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

Top eBay Listings

RYAN BRAUN 2008 UD BASEBALL HEROES 1X GU 3 COLOR PATCH #12 25
$34.99

U Pick'em 1 of 2010 Topps Hat Logo Patch Ryan Braun Jimmie Foxx Duke Snider
$24.99

2008 Topps Triple Threads Ryan Braun Auto GU 8 piece Patch Jersey Booklet #3 10
$99.00

2015 Topps Archives Ryan Braun SP No Name on Front NNOF BREWERS Short Print
$49.99

2010 Triple Threads Ryan Braun Autographed Relic Bat TTAR-43 #13 18
$61.00

RYAN BRAUN 2011 PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS 9X GU #10 25
$16.99

Ryan Braun 2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Auto # 25 Brewers FREE SHIP
$29.99

2005 Bowman Heritage Draft Pick Variation #341 Ryan Braun - NM-MT
$9.00

RYAN BRAUN BREWERS 2011 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME REF 562
$10.00

Milwaukee Brewers Rookie Lot Ryan Braun Prince Fielder Orlando Arcia Jim Nelson
$6.49

RYAN BRAUN AUTOGRAPH 2011 Topps Marquee Auto Brewers 17 20
$59.99

2011 LIMITED LEATHER RYAN BRAUN AUTO #14 25
$8.05

RYAN BRAUN - 2012 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS PRIME 3 COLOR PATCH #D 1 3 EBAY 1 1 Bgs 9
$135.00

2005 Topps Chrome RYAN BRAUN #198 Rookie RC BREWERS (A7T)
$6.00

*RYAN BRAUN* 2008 Upper Deck Starquest Hand-Signed Auto MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$14.95

(14) Card 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft #FG3 Ryan Braun ROOKIE LOT - Brewers!
$27.99
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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:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Jerseys

Ryan Braun Signed Jersey

Ryan Braun Signed Bat Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Bats

Ryan Braun Signed Bat

Ryan Braun Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed photo

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RYAN BRAUN PSA DNA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL #V71628
$69.00

RYAN BRAUN USA WBC JSA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPH WBC M.L. BASEBALL RARE
$139.99

2005 Ryan Braun signed Rookie Card Brewers Just Minors AUTO JSA COA RC Autograph
$79.00

RYAN BRAUN SIGNED "#1 DP 05" RAWLINGS OML BASEBALL PSA DNA X56720
$74.99

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED STITCHED WHITE JERSEY PSA DNA
$269.10

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #S39275
$79.00

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #S39221
$79.00

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #S39211
$79.00

Ryan Braun Ned Yost Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo Brewers PSA DNA #Q97354
$59.00

BREWERS Ryan Braun signed West Virginia Power A 8x10 photo JSA Autographed AUTO
$69.00

Ryan Braun Autographed Signed 2006 Bowman RC JSA SCG Slabbed CFS
$69.99

Ryan Braun Signed Milwaukee Brewers Jersey (JSA COA)
$169.95

2008 BREWERS Ryan Braun signed SAM Game Model bat JSA COA AUTO Autographed
$335.75

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS MVP AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED OFFICIAL M.L. BASEBALL W JSA
$125.00

RYAN BRAUN (Brewers) signed Official 2012 ALL-STAR Baseball w PSA COA
$79.95

Ryan Braun Signed MLB Baseball Clean Ball from Signing or Show JSA COA
$121.60
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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