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 Marquee Acclaimed Impressions Dual Relic Autographs Ryan Braun 01 10
$150.00
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2010 Topps Baseball Ryan Braun Commemorative Patch #MCP 98
$7.00
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8 BOX HOBBY CASE 2007 BOWMANS BEST BASEBALL 9 AUTOS! RYAN BRAUN RC
$989.95
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RYAN BRAUN 2014 TOPPS ALLEN & GINTER JERSEY RELIC
$8.99
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2013 Ryan Braun Topps Allen and Ginters Boxloader 5X7 Brewers
$8.46
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24 lot Ryan Braun '08 Topps Gold + Blue 2012 Archives 1967 Sticker Refractor +
$8.50
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2014 Topps Tier One Ryan Braun Silver Ink Auto 10 10 Autograph Auto Ebay 1 1
$24.99
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Ryan Braun, 2005 Bowman Heritage Rookie, Andrew McCutchen Rookie,Jay Bruce (R)
$25.00
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2008 UPPER DECK BASEBALL HEROES #97 RYAN BRAUN - LIGHT BLUE PARALLEL SP #45 49
$9.99
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2014 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor # 50 Ryan Braun Brewers
$5.99
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Ryan Braun 2014 Topps Museum Collection
$5.00
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2009 topps sterling Ryan Braun patch auto 1 1 Rooke SLG RECORD 2007!
$199.99
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Ryan BRAUN Brewers 2013 Topps Big League Minis Vinyl Figure
$6.99
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2011 Allen Ginter Jersey Relic RYAN BRAUN Brewers
$6.99
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2014 Topps Heritage, Ryan Braun, MINI, #467, Brewers, SP, SSP, #032 100
$9.99
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2014 Topps Heritage, Ryan Braun, MINI, #467, Brewers, SP, SSP, #089 100
$9.99
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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:

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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 Game Used Official Major League Baseball GAI
$155.00
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RYAN BRAUN PSA DNA AUTHENTICATED SIGNED MINT MAJOR LEAGUE GAME BASEBALL
$49.99
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Ryan Braun Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$49.99
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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
$199.99
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RYAN BRAUN PSA DNA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL #V71628
$69.00
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RYAN BRAUN USA WBC JSA COA SIGNED AUTOGRAPH WBC M.L. BASEBALL RARE
$139.99
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AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED MLB JERSEY JSA LOA SIZE 48 NWT
$149.99
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Ryan Braun signed omlb rawlings baseball Milwaukee Brewers JSA COA
$80.00
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