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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2016 Topps The Mint Franchise Autographs Ryan Braun Auto 16 99
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2015 Topps Supreme RYAN BRAUN #25 25! Simply Supreme Gold Parallel Autograph SSP
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Ryan Braun Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic SP 2011 Topps Allen & Ginters SP Brewers
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Ryan Braun Blue Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic 2011 Topps Allen Ginters SP Brewers
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Ryan Braun Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic SP 2010 UD Game Jersey Brewers Free SnH!
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Ryan Braun Hunter Pence # D Dual Game-Worn Jersey Game-Used Bat Brewers Giants !
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Ryan Braun SP Short Print 2010 Topps Commemorative Patch MCP98 2008 All-Star NY!
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Ryan Braun 3 Card All # D SP Short Print's 2011 Topps Triple Threads Brewers !!
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Ryan Braun # D SP Short Print 2012 Topps Five Star #10 Base Card Very Rare L@@K!
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Ryan Braun Hunter Pence Jeff Francoeur 3 Trio Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic SP !
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Ryan Braun Rc Rookie Refractor 2006 Bowman Chrome #FG3 Brewers BV $$ L@@K
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Ryan Braun Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic SP Upper Deck Legendary Cuts Brewers !!
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Ryan Braun Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic 2009 UD Goodwin Champions SP Brewers !!
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Ryan Braun # D SP Game Used Worn Jersey Patch Relic 2012 Prime Cuts Brewers Rare
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Ryan Braun Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic SP 2010 Topps Allen & Ginters SP Brewers
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Ryan Braun SP Game-Used Jersey Patch Relic 2009 Spectrum Swatches Brewers L@@K !
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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:

Ryan Braun Signature Example

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:

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed Jersey

Ryan Braun Signed Bat Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed Bat

Ryan Braun Signed Photograph Pricing:

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Ryan Braun Signed photo

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RYAN BRAUN Signed Rawlings 2015 All-Star Game Baseball JSA M64413***
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Ryan Braun Vintage Signed Game Used Minor League Baseball - Brewers - PSA DNA
$44.99

Ryan Braun signed 2008 All Star OMLB baseball Milwaukee Brewers PSA DNA COA
$60.75

Ryan Braun SIGNED ROMLB Baseball Milwaukee Brewers PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$175.00

Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Major League Baseball JSA Cert
$65.00

RYAN BRAUN (Milwaukee Brewers) signed 2008 All-Star baseball w PSA COA
$99.95

RYAN BRAUN BREWERS MVP LEGEND HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED AUTHENTIC OML BASEBALL JSA
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Ryan Braun Signed Auto Rawlings Full Size Bat Milwaukee Brewers MVP ROY PSA DNA
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Ryan Braun Signed Autographed 16x20 Canvas Milwaukee Brewers ROY
$199.99

Brewers Ryan Braun Signed Jersey JSA
$179.95

Brewers-Ryan Braun Signed Home Jersey-Majestic Authentic Collection – COA JSA
$240.00

RYAN BRAUN MILWAUKEE BREWERS,ALLSTAR.O7 NL ROY JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$400.00

Ryan Braun Signed 11X14 Photo Autographed PSA DNA COA Milwaukee Brewers
$39.99

Ryan Braun signed baseball PSA DNA Milwaukee Brewers autographed gift To Brian
$199.99

Ryan Braun Autographed 2005 Topps Update PSA DNA RC Autograph Signed Auto
$40.00

RYAN BRAUN MIAMI HURRICANES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO PSA DNA COA X56866 SALE!
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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.

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