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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Ryan Braun 2007 Upper Deck ROOKIE Card #249 PSA 9 Milwaukee Brewers
$9.99
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2014 Allen and Ginter Ryan Braun UNRIPPED Rip Card 32 50! BREWERS
$62.00
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PSA 9 - 2007 ETOPPS Ryan Braun ROOKIE #39 560 999
$17.99
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PSA 10 - 2007 ETOPPS Ryan Braun ROOKIE #39 550 999 *POP 1*
$24.99
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2010 MILWAUKEE BREWERS TEAM ISSUE SAFETY SET PRINCE FIELDER RYAN BRAUN SGA
$7.99
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2012 MILWAUKEE BREWERS TEAM ISSUE SET RYAN BRAUN HART RAMIREZ AOKI GREINKE SGA
$7.99
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball Stars GU Relic 48 99 **SDBEST**
$10.99
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Ryan Braun 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball Stars GU Relic 11 25 **SDBEST**
$10.99
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Ryan Braun and Hanley Ramirez Triple Thread 36
$11.00
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Ryan Braun Topps tribute Auto 50
$12.00
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RYAN BRAUN BREWERS 2013 TOPPS COMMEMORATIVE PATCH PSA 6.5 EXCELLENT CONDITION!
$5.99
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2008 UD Spectrum SWATCH Ryan Braun #06 15 Brewers
$6.00
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2008 Upper Deck UD Timeline #265 Ryan Braun Brewers #47 100 NRMT
$6.99
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5 CARD LOT OF 2005 TOPPS CHROME UH 198 RYAN BRAUN ROOKIES
$15.00
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#1 5 2011Prime Cuts RYAN BRAUN YOVANI GALLARDO Dual Game-Used Patch SSP, SICK
$6.58
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2013 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Framed Silk #133 Ryan Braun Milwaukee 01 10
$49.99
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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:

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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 12X18 PHOTO MILWAUKEE BREWERS JSA COA
$50.00
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Ryan Braun signed Official 2013 World Baseball Classic ball TEAM USA PSA DNA
$129.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Auto Rawlings Full Size Bat Milwaukee Brewers MVP ROY PSA DNA
$299.99
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Ryan Braun Signed Autographed 16x20 Canvas Milwaukee Brewers ROY
$199.99
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Ryan Braun signed 8x10 Brewers PSA DNA
$79.95
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BREWERS RYAN BRAUN SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED PSA DNA HOLO
$29.00
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RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed baseball w PSA DNA COA
$99.95
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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, Milwaukee Brewers, Signed 8 x 10 Photo, Game Action, JSA Cert.
$59.95
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RYAN BRAUN Brewers JSA Authenticated signed auto autographed All Star Jersey
$174.99
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RYAN BRAUN Signed OML Baseball JSA COA BREWERS Autographed
$44.99
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2006 TOPPS RYAN BRAUN RC #UH313 BREWERS SIGNED PSA DNA
$40.00
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Ryan Braun Brewers JSA Signed Auto Autograph Major League Baseball Ball
$79.99
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GU10 Un-Cracked GAME USED Ryan Braun ROOKIE Signed Brewers Baseball Bat PSA LOA
$7,000.00
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$84.99
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RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS SIGNED 11X14 PHOTO JSA COA AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL MLB
$76.49
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