this card as far as value compared to the version to 199… Worth the 500 asking price?

    Thanks,

    Chris

  2. Chris Welling » I’m personally not a fan of parallels over the rookie versions, but that’s a personal preference. If you like the card and are comfortable with the price, go for it. That said, that’s a bit amount for a Kershaw autograph. There’s no shortage of his signature. Look up completed eBay autographs for similarly numbered cards and you’ll get a sense of what the current going rates are.

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