Autograph of the Week: Clayton Kershaw

Signed 2008 Topps Stadium Club Clayton Kershaw baseball card from my collection

Signed 2008 Topps Stadium Club Clayton Kershaw baseball card from my collection

This winter, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw signed a contract to make him the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball.

The two-time Cy Young Award-winner has a reputation for signing baseball cards that makes him a favorite of autograph collectors with patience. Send a baseball card and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Kershaw c/o the Dodgers’ spring training camp in Arizona, and next winter you may just find a signed card waiting in your mailbox.

I wrote to Kershaw last year, mailing my card on February 11th, 2013. Last month, I got it back – coincidentally on February 11th, 2014.

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Included in the envelope was a slip of paper promoting Kershaw’s charity foundation, Kerhaw’s Challenge, a Christian organization that “encourage[s] people to use whatever God-given passion, purpose or talent they have been given to make a difference and give back to others in need.”

“And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,” – Colossians 3:23 (WEB)

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Posted on March 2, 2014, in Autographs, Baseball and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice! Much cheaper than what you’d pay from Steiner. You won’t find that in the 3 for $99 section.

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    • Very true – I couldn’t afford one from Steiner. I suppose there’s some chance that someone other than Kershaw signed my baseball card, but considering that I invested the cost of two stamps and a duplicate baseball card, I’m ok with that.

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