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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2005 topps update #uh313 ryan braun bgs 9.5
$27.99
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2013 Topps Tribute Autograph Ryan Braun 50!! Milwaukee Brewers!!
$15.00
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Ryan Braun Lot of 26 Inserts and base cards
$8.00
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Ryan Braun 2007 Fleer Ultra Lucky 13 Rookie Card (Milwaukee Brewers)
$5.99
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Ryan Braun 2007 Topps 52 Chrome Rookie Refractor Card TCRC16 S N 73 552 Graded
$17.99
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tier 1 Game-Used Memorabilia Jersey Card #TOR-RB S N 4 399
$5.99
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2008 SPX UD RYAN BRAUN YSS-RB ROOKIE w SIGNATURE lw
$49.95
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2008 TOPPS RYAN BRAUN BS-RB ROOKIE w SIGNATURE lw
$49.95
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2008 SPX UD RYAN BRAUN #120 ROOKIE w SIGNATURE lw
$49.95
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2007 UPPER DECK RYAN BRAUN #153 ROOKIE w SIGNATURE lw
$49.95
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2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE #41 RYAN BRAUN - MILWAUKEE BREWERS (C)
$5.35
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2005 Ryan Braun RC Justifiable Minors Preview Black Autograph 20 25
$119.99
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2005 RYAN BRAUN Refractor PSA 9 Topps Chrome RC Rookie #UH198
$14.99
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2005 Ryan Braun RC Justifiable Minors White Autograph xx 200
$39.99
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08 Triple Threads, Jersey Patch, Auto, Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers. 15 25 !!!
$62.99
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2005 Ryan Braun RC Justifiable Minors Preview White Autograph 125 200
$39.99
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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 MILWAUKEE BREWERS,ALLSTAR TRISTAR ELEGANCE AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD
$120.00
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2005 Ryan Braun signed Topps Rookie Card Brewers AUTO JSA COA RC Autographed
$79.20
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$75.00
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$75.00
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U52051
$79.99
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U52050
$79.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Autographed MLB Baseball JSA COA
$55.00
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Ryan Braun Brewers MVP Signed Autograph Official Major League Baseball JSA COA
$49.99
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2007 Ryan Braun signed Bowman Rookie Card Brewers AUTO JSA COA RC Autographed
$71.20
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BREWERS Ryan Braun game used batting gloves dual signed JSA COAs Nike Milwaukee
$296.65
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RYAN BRAUN #8 MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #K52754
$99.99
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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 Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$38.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Baseball PSA DNA Certified
$25.00
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Ryan Braun SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 2007 NL ROY Brewers RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$215.00
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