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, 2013 and 2014. 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, and added a third in 2014.

Despite his dominance on the mound and place in the game as a true role model, Clayton Kershaw cards remain fairly 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 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, 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

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 Ultimate Collection Clayton Kershaw

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

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 Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw

 2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw RC #151 Autograph

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.

2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw

Top eBay Listings

2006 Just Minors #JRPR-07 Clayton Kershaw 200 Los Angeles Dodgers Auto Card 0t1
$125.00

2014 Topps Stadium Club Members Only 150 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 1b3
$59.99

2014 Topps Finest Red Refractor #25 Clayton Kershaw 25 Los Angeles Dodgers 0c6
$35.25

2014 Panini National Treasures #37 Clayton Kershaw 10 Auto Baseball Card 2v8
$501.00

2014 Topps Tribute Green #37 Clayton Kershaw 50 Los Angeles Dodgers Card 4b4
$30.00

2006 TRISTAR Prospects Plus Protential #P-19 Clayton Kershaw Baseball Card 1j6
$33.00

2014 Panini National Treasures #122 Clayton Kershaw 99 Los Angeles Dodgers 4b4
$25.00

2008 #TSB08.BONUS.002 Matt Wieters Clayton Kershaw David Price 1 Auto Card 3y8
$95.25

2007 #TSG07.07013 Andy LaRoche Clayton Kershaw Scott Elarton Elbert 10 Auto 4e3
$90.45

2012 Bowman #151 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Card 0y9
$5.25

2014 Panini National Treasures #37 Clayton Kershaw 25 Auto Baseball Card 4j0
$126.00

2013 Topps Opening Day #45 Clayton Kershaw PSA 10 Los Angeles Dodgers Card 0q3
$31.00

2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball #A-35 Clayton Kershaw PSA 10 Rookie Card 1j2
$90.95

2009 Topps Ticket To Stardom TSP-34 Clayton Kershaw 79 PSA 10 Baseball Card 1j2
$323.24

2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball #CK-GU Clayton Kershaw 100 BGS 9.5 Auto Card 1j2
$4,023.22

2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects Refractor #BSP-CK Clayton Kershaw PSA 9 Auto 1j2
$290.95
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Original article by Ryan Cracknell.

Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw cards - 2008 Stadium Club RC

Top eBay Listings

2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball #A-35 Clayton Kershaw PSA 10 Rookie Card 1j2
$90.95

2008 Bowman Sterling #BS-CK Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers RC Card 2l4
$60.00

2008 Bowman Sterling #BS-CK Clayton Kershaw 399 Los Angeles Dodgers RC Card 2l4
$69.25

2008 Topps Allen And Ginter 72 Rookie Clayton Kershaw
$10.00

2008 Upper Deck Timeline #304 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers RC Card 5v2
$9.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2006 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE REFRACTOR AUTO SP # 500 BGS 9.5 GEM 10
$1,499.00

2008 ud timeline gold #98 CLAYTON KERSHAW los angeles dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

2008 upper deck timeline #187 CLAYTON KERSHAW 95 STP dodgers rookie BGS BCCG 10
$25.00

2008 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption #7 Clayton Kershaw BGS 9.5 Baseball Card 2e6
$900.00

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter's #72 Clayton Kershaw BGS 9.5 RC Baseball Card 2r0
$75.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2007 07 BOWMAN RC ROOKIE SP
$11.99

Lot of (10) Clayton Kershaw 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball #86 Rookie Card rC QTY
$109.00

2005 UPPER DECK #USA86 CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE RC LOS ANGELES DODGERS 5286
$26.96

2008 UPPER DECK GOUDEY #75 CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE RC LOS ANGELES DODGERS 5286A
$17.96

2008 UPPER DECK GOUDEY #75 CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE RC LOS ANGELES DODGERS 5286B
$17.96

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2006 BOWMAN STERLING RC ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH DODGERS AUTO SP MINT
$279.00
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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

Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Authentic Signed 8X10 No Hitter Photo PSA DNA
$214.99

Clayton Kershaw #22 Signed Official Major League Baseball PSA DNA COA
$249.00

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Signed Jersey PSA DNA #AB15991
$549.99

2006 Tristar Prospects Clayton Kershaw SIGNED Rookie AUTO Card #27 SGC Authentic
$179.49

RARE 2011 Gold Glove Signed Baseball (11) Clayton Kershaw Dustin Pedroia PSA DNA
$499.00

Autographed Signed CLAYTON KERSHAW Koufax Baseball Jersey PSA DNA COA Holo Only
$349.99

Clayton Kershaw Single Signed Baseball AUTO Autograph PSA DNA COA Dodgers
$66.00

Clayton Kershaw #22 Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey Autograph Sz L PSA DNA COA
$151.38

Autographed Signed CLAYTON KERSHAW SI Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA COA Auto
$174.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed 2013 Allen&Ginters Card Los Angeles Dodgers w PROOF JSA
$79.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED ON GAME TICKET 06 07 12 PHILLIES JSA CERTIFIED
$125.00

Clayton Kershaw signed Tristar Prospects Plus Farm Hands Card
$79.99

Clayton Kershaw Signed *Laker Color* Los Angeles Dodger Baseball Hat JSA
$299.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW (LA Dodgers) signed Official MLB Baseball w PSA COA
$279.95

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA #4A51407
$124.99

Clayton Kershaw signed Official MLB Baseball Steiner Authenticated
$224.99
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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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