Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Clayton Kershaw

Date of Birth: 3/19/1988
Rookie Card Year: 2008
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Clayton Kershaw is in a good spot to join a long line of Dodgers pitching greats. Kershaw is already a decorated starter, having won the National League Cy Young Award in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Yet, despite being one of baseball's best pitchers, Clayton Kershaw cards haven't enjoyed the same success as some of his peers. But that is changing.

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The seventh pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, Kershaw was selected by the Dodgers out of high school. He also spent time with USA Baseball. The southpaw wasted little time in the minors, making his big league debut in May, 2008. His ascension up the MLB ranks was equally fast, culminating in a stellar 2011 in which Kershaw led the NL in wins, strikeouts and ERA. Besides the Cy Young, he also snagged a Gold Glove for his defense. In 2012, Kershaw came close to a Cy Young repeat but finished second to R.A. Dickey. He captured his second Cy Young in 2013, this time in dominant fashion, and added a third in 2014.

Despite his dominance on the mound and place in the game as a true role model, Clayton Kershaw cards remain fairly affordable. While pitchers are more easily overlooked in the hobby, Kershaw doesn't command the same level of attention among collectors as Justin Verlander, one of baseball's other premier pitchers.

Official Clayton Kershaw rookie cards are found in 2008 products. They range from a couple of dollars for low-end base cards to much higher for serial-numbered autographs. There are also lots of autographs and tough inserts that aren't technically rookies but still popular. However, the most desirable Clayton Kershaw cards are found in 2006 Bowman products, which include the first cards of Kershaw in a Dodgers uniform. The 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Clayton Kershaw autograph is the key card among these.

Collectors can also look back a little earlier for some great deals on early Clayton Kershaw autographs. The 2005 Upper Deck USA Baseball set has several numbered autographs of the pitcher, including some dual autographs.

Kershaw remains a regular signer in a lot of current releases. Perhaps this explains why his signatures are so reasonably priced given his place in the game.

Top Clayton Kershaw Rookie Cards

 2008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Clayton Kershaw RC #107 Autographed Jersey #/99

Featuring a large jersey swatch and an autograph signed directly on the fabric, this card is serial numbered to 99 and is one of Kershaw's most popular rookie cards.

2008 Ultimate Collection Clayton Kershaw

2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw RC #133 #/199

A classic brand delivers a classic rookie card. Serial numbered to 199 and featuring an on-card autograph, the card features textured seams of a baseball and shows Kershaw having just delivered a pitch.

2008 Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw

 2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw RC #151 Autograph

Another on-card signature rookie card. While it lacks serial numbering, the SPx brand carries great weight and tradition with collectors, making this a solid RC choice.

2008 SPx Clayton Kershaw

Top eBay Listings

2017 TOPPS HERITAGE HIGH NUMBER CLAYTON KERSHAW - DODGERS GOLD RELIC CARD SP 99
$8.49

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2017 DONRUSS OPTIC #108 HOLO PRIZM REFRACTOR SER #d 50
$18.95

2007 bowman sterling Clayton kershaw Autographed jersey card.Dodgers.
$149.99

2013 Topps # 22 Clayton Kershaw Gem Mint BCCG 10 Los Angeles Dodgers
$10.50

NATIONAL TREASURES DODGERS STAR CLAYTON KERSHAW AUTO JERSEY CARD 07 25 SP WOW
$47.00

NATIONAL TREASURES DODGERS STAR ROY CAMPANELLA BAT CARD 23 25 SP WOW
$16.50

IMMACULATE BASEBALL YANKKE'S STAR AARON JUDGE 5 RELIC CARD 56 99 3 JERSEYS 2 BAT
$22.56

NATIONAL TREASURES BASEBALL CHRIS SALE CLEAR SIGNATURES AUTO CARD 47 99 NICE
$11.50

NATIONAL TREASURES BASEBALL LEGENDS BAT CARD TY COBB, LAJOIE, CRAWFORD SSP 23 25
$54.00

2017 Topps Museum Gold Framed Autograph Clayton Kershaw 03 10! Rare! Dodgers
$91.99

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Bowman Chrome Refractor #50 62 499 G21
$9.99

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 Bowman Chrome Refractor #50 60 499 G22
$9.99

2006 Bowman Sterling Prospect CLAYTON KERSHAW Rookie Card Auto Dodgers PSA 10
$699.99

2012 Clayton Kershaw Prizm USA Baseball Insert #6 - BGS 9.5 Gem Dodgers
$24.99

2016 Topps NOW 579-E Clayton Kershaw Autograph Game Used Base 22 25 AUTO 1 1
$729.95

Topps NOW 506: Los Angeles Dodgers Celebrate Winning NL West Division Title
$6.99
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Original article by Ryan Cracknell.

Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw Rookie Card Checklist

Budget Rookie Cards

Clayton Kershaw cards - 2008 Stadium Club RC

Top eBay Listings

2006 Bowman Sterling Prospect CLAYTON KERSHAW Rookie Card Auto Dodgers PSA 10
$699.99

Clayton Kershaw '06 Bowman Chrome REFRACTOR 111 500 Rookie Card Rc BGS 9 Auto 10
$1,995.00

Clayton Kershaw 2006 Bowman Chrome REFRACTOR #151 500 Rookie Card Rc PSA 9 Auto
$1,995.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 BOWMAN #BDP26 DODGERS ROOKIE RC J1703
$9.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD TIMELINE #333 SP PREMIER ROOKIE RC (BV=$25) J1704
$9.99

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 UD TIMELINE #304 ROOKIE RC (BV=$20) J1705
$9.99

2008 Topps Update & Highlights Rookie Card #240 Clayton Kershaw RC
$16.50

CLAYTON KERSHAW 2008 TOPPS FINEST #7 DODGERS ROOKIE RC J1770
$14.99

2006 BOWMAN CHROME XFRACTOR CLAYTON KERSHAW ROOKIE BGS 9 AUTO 76 225
$744.00

2008 TOPPS ALLEN GINTERS #72 CLAYTON KERSHAW SP ROOKIE RC DODGERS
$14.95

2008 UPPER DECK UD TIMELINE #304 CLAYTON KERSHAW SP ROOKIE RC DODGERS
$14.95

Clayton Kershaw 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie RC #26 DODGERS LOOK!!
$8.50

Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 2006 Bowman Chrome #DP84 Rookie Card Rc BGS 9.5 Auto 10
$1,949.00

2007 tristar prospects plus protential #19 CLAYTON KERSHAW rookie BGS BCCG 10
$18.00

AARON JUDGE+CLAYTON KERSHAW+BRYCE HARPER+KRIS BRYANT+MIKE TROUT RELIC ROOKIE LOT
$105.00

CARLOS CORREA+CLAYTON KERSHAW+MOOKIE BETTS+NOLAN ARENADO+KRIS BRYANT ROOKIE LOT
$85.00
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Autograph Guide

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Clayton Kershaw'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: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Tristar and Mounted Memories. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Clayton Kershaw Cut Signature Exemplar

Clayton Kershaw Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Clayton Kershaw 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. The entire signature consists of some fairly difficult to decipher hieroglyphics and the pen lifts for each.
  2. The letter "C" is discernible.
  3. The signature is written on a, relatively, level plane.

Clayton Kershaw Signed Baseball Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Baseball

Clayton Kershaw Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Clayton Kershaw Signed Jersey

Clayton Kershaw Signed Photograph Pricing:

Active Listings for Clayton Kershaw Signed Photographs

Clayton Kershaw Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Clayton Kershaw signed PSA DNA slabbed 2013 Topps Heritage 200 auto Dodgers card
$149.99

RARE 2011 Gold Glove Signed Baseball (11) Clayton Kershaw Dustin Pedroia PSA DNA
$398.00

Clayton Kershaw HAND SIGNED ON CARD 2014 Allen & Ginter JSA BGS PERFECT 10 AUTO
$119.00

Clayton Kershaw Signed Official MLB Baseball JSA Coa
$49.99

Clayton Kershaw signed PSA DNA 2012 Topps Allen Ginter 41 auto Dodgers slabbed
$149.99

Clayton Kershaw 2011 Platinum Signed Auto Autograph JSA or PSA DNA Guarantee
$75.00

Clayton Kershaw signed autographed baseball MLB steiner MVP CY YOUNG Dodgers
$250.00

Orel Hershiser CLAYTON KERSHAW Fernando Valenzuela DODGERS Signed Baseball PSA
$699.99

Clayton Kershaw Sweetspot Signed Auto Autograph ROMLB Baseball JSA COA P02026
$175.00

Clayton Kershaw Autographed Signed Rawlings OML Baseball Auth by JSA Q44746
$299.00

2009 LA Dodgers Multi Signed Baseball 10 AUTO 's w Clayton Kershaw PSA DNA LOA
$110.00

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED "SWEET SPOT" OLMB DODGERS PSA DNA ITP!!!
$329.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL DODGERS!!! COA JSA
$299.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OMLB BASEBALL #22 ON BALL COA PSA DNA
$319.95

CLAYTON KERSHAW SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL GOLD GLOVE BASEBALL COA PSA DNA!!
$349.95

Clayton Kershaw Hand Signed Autographed Authentic Dodgers Jersey MLB PSA 44 Med
$549.99
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User Comments

  1. Ryan,

    Question…

    You list this Kershaw card as a great rookie card….

    2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Clayton Kershaw RC #133 #/199

    There is one numbered on eBay to 50… What are your thoughts on this card as far as value compared to the version to 199… Worth the 500 asking price?

    Thanks,

    Chris

  2. Chris Welling I’m personally not a fan of parallels over the rookie versions, but that’s a personal preference. If you like the card and are comfortable with the price, go for it. That said, that’s a bit amount for a Kershaw autograph. There’s no shortage of his signature. Look up completed eBay autographs for similarly numbered cards and you’ll get a sense of what the current going rates are.

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