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

2005 Bowman Chrome Draft RYAN BRAUN AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE Brewers NM-MT+ BGS 8.5 10
$39.99

Rare! 2010 Topps Update - Ryan Braun Brewers #US35 - ERROR NNOF - NO FOIL
$35.00

2013 Topps Tier One Clear Reprint Autograph #CRA-RB Ryan Braun - Brewers #7 25
$59.99

Rare 2009 BOWMAN RED UNNUMBERED VERSION Ryan Braun #44 Milwaukee Brewers
$34.95

Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Archives 1973 mini On-Card Autograph Card 2 25 SSP
$49.99

Ryan Braun Justin Upton 2010 Bowman Sterling Dual Relic Rainbow Lot 1 1 Red SSP
$75.99

Ryan Braun 2007 Bowman Heritage Black Rookie Card #'d 32 52 & No Sig. Rainbow SP
$10.00

2007 Bowman #223 Ryan Braun Kansas City Royals RC Rookie Baseball Card
$5.15

2007 Bowman #223 Ryan Braun Kansas City Royals RC Rookie Baseball Card
$5.15

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome X-Fractor #BDP50 Ryan Braun Card
$7.99

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome X-Fractor #BDP50 Ryan Braun Card
$9.75

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Chrome X-Fractor #BDP50 Ryan Braun Card
$7.99

2013 Topps Tribute WBC Gold #100 Ryan Braun Team USA (National Team) Card
$20.25

2013 Topps Tribute WBC Gold #100 Ryan Braun Team USA (National Team) Card
$20.25

2011 PRIME CUTS RYAN BRAUN AUTO JUMBO JERSEY AUTOGRAPH # 2 10 BREWERS
$30.00

Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Museum Canvas Collection Box Topper 11 25 Brewers
$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:

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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BOLD RYAN BRAUN Signed (SELIG) OML Baseball JSA LOA COA MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$29.99

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED BASEBALL BAT JSA COA K42562
$299.95

Ryan Braun Signed Brewers Jersey JSA COA
$199.99

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS,ALLSTAR.O7 NL ROY JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$400.00

Ryan Braun Autographed 2005 Topps Update PSA DNA RC Autograph Signed Auto
$49.99

Ryan Braun signed omlb rawlings baseball Milwaukee Brewers JSA COA E18448
$45.00

RYAN BRAUN MIAMI HURRICANES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA COA X56866 SALE!
$69.99

RYAN BRAUN SIGNED ROOKIE YEAR PHOTO JSA COA
$29.00

RYAN BRAUN (Brewers) signed Official 2009 ALL-STAR Baseball w JSA COA
$59.00

RYAN BRAUN Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$89.99

RYAN BRAUN LWAUKEE BREWERS,MVP,07 NL ROY JSA COA SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$100.00

Ryan Braun SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 2011 NL MVP Brewers RARE PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$225.00

Ryan Braun signed 2012 All Star OML baseball Brewers JSA Authenticated M74912
$85.00

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #L38747
$89.99

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS,ROY JSA COA SIGNED BIG STICK BAT
$320.00

RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball shadowbox JSA
$215.00
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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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