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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RYAN BRAUN 2007 BOWMANS BEST ROOKIE AUTO Brewers Autograph
$34.99
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Ryan Braun 2009 UD A Piece of History Box Score Memories Blue #BSM-RB SN 04 25
$7.50
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Ryan Braun 2010 Topps Heritage Topps News All Star SP
$5.00
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Ryan Braun - GU Jersey Card A&G Framed Relics
$5.49
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LOT OF 2 2005 TOPPS BASEBALL DRAFT PICK CARDS. RYAN ZIMMERMAN & RYAN BRAUN
$5.00
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2011 Topps Finest - Ryan Braun & Andrew McCutchen : 2 Card #7 & 48 # 299
$6.00
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LOT of (28) 2007 Upper Deck RYAN BRAUN ROOKIE Card of the Month! #ROM-4. MINT!
$5.60
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2007 UPPER DECK ULTIAMTE COLLECTION ROOKIE SIGNATURES RYAN BRAUN 98 299 NEAR MT
$7.00
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Ryan Braun 2006 Bowman Card #FG3 N M
$5.00
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2005 Just Justifiable Gold RYAN BRAUN AUTOGRAPH RC #137 200 Rookie Card Auto
$9.99
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2011 Lineage Ryan Braun White JERSEY Brewers *GC1B
$5.39
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2010 Topps Heritage # 492 Ryan Braun AS Short Print
$5.00
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Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection SP 63 Game-Used Jersey
$26.99
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2007 Bowman Chrome Ryan Braun Brewers Rookie RC Refractor #BDP50
$9.00
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Ryan Braun, 07 Bowman Draft Picks & Pros - Blue BDP50, #168 399, PSA 9 Mint
$9.99
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2005 Ryan Braun Justifiable West Virginia Power Minor RC Gold xx 100
$9.99
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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:

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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

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Jerseys

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Ryan Braun Signed Bat Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Photographs

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RYAN BRAUN PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED MINT MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$49.99
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Ryan Braun 05 Topps Update RC Rookie Auto signed autograph PSA DNA Certified
$49.00
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RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed 2011 All-Star baseball w PSA COA
$124.95
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Ryan Braun signed 2012 all star baseball PSA
$49.99
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Ryan Braun SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 2007 NL ROY Brewers RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$215.00
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RYAN BRAUN ROOKIE 2005 JUST MINORS JFP-1 LEGEND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD JSA COA
$79.96
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Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Autographed Jersey JSA COA
$349.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Baseba PSA DNA
$65.00
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RYAN BRAUN Brewers JSA Authenticated signed auto autographed All Star Jersey
$174.99
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Ryan Braun Signed OMLB Baseball JSA COA Auto graph
$49.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Autographed MLB Baseball JSA COA
$55.00
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RYAN BRAUN TEAM USA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$65.00
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#8 RYAN BRAUN BREWERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2012 ASG ALL-STAR GAME BASEBALL JSA
$39.99
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2007 TOPPS ROOKIE UH150 PSA DNA SLABBED
$34.99
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2009 UPPER DECK #214 PSA DNA SLABBED
$34.99
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2007 BOWMAN ROOKIE #BDP50 PSA SLABBED
$34.99
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