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."

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Buster Posey Sergio Romo Signed Autographed 2013 Topps Heritage Card #139 JSA
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Buster Posey Giants Signed OML Baseball PSA DNA PERFECT!
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Mint Buster Posey Signed Major League Baseball JSA COA San Francisco Giants Auto
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2016 TOPPS NOW CARD #511 GIANTS PSA DNA 129055
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BUSTER POSEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL MINT JSA PETCO
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2016 TOPPS NOW CARD #143 GIANTS PSA DNA 108025
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Buster Posey JSA Coa Autograph Game Used Major League OML Signed BasebaLL
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Buster Posey & Pablo Sandoval Dual signed MLB Baseball (JSA)
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Buster Posey Signed 2010 Allen and Ginter Rookie Card Psa Authenticated
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BUSTER POSEY Signed Autographed 2012 WS Baseball SF Giants. JSA
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Buster Posey SIGNED ROMLB + 10 ROY Baseball SF Giants Rookie PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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BUSTER POSEY AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2016 TOPPS NOW CARD #104 GIANTS PSA DNA 108026
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San Francisco Giants Team Signed MLB Baseball (Buster Posey, PSA DNA Y01192)
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Buster Posey Signed 2008 Tri-Star Farm Hands Baseball Trading Card SF Giants PSA
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Tristar Buster Posey Autographed Signed Baseball 2014 2012 2010 Giants WS Champ
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Buster Posey SIGNED ROMLB Baseball +MVP San Francisco Giants PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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Buster Posey Signed 2012 World Series Baseball PSA DNA Coa San Francisco Giants
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Buster Posey Auto Signed 2010 World Series Baseball Steiner MLB Holo COA Giants
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JSA Buster Posey Affeldt 2010 World Series Giants TEAM Signed Autograph Baseball
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Buster Posey Signed OML Baseball Ball San Francisco Giants JSA Authenticated
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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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