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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2009 Topps 206 Mini Lot (18) NO DUPES CY YOUNG RYAN BRAUN+
$5.99
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2005 TOPPS CHROME UPDATE RYAN BRAUN ROOKIE SCG 92---PSA 8.5
$15.50
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2007 SP ROOKIE MILWAUKEE BREWERS TEAM SET SP RYAN BRAUN
$18.99
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2012 Topps Tribute RYAN BRAUN 29 50 Orange Parallel
$7.00
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Ryan Braun 2007 Bowman Sterling Auto Autograph RC Rookie Card + Brewers BONUS
$15.50
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Ryan Braun Rookie 2006 Tristar #81 card! Mint Condition, Becket (BCCG), Grade 10
$21.00
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2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Mini #355 Ryan Braun EXT Milwaukee Brewers
$37.50
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RYAN BRAUN 2011 TOPPS HERITAGE GAME USED BAT CARD MILWAUKEE BREWERS non auto
$7.99
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2 LOT 2005 JUST RYAN BRAUN ROOKIE CARD GEM MINT 10 RC 05 MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$10.00
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25 card lot - 2010 Upper Deck #291 A Ryan Braun Cards MINT Milwaukee Brewers
$13.59
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2007 Topps UPDATE ROOKIE #UH150 RYAN BRAUN BCCG 10 BGS MINT+
$12.95
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tribute Blue Parallel #ed 99
$6.00
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2014 Topps Finest Ryan Braun Black REFRACTOR SN 43 99
$5.99
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Ryan Braun * Mark Rogers * Rookie Printing Press Plate BGS 1 1
$79.99
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Ryan Braun * Angel Salome * Rookie Printing Press Plate BGS 1 1
$79.99
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16 50 2007 UD BLACK Alex Gordon Ryan Braun GU QUAD PATCH DUAL AUTO ROOKIE RC 50
$149.99
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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:

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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 2011 All-Star baseball w PSA COA
$124.95
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Ryan Braun Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA Brewers
$99.95
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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 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 MLB Baseball Milwaukee Brewers PSA DNA Rookie Ball NL ROY MVP
$149.99
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Ryan Braun Signed MLB Baseball Milwaukee Brewers PSA DNA Rookie Ball 2007 NL ROY
$199.99
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RYAN BRAUN Autographed Signed Milwaukee Brewers Jersey GA GAI Global COA
$139.00
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Ryan Braun Signed Game Used Official Major League Baseball GAI
$155.00
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RYAN BRAUN TEAM USA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$65.00
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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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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN AUTHENTIC SIGNED CARD 2010 UPPER DECK #291 PSA DNA SLABBED
$34.99
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2005 BOWMAN CHROME XFRACTOR #168 RYAN BRAUN RC SIGNED POP 6 PSA 9 B1808323-640
$189.99
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