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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2013 Topps Tribute Blue Auto SP #RB RYAN BRAUN, Brewers on-card autograph 50!
$11.00
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2010 Ryan Braun Topps Triple Threads feat. Game Used Bat w Autograph (16 18)
$85.00
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2012 Topps Ryan Braun #1 SP
$10.21
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Ryan Braun 2007 Bowman Sterling Autograph #BS-RB *RC Rookie Card* BREWERS MVP
$47.00
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tribute Orange 13 25 Autograph Milwaukee Brewers TA-RB
$45.00
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2013 Lead Executive Collection Ryan Braun cut auto autograph card 1 1 BGS GRADED
$41.01
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YADIER MOLINA 2014 Gypsy Queen GOLD JUMBO SWATCH 3 10 SSP st louis cardinals
$31.50
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2013 Topps Five Star Ryan Braun 4-Piece Signature Book Auto Autograph Gold 10
$100.00
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2005 BOWMAN CHROME RYAN BRAUN AUTOGRAPH AUTO ROOKIE CARD RC
$51.05
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2006 Topps Chrome refractor Ryan Braun rookie
$49.99
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2012 Topps Ryan Braun SP #1 Celebration Short Print Variation + Base L@@K
$6.99
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2013 TOPPS TIER ONE RYAN BRAUN 2-COLOR PATCH AUTO #'D 99 MILWAUKEE BREWERS
$9.14
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(17) 2006 BOWMAN DRAFT GOLD RYAN BRAUN 17 RC LOT FG3 BREWERS MVP
$9.99
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Ryan Braun 2005 05 Bowman Heritage MINI Rookie Card
$17.99
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Ryan Braun 2005 Bowman Sterling Autograph Auto Rookie
$94.99
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Ryan Braun 2005 05 Topps Chrome Rookie Card
$19.99
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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:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Baseballs

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey Pricing:

Active Listings for Ryan Braun Signed Jerseys

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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 SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA CERT
$85.00
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RYAN BRAUN SIGNED 12X18 PHOTO MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA COA
$85.00
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED MAJESTIC JERSEY JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED MLB
$199.99
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Ryan Braun signed 8x10 Brewers PSA DNA
$79.95
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RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball w PSA DNA COA
$99.95
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RYAN BRAUN SIGNED Auto MLB BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH Brewers JSA COA
$49.00
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RYAN BRAUN Signed Game Used Bat Louisville Slugger Milwaukee Brewers PSA DNA
$349.99
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RYAN BRAUN 2007 BOWMAN STERLING #BS-RB SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA AUTO 83196477
$99.99
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RYAN BRAUN Autographed Signed OML Baseball Ball PSA DNA COA Mint Brewers ROY
$59.99
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Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers Signed Easton Bat JSA Authenticated
$99.99
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$99.99
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$89.99
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RYAN BRAUN Signed "2007 NL ROY" OML Baseball JSA
$89.99
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RYAN BRAUN Signed Rawlings OML Baseball JSA
$59.99
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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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