Ryan Braun Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Ryan Braun

Date of Birth: 11/17/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2005
Investment Rating: 5.0 (Average)


Overview

A once beloved All-American collegiate athlete from the University of Miami, he attended the school on an academic scholarship. Braun turned down similar offers from Stanford and Cal-Berkley. He went on to become a Golden Spikes finalist and the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2005. Braun was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers that same year as the fifth overall pick in MLB's Amateur Draft. Once widely coveted by collectors, Ryan Braun cards and memorabilia have taken a major hit thanks to his admitted use of performance enhancing drugs.

Braun progressed quickly through the Brewers' farm system before making his MLB debut in 2007. He went on to have one of the most dominant rookie years in the history of the game, smashing club records in many categories. So impressive were his stats that  he was named the National League Rookie of the Year. Ryan Braun cards and memorabilia were also strong sellers, at least until he was suspended in 2013 in connection with PEDs.

Braun is a homegrown talent the small-market Brewers have come to rely on to be competitive. He possesses all the skills and attributes that define a five-tool player. Already a four-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Braun's ability to hit for power and average while still maintaining strong marks in OBS and slugging percentage make him a valuable asset for any team.

Braun has just five rookie cards, which is somewhat unusual for a player in this era. All come from products issued in 2005.  His cards, particularly those with high professional grades, see solid demand. Game-used bats and autographed items are also at the top of speculators' lists of worthwhile investments for the young Braun.

While the future for Ryan Braun cards was good, his connection with PEDs has caused irreparable harm to some, limiting his overall potential even if he does comeback clean and strong.

Ryan Braun Rookie Card Checklist

ebaysmalllogo Image
1610519652854040 1 Image
2012 TOPPS ALLEN GINTER MILWAUKEE BREWERS SP MASTER TEAM SET 13 CARDS RYAN BRAUN
$5.99
1610519652864040 1 Image
2012 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SP MASTER TEAM SET 13 CARDS RYAN BRAUN
$7.50
1211985844404040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN 2013 FINEST GREEN REFRACTOR #90 86 199
$6.19
1211985953664040 1 Image
2013 TOPPS TIER ONE RYAN BRAUN COPPER ROSE INK PARALELL REDEMPTION # 25
$49.99
3511700829314040 1 Image
2014 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS RYAN BRAUN AUTO JERSEY CARD NICE! 1 18
$19.50
1611114503504040 1 Image
2005 Topps MILWAUKEE BREWERS True Team Set (28) RYAN BRAUN Rookie NELSON CRUZ+
$7.95
1909087101844040 1 Image
2008 UD PREMIER PATCHES AUTO 13 15 RYAN BRAUN
$299.00
1214322135144040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN 2007 BOWMANS BEST ROOKIE AUTO Brewers Autograph
$34.99
2912394284874040 1 Image
Topps 2014 Ryan Braun Signature Card (350 Count)
$15.00
3608632584634040 1 Image
2007 UPPER DECK ROOKIE OF THE MONTH #ROM-4 RYAN BRAUN RC PSA 10 B1541376
$5.99
3012817281324040 1 Image
2012 Triple Threads Ryan Braun JERSEY Brewers 07 36 *GC1B
$9.99
3012817281554040 1 Image
2011 Limited Ryan Braun AUTOGRAPH Brewers 41 49 *GC1A
$29.99
1614176925334040 1 Image
2013 TOPPS CHROME CAMO REF. RYAN BRAUN #'D 15, BGS GRADED GEM MINT 9.5, BREWERS
$34.99
3012817292394040 1 Image
2009 Upper Deck Ryan Braun JERSEY Brewers *GC1B
$5.99
3103234787474040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN 2008 HEROES AUTOGRAPH JERSEY 10-10 MINT 9
$70.00
1414013263714040 1 Image
2007 Bownans Best Ryan Braun Rookie Auto
$19.99
« Previous1234
 Image

Autograph Guide

Ryan Braun Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Ryan Braun'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: Steiner Sports, PSA, JSA, and Mounted Memories.

Ryan Braun Cut Signature Exemplar:

Ryan Braun Signature Example 260x113 Image

Ryan Braun Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Ryan Braun signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Despite his signature having a tendency to vary depending upon the venue, the type of item or when it was signed, look for at least some of the following signature features:

  1. The signature is hastily written with only a couple of discernible letters.
  2. The letter "R" is legible and includes a tail at the top left and narrow, elongated loops for the hump and line extension.
  3. The letter "B" also has a tail and very narrow forming loop with a scribbled horizontal line extending to the right.

Ryan Braun Signed Baseball Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Baseballs

pMLB2 10029703dt Image

Ryan Braun Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Jerseys

Ryan Braun Signed Jersey 260x253 Image

Ryan Braun Signed Bat Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Bats

Ryan Braun Signed Bat 260x111 Image

Ryan Braun Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Photographs

Ryan Braun Signed photo 253x300 Image

ebaysmalllogo Image
2009370391204040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$89.99
3213570721854040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL PSA DNA CERTIFIED BREWERS
$79.99
2509445898744040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN BREWERS,MVP JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$150.00
1815221283514040 1 Image
Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Jersey JSA
$169.95
2506641885374040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN BREWERS,ROY JSA COA SIGNED BIG STICK BAT
$385.00
1114567338344040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN Autographed Signed Milwaukee Brewers Jersey GA GAI Global COA
$245.00
1312924578694040 1 Image
Ryan Braun Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$44.99
1214144341044040 1 Image
PSA DNA GU 9! Ryan Braun Signed Insc Game Used Rookie SAM Baseball Bat Brewers
$3,450.00
3310014650934040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA CERT
$65.00
3809334741314040 1 Image
2008 BREWERS Ryan Braun signed card ROY AUTO Topps JSA COA Autographed Milwaukee
$89.00
1214155737564040 1 Image
Ryan Braun HR Hit Game Practice Used Signed OML Baseball Brewers PSA COA MLB ROY
$390.00
2615695220794040 1 Image
Ryan Braun Signed Autographed 11 x 14 Photo Brewers PSA DNA
$49.99
3308200409164040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN SIGNED 12X18 PHOTO MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA COA
$50.00
2814400187384040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN Brewers JSA Authenticated signed auto autographed All Star Jersey
$174.99
2004070052854040 1 Image
Ryan Braun signed 8x10 Brewers PSA DNA
$79.95
3906875840104040 1 Image
RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball w PSA DNA COA
$99.95
« Previous1234
 Image

More Info

For general information and player statistics visit:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

Leave a Comment: