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

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2011 TOPPS CHROME #54 RYAN BRAUN X-FRACTOR - MILWAUKEE BREWERS 113014
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RYAN BRAUN 2013 FIVE STAR AUTO #D 10 INSCRIPTIONS * GO BREWERS* RARE PULL
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2011 (BB) Topps Heritage Black #C23 Ryan Braun
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Ryan BRAUN• 2014 Topps Triple Threads• Jumbo Jersey Relic• Brewers "04 36"!
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RYAN BRAUN 2010 TOPPS TRIBUTE AUTOGRAPHED DUAL BAT SP #'D 75 AUTO BREWERS
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2014 TOPPS TIER ONE RYAN BRAUN JERSEY CARD #161 299
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2014 Topps Chrome Ryan Braun Die-Cut Refractor Insert Lot
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Ryan Braun - 2012 Panini Prime Cuts - "Timelines" Quad Reic -Bat and Patch # 3 5
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RYAN BRAUN 2007 UD EXQUISITE ROOKIE HEROES AUTOGRAPHED #'D 25 RC AUTO BREWERS
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2011 Topps Heritage Chrome Refractors #C175 Ryan Braun 266 562 B66991
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2014 Topps Five Star RYAN BRAUN Jumbo Patch Autograph Card # 32 35 Brewers
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS 2010 TOPPS 206 LOT OF 32 CARDS
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2013 Ryan Braun Topps Allen and Ginter's Game Used Jersey Card Brewers
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RYAN BRAUN 2007 UD Exquisite AUTO PATCH ROOKIE 25 AUTOGRAPH SP RC
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2014 Topps Chrome Auto Patch Ryan Braun BREWERS 10 10
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2012 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN RYAN BRAUN COLLECTOR'S SET
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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

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:

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey

Ryan Braun Signed Bat Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed Bat

Ryan Braun Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed photo

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Ryan Braun SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 2007 NL ROY Brewers RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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RYAN BRAUN ROOKIE 2005 JUST MINORS JFP-1 LEGEND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD JSA COA
$79.96

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Autographed Jersey JSA COA
$299.99

2008 UD Masterpieces #48 Ryan Braun PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto Brewers MVP
$29.69

Ryan Braun Signed Game Used Official Major League Baseball GAI
$155.00

RYAN BRAUN TEAM USA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$65.00

BREWERS RYAN BRAUN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2009 UPPER DECK #214 PSA DNA SLABBED
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2005 BOWMAN CHROME XFRACTOR #168 RYAN BRAUN RC SIGNED POP 6 PSA 9 B1808323-640
$155.99

RYAN BRAUN PSA DNA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL #V71628
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL 2008 ALL STAR GAME PSA #X80122
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RYAN BRAUN USA WBC JSA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPH WBC M.L. BASEBALL RARE
$139.99

AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED MLB JERSEY JSA LOA SIZE 48 NWT
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Ryan Braun signed omlb rawlings baseball Milwaukee Brewers JSA COA
$75.00

2005 Ryan Braun signed Rookie Card Brewers Just Minors AUTO JSA COA RC Autograph
$89.00

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #S39275
$79.00

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #S39221
$79.00
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