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Buster Posey Baseball Cards: Rookie Cards Checklist and Autograph Buying Guide

Buster Posey

Date of Birth: 3/27/1987
Rookie Card Year: 2010
Investment Rating: 7.5


Rookie-Prospect Cards

Buster Posey was drafted by the San Francisco Giants with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Fast-tracking through the team's farm system, Posey made his major league debut on September 11, 2009. He began 2010 in the minors but rejoined the Giants on May 29, becoming their everyday catcher. Posey's stellar rookie campaign was rewarded with him being named the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year. He also helped lead San Francisco to a World Series victory. Today, he's not only one of the most collectible catchers but Buster Posey cards and memorabilia are among the most popular in all of baseball.

Posey displays all the characteristics of the quintessential five-tool player. His ability to hit for power and average were displayed early on in his pro career and led to his quick rise to the majors. His abilities behind the plate have already earned him the Johnny Bench Award and he is almost assured of being a future Gold Glover at the position.

Buster Posey cards fall into two categories, which can be confusing for collectors. Some of his most valuable cards aren't even true rookie cards by traditional definitions, but instead are his prospect cards from 2008 and 2009. His first official rookie cards are from the 2010 season. Because of the redundant nature of many prospects cards from 2008 and 2009, below you will find Posey's key 2008 prospect cards.

Buster Posey Rookie and Prospect Card Checklist

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2012 Topps Mini Buster Posey #398 San Francisco Giants BGS 9.5
$28.00

2017 Topps #2 Buster Posey All-Star Homage to 1987 On Demand From Base Set #3
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BUSTER POSEY 2016 TOPPS ALLEN AND GINTER RELIC JERSEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
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2013 Topps Buster Posey Chasing History Insert #CH139 (2010 & 2012 Giants) PSA 9
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2008 Elite Extra #177 AUTO Buster Posey RC #d 468 934
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2012 Buster Posey Five Star 07 92 Game-Worn Jumbo Relic
$33.00

2015 Panini ELITE Stature Insert Lot 5 w Buster Posey, David Wright, Mike Trout
$9.99

2016 TOPPS HERITAGE HIGH NUMBER SP BUSTER POSEY #460A GIANTS SHORT PRINT
$9.99

BUSTER POSEY 2017 Topps Gold Label Class 2 Red #10 Giants #d 29 50
$8.95

2010 Topps Allen and Ginter #294 Buster Posey (Rookie Card)
$7.00

2016 Topps Museum Collection Primary Pieces Buster Posey 4 Jersey Patch 07 99
$19.99

2017 Topps Museum Collection Buster Posey 1 1
$2,500.00

2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Buster Posey Rookie Giants
$17.99

Lot of 2 Buster Posey Cards Topps Gold Frame US21 and Topps 2010 Rookie 2
$8.00

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE BUSTER POSEY ACTION VARIATION #475 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
$6.99

2010 Topps SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS True Team Set (31) BUSTER POSEY Rookie +
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Autograph Guide

Buster Posey Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find examples of what an authentic Buster Posey autograph 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: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Buster Posey Cut Signature Exemplar

Buster Posey Cut Signature Example

Buster Posey Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Buster Posey signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. Buster Posey's signature is defined by an over-sized letter "B" and a unique letter "P."
  2. The Letter "B" contains two open loops with a slight tail at the beginning and end of the pen stroke.
  3. The pen lifts to start a discernible letter "u."
  4. An odd, almost backward looking letter "P" consists of two pen strokes, a slightly curved vertical line, and charachter that looks like a cartoon caption bubble.
  5. A slightly curved horizontal line separates the letter "P" from a legible letter "y" which contains a downward loop.
  6. Posey usually inscribes his jersey number "28."

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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA CERTIFIED 2014 GIANTS
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BUSTER POSEY JSA CERT HAND SIGNeD MAJOR LEAGUE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL
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San Francisco Giants Team Signed MLB Baseball (Buster Posey, PSA DNA Y01192)
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GIANTS BUSTER POSEY IP AUTO SIGNED 1ST HIT TICKET 9 19 2009 WITH INSC PSA DNA
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GIANTS BUSTER POSEY IP AUTO SIGNED 1ST ML HR TICKET 6 9 2010 WITH INSC PSA DNA
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Buster Posey Signed 1st MLB Hit Ticket "1st MLB Hit" PSA
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RARE Buster Posey Signed Autographed Bobblehead SGA Fresno Grizzlies Giants PSA
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BUSTER POSEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STUD White SIGNED Jersey JSA LOA
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Buster Posey San Francisco Giants Signed Autographed 16x20 Photo TRISTAR
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BUSTER POSEY SIGNED 8X12 PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS JSA COA
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RARE 2008 Buster Posey Pre Rookie Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball PSA DNA
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Buster Posey SF GIANTS Signed Framed Baseball JSA COA In-Focus 16x20 Fanatic
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GIANTS BUSTER POSEY IP AUTO SIGNED MLB DEBUT TICKET 9 11 2009 WITH INSC PSA DNA
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BUSTER POSEY Autograph Signed MLB BASEBALL JSA Certified S.F. GIANTS 3x WS CHAM
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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.


User Comments

  1. Hello,
    My son Tyler (8) and I collect Ryne Sandberg and Buster Posey cards. We were wondering if there is any way to obtain a master list off all cards printed for either of these players.

    Thanks,
    Matt Warhurst

  2. There is a guy on ebay that offers a complete list of Buster Posey cards to date. Search Buster Posey rookie in cards. Hope it helps. D.M.

  3. I have an 2014 Topps Breakout moments autograph relic card number 2/5 Buster Posey but I cant find a price on it.

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