Clayton Kershaw and his top 3 rookie cards

If you ask almost anyone connected with the game of baseball to name who they think is the best pitcher of this generation, chances are they will tell you it’s Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw.

As Kershaw begins solidifying his Hall of Fame resume, collectors interested in acquiring one of his rookie cards should consider one of the three cards below.

kershaw1.jpg2006 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph #DP84

Kershaw’s Bowman Chrome prospect card is considered to be most valued of his rookie cards. Unlike many prospect cards, it has him wearing the uniform of the big-league club he would play his entire career (so far) with.

As with any Bowman Chrome prospect card, the autograph version will be the one that is sought after by collectors. There are also several refractor parallels available at higher price points, but even a base auto will not come cheap.

Value (as of Feb. 2017): $700 (BGS Graded 9.5/10 base auto)

kershaw22008 Upper Deck SPX Rookie Signatures #151

A more affordable, but still desired Kershaw RC is his 2008 SPx RC Card.

The card features an on-card autograph which is always a plus. The actual design of the card is also rather appealing as it is the boldest design among all the autograph Kershaw cards available.

One neat feature as well is that the card is issued by Upper Deck, before MLB signed a licensing agreement with Topps. This means the Dodgers team name (along with other MLB trademarks) can be used on the card.

Value (as of Feb. 2017): $250 (BGS Graded 9.5/10 base auto) 

kershaw32008 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection #107

This is another offering from Upper Deck, but from their Ultimate Collection set.

Numbered to only 99, this rookie card is highly desired by card collectors due to its scarcity. For collectors with a bit more cash, you can also consider the Gold parallel numbered to 25.

What’s neat about this card is that the autograph is actually directly on top of the jersey relic. It’s a bit surprising that we do not see this more often, but at least for Kershaw fans, you can have this unique feature if you get this card.

Value (as of Feb. 2017): $700 (ungraded, mint condition)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s