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 2009 ALLEN & GINTER JSY
$9.71

2005 Bowman Heritage #341 Ryan Braun MINI RC ROOKIE CARD BREWERS
$7.99

RYAN BRAUN 2011 Topps Allen And Ginter Relics Game-Used Jersey #RB Brewers
$6.00

2009 UPPER DECK GOODWIN CHAMPIONS # 49 RYAN BRAUN MINI FOIL CARD
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2005 Rare Topps Ryan Braun SP 1st Draft Bonus Rookie Card RC #5 of 10 NM
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2005 topps update #uh313 ryan braun bgs 9.5 rookie card Original
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L3111 (13 card lot) - 2012 Topps Timeless Talents #TT1 Paul Molitor Ryan Braun
$11.99

Ryan Braun 2008 Topps Finest Moments Auto Autograph Brewers
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2009 Topps Career Best Relics #RB Ryan Braun Jsy B1
$10.00

2007 TOPPS HERITAGE #139 RYAN BRAUN SHORT-PRINT "SP" - KANSAS CITY ROYALS
$5.35

RYAN BRAUN 2012 PANINI LIMITED LEATHER AUTOGRAPH 8 25 MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$59.00

RYAN BRAUN 2007 ALLEN & GINTER MINI BLACK AUTOGRAPH BGS JSA MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$39.00

RYAN BRAUN 2010 ALLEN & GINTER GAME USED JERSEY SP
$6.49

4-2014 TOPPS CHROME RYAN BRAUN LOT RED REFRACTOR #07 25, CC, BASES TWINS 1TOUCH!
$9.95

RYAN BRAUN - MILWAUKKE BREWERS - 2010 TOPPS CHROME ORANGE REFRACTOR OF CARD #137
$5.99

2014 Donruss Series 2 Ryan Braun SP Elite Dominator Insert # 571 999
$5.99
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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:

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 12X18 PHOTO MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA COA
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Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Jersey JSA
$179.95

Ryan Braun Brewers Signed 2005 Bowman Heritage Mahogany Rookie Card JSA Cert
$89.00

RYAN BRAUN Signed OML Baseball JSA MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$39.99

RYAN BRAUN Signed BREWERS Rawlings OMLB 2009 AS Game Baseball PSA DNA Auto!
$99.00

Ryan Braun signed 8x10 Brewers PSA DNA
$71.95

RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball w PSA DNA COA
$99.95

RYAN BRAUN 2007 BOWMAN STERLING #BS-RB SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 83196477
$99.99

Ryan Braun HR Hit Game Practice Used Signed OML Baseball Brewers PSA COA MLB ROY
$350.00

Ryan Braun Signed Autographed 11 x 14 Photo Brewers PSA DNA
$49.99

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers, Signed 8 x 10 Photo, Game Action, JSA Cert.
$44.95

RYAN BRAUN SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA CERT
$65.00

2005 Justifiable Preview Ryan Braun Signed Rookie Card #JFP1 PSA DNA Auto Slab
$29.99

RYAN BRAUN MIAMI HURRICANES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA COA #I53657
$69.99

RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball w PSA COA
$59.95

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$99.99
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