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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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

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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."

Buster Posey Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Buster Posey Signed Bat Pricing:

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Buster Posey Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Buster Posey Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Buster Posey Bumgarner & Cueto Signed SF Giants Sports Illustrated Steiner 24418
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Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants Ticket 1st MLB Hit PSA Slab 24442
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Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants Ticket 1st Homerun PSA Slab 24443
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MARUCCI GAME MODEL BAT GIANTS PSA DNA 105713
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BUSTER POSEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STUD White SIGNED Jersey JSA LOA X98373
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Buster Posey Signed San Francisco Giants Baseball 11x17 Print *WS Champ PSA
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Buster Posey Single Signed Baseball Autographed PSA DNA COA SF Giants AUTO
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BUSTER POSEY signed 2014 World Series Baseball SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS w COA PSA
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Buster Posey Pat Burrell Cain Sergio Romo Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine PSA
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BUSTER POSEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS STUD White SIGNED Jersey JSA LOA
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Buster Posey, Cueto, Bumgarner, Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine BAS Steiner
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Buster Posey SIGNED Rawlings Big Stick Bat SF Giants PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED MINT
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JSA Madison Bumgarner Buster Posey 2012 Autographed TEAM Signed Baseball Giants
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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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