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 Yovani Gallardo 2011 Prime Cuts Timeline Dual Jersey Card 25 C618
$7.60

2009 Sp Legendary Cuts Ryan Braun Robin Yount Dual Jersey Relic Game Used
$5.00

Ryan Braun 2011 Topps Triple Threads 6 Piece Game Used Jersey Relic 33 36
$5.00

RYAN BRAUN 2011 ALLEN & GINTER GAME USED JERSEY SP
$12.99

2013 Topps Tier One Autographs Autograph Auto Ryan Braun 37 50 Brewers
$39.99

RYAN BRAUN 2005 JUSTIFIABLE Minors Rookie Card GRADED BCG "10" PREVIEW
$5.99

2011 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #156 Ryan Braun 77 150 Brewers B59521
$5.97

2013 Topps Commemorative Patch Card #CP-17 Ryan Braun
$10.22

2014 Topps High Tek Ryan Braun DISCO DIFFRACTOR auto #30 50 Brewers signed
$19.95

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter RB-RB Ryan Braun Game-Used Memorabilia Card
$14.99

RYAN BRAUN 2009 TOPPS CAREER BEST PINSTRIPE GAME JERSEY
$7.69

2012 BOWMAN CHROME LEGENDS IN THE MAKING DIE-CUT CARD #LIM-RB RYAN BRAUN BGS 9.5
$15.00

2009 TOPPS TRIBUTE RYAN BRAUN AUTOGRAPH BAT RELIC 50 BLACK REFRACTOR AUTO SP MT
$34.99

Ryan Braun 2010 Topps Tribute Game Used Bat #27 99
$9.99

2008 TOPPS RYAN BRAUN PSA GRADED GEM MINT 10 baseball card
$24.99

ALLEN AND GINTER AUTOGRAPH RYAN BRAUN 2009
$15.00
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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

Top eBay Listings

Ryan Braun signed omlb rawlings baseball Milwaukee Brewers JSA COA
$75.00

2005 Ryan Braun signed Rookie Card Brewers Just Minors AUTO JSA COA RC Autograph
$89.00

Ryan Braun Signed Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA Brewers
$99.95

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
$79.00

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

Ryan Braun signed Official 2013 World Baseball Classic ball TEAM USA PSA DNA
$129.99

2005 Justifiable Preview Ryan Braun Signed Rookie Card #JFP1 PSA DNA Auto Slab
$29.99

2008 BREWERS Ryan Braun signed SAM Game Model bat JSA COA AUTO Autographed
$355.50

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

Ryan Braun Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$39.99

Ryan Braun Signed MLB Baseball Clean Ball from Signing or Show JSA COA
$128.50

BREWERS Ryan Braun signed 8x10 photo JSA Autographed AUTO MVP Milwaukee MINT
$125.00
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