Justin Verlander Cards, Rookie Cards and Autograph Memorabilia Guide

Justin Verlander

Date of Birth: 2/20/1983
Rookie Card Year: 2005
Investment Rating: 7.5


Overview

As one of baseball's most dominant pitchers, Justin Verlander cards and memorabilia are among the most popular among the most popular in the hobby.

His rise to the majors can be defined as All-American. A top pitching prospect in high-school, he eventually went on to play collegiate ball at Old Dominion University. Verlander's over-powering pitching helped lead Team USA to a silver medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games.

Catching the eye of numerous scouts, he was taken by the Detroit Tigers as the second overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft. His quick rise through the minors was due, in no small part, to his ability to locate his 100+ mph fastball for strikes.

Verlander went on to become the American League's Rookie of the Year in 2006 and helped lead the Tigers to a World Series match-up against the St. Louis Cardinals. He has already racked up several All-Star selections, multiple no-hitters and a Pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in ERA, wins, and strikeouts.

When it comes to cards and collectibles, hard-throwing pitchers garner a lot of attention. His part in leading a resurgence in the Motor City has helped his signature maintain its value. It's also coveted by collectors who chase pitchers with no-hitters. As Verlander continues to rack up the accolades, the value of his signed items will continue to go up.

Verlander has over 40 rookie cards, including several autographs. All were released in 2005. He also has Upper Deck Team USA cards and autographs dating back to 2003.

Top Justin Verlander Rookie Cards

 2005 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Justin Verlander #239 Autograph #/99

2005 Ultimate Collection Justin Verlander RC

One of Velander's most limited rookie cards, it features an on-card autograph and is serial numbered to 99. A well designed card, laid out vertically, the card's gold foil accents and prominent picture make this a classic.

2005 SP Authentic Justin Verlander RC #137 Autograph #/185

Justin Verlander SPA RC

The clean design of the SP Authentic brand has always been an attractive option for rookie card collectors and Verlander's is no exception. A near full-body action photo, on-card autograph and serial numbering to 185 makes this a solid choice for the cornerstone of any Verlander player collection

2005 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander RC #331 Autograph

Justin Verlander BC RC

Despite the lack of serial numbering or known print run, the Bowman Chrome brand has such a loyal following, that it has truly lived up to it's moniker as "Home of the Rookie Card." Featuring an on-card signature and chromium card stock, this is the quintessential Justin Verlander rookie card.

Top eBay Listings

2010 Bowman Platinum Gold Refractor ser# 198 539 Justin Verlander
$5.25

CLAYTON KERSHAW JUSTIN VERLANDER JERSEY 2012 PANINI PLAYOFF MVP CY DODGERS
$24.99

2014 Topps chrome Justin Verlander Purple refractor
$5.95

2014 Topps finest Justin Verlander gold refractor 2 card #22 25 -#9 50
$14.99

2005 PLAYOFF PRESTIGE MLB BASEBALL COMPLETE SET * Justin Verlander RC, Al Pujols
$24.99

2014 Panini Immaculate Swatches Game Used Jersey Justin Verlander 42 99
$12.99

2005 (BB) Origins Old Judge #241 Justin Verlander YS RC
$12.00

2005 (BB) SkyBox Autographics Future Signs #16 Justin Verlander
$15.00

2011 Finest Green Refractors #22 Justin Verlander 199
$5.00

2011 Finest X-Fractors #22 Justin Verlander 299
$5.00

2008 Bowman Chrome X-Fractors #102 Justin Verlander 250
$5.00

2008 Topps Chrome Copper Refractors #135 Justin Verlander 599
$5.00

Justin Verlander 2014 Topps Triple Threads 3x All Star PATCH Card 5 9
$80.00

Jered Weaver Justin Verlander Jonathan Papelbon Jersey Card 03 75
$20.00

2005 Fleer AUTOWORKS Justin Verlander AUTOGRAPH Rookie Signed 19 99
$78.40

2013 BOWMAN CHROME #100 JUSTIN VERLANDER REFRACTOR DETROIT TIGERS B304
$5.35
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2005 PLAYOFF PRESTIGE MLB BASEBALL COMPLETE SET * Justin Verlander RC, Al Pujols
$24.99

2005 (BB) Origins Old Judge #241 Justin Verlander YS RC
$12.00

2005 Fleer AUTOWORKS Justin Verlander AUTOGRAPH Rookie Signed 19 99
$78.40

2005 Topps Pristine Justin Verlander Uncircltd RC Auto Ser #2 3 !! BGS 9 10
$424.95

RARE! 2005 Leaf Certified JUSTIN VERLANDER MIRROR BLUE Rookie RC AUTO ! 10 25
$199.99

2005 Ultimate Collection JUSTIN VERLANDER Prospects Rookie RC AUTO ! 25 125
$79.99

2006 SP Authentic JUSTIN VERLANDER Chirography Rookie RC AUTO ! 10 75
$64.99

2006 Topps Detroit Tigers Team Set With Justin Verlander Rookie Card (21 cards)
$17.99

2005 Topps Detroit Tigers Team Set With Justin Verlander Rookie Card (26 cards)
$29.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 Topps Draft Rookie Card #677 + J. VERLANDER 15 DIFFERENT
$6.99

2006 UD Exquisite Dual Rookie Signatures Johnson Justin Verlander #d 10 55 SP
$55.95

2005 zenith #213 JUSTIN VERLANDER tigers rc rookie BGS BCCG 9
$10.00

2007 Upper Deck Reflections Exquisite Rookie Signatures Justin Verlander Jeremy
$40.00

2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Justin Verlander RC
$139.95

2006 Flair Showcase #108 Justin Verlander FB (RC) - NM-MT
$11.85

2005 TOPPS TOTAL #762 JUSTIN VERLANDER PSA 10 GEM MINT TIGERS ROOKIE CARD Pop 8
$58.49
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Autograph Guide

Justin Verlander Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Justin Verlander'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, and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Justin Verlander Cut Signature Exemplar

Justin verlander Signature Example

Justin Verlander Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Justin Verlander 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. Signature is signed on a light upward angle.
  2. The signature is defined by the letter "J" which consists of an elongated lower loop.
  3. A long tail off the "J" is present and flows to the right across more than half of the signature.
  4. The letter "u" is visible.
  5. An over-sized "V" equal in size to the "J" is clearly visible.
  6. The last alpha character resembles the letter "d" but can also be described as a blend of an "oc."
  7. His jersey number "35" is often inscribed.

Justin Verlander Signed Baseball

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Justin Verlander Signed Baseball

Justin Verlander Signed Jersey

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Justin Verlander Signed Jersey

Justin Verlander Signed Photograph

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Justin Verlander Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA #G65364
$204.99

Justin Verlander Signed 2006 Detroit Tigers Rookie Game Used Undershirt PSA DNA
$799.99

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853366-702
$117.99

2003 UD SIGNED-RED #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 750 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853326-703
$59.99

2003 UD SIGNED-BLUE #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 250 POP 1 PSA 9 B1854508-761
$155.99

Justin Verlander Signed Sports Illustrated 8 8 06 Tigers No Label PSA DNA Auto
$167.99

Justin Verlander Signed Detroit Tigers Official MLB Baseball PSA DNA COA RARE
$399.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER Signed OML Baseball JSA COA DETROIT TIGERS TOUGH ML AUTOGRAPH
$129.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD SIGNATURE MOVES PSA DNA NM-MINT 8
$299.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS PRISTINE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO
$499.99

Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed 2005 Topps RC PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto - NICE!!
$199.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73646
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73648
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27375
$279.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K18806
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27372
$247.96
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User Comments

  1. I have a few JV cards, and I need to see what they are and what they’re worth.

    Best pitcher in baseball in 2001 for sure.

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