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 Allen & Ginters - Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers - Relic Card
$9.99
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2010 BOWMAN CHROME RYAN BRAUN #1 PSA 10 GEM MINT
$17.99
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2009 U.D. GOUDEY RYAN BRAUN #113 - BREWERS PSA 10 GEM MINT RARE
$19.99
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2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE RYAN BRAUN TRIBUTE TO THE STARS AUTO AUTOGRAPH #1 1 BREWERS
$199.99
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2007 SP AUTHENTIC RYAN BRAUN BY THE LETTER ROOKIE AUTO AUTOGRAPH # 20 50
$79.99
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2005 Topps Update Ryan Braun DP Rookie Card # UH313
$7.00
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2007 Exquisite Rookie Signatures Auto Autograph Ryan Braun 13 25
$14.97
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2012 Topps Heritage Chrome Ryan Braun Card # HP2 # 1157 1963
$8.00
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2007 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER #116 RYAN BRAUN RC PSA 10 GEM MT
$14.95
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2008 UPPER DECK SPECTRUM #53 RYAN BRAUN BREWERS POP 1 PSA 10 B1479098
$12.99
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Ryan Braun # 222 298 LIMITED CARD 2014 Donruss Milwaukee Brewers
$5.00
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2009 topps sterling Ryan Braun patch auto 1 1 Rooke SLG RECORD 2007!
$200.00
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2011 TOPPS CHROME XFRACTOR #54 RYAN BRAUN BREWERS POP 2 PSA 10 B1496862
$18.99
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2007 SP ROOKIE EDITION Ryan Braun #249 Brewers BGS 9.5
$19.99
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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics #FRB-RB Ryan Braun Jersey Milwaukee Brewers
$6.00
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tier One Auto Relic Card
$25.00
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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:

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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, Signed 8 x 10 Photo, Game Action, JSA Cert.
$59.95
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Ryan Braun Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$38.99
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2006 TOPPS RYAN BRAUN RC #UH313 BREWERS SIGNED PSA DNA
$40.00
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$74.99
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$67.49
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RYAN BRAUN Signed "2007 NL ROY" OML Baseball JSA
$119.99
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RYAN BRAUN Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$79.99
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GU10 Un-Cracked GAME USED Ryan Braun ROOKIE Signed Brewers Baseball Bat PSA LOA
$7,000.00
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTHENTIC 11X14 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA #U59142
$119.99
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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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