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

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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

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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

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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.

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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 05 UD UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT RC ROOKIE #59 SP
$11.99
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2006 Topps Turkey Red #630 Justin Verlander (RC) - NM-MT
$5.60
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2006 Ultra #229 Justin Verlander RL13 - NM-MT
$10.50
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2014 STADIUM CLUB ELECTRIC FOIL FIELD ACCESS # 25
$5.00
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2005 TOPPS #677 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC PSA 10 B1780170-242
$26.99
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Sweet Spot 2008 Felix Hernandez Tigers Justin Verlander Sweet Swatch Duel Parch
$10.00
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Justin Verlander 2007 Topps Moments and Milestones Black 4 CARD LOT LTD XX 29
$5.00
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Justin Verlander 2 Jersey Card Lot (2008 Topps & Upper Deck)
$8.50
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2006 TOPPS 52- DYNAMIC DUOS- JUSTIN VERLANDER JOEL ZUMAYA
$5.75
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2003 USA Baseball National Team #5 Justin Verlander - NM-MT
$14.00
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2005 JUSTIN VERLANDER BOWMAN CHROME AUTO ROOKIE BGS 9.5 10
$150.00
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Lot of 2, 2005 Topps Justin Verlander RC Rookie Card
$13.99
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2013 Topps Mini JUSTIN VERLANDER Gold Parallel 27 62 #35 Tigers
$8.99
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2013 Topps Mini JUSTIN VERLANDER Gold Parallel 29 62 #35 Tigers
$8.99
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2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor #100 Justin Verlander Mint 214 250
$6.00
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2007 UD Premier Justin Verlander Andrew Miller Emerging Stars Auto 46 50 BGS 9.5
$29.99
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 05 UD UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT RC ROOKIE #59 SP
$11.99
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2006 Topps Turkey Red #630 Justin Verlander (RC) - NM-MT
$5.60
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2005 TOPPS #677 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC PSA 10 B1780170-242
$26.99
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2005 JUSTIN VERLANDER BOWMAN CHROME AUTO ROOKIE BGS 9.5 10
$150.00
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Lot of 2, 2005 Topps Justin Verlander RC Rookie Card
$13.99
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2014 TOPPS JUSTIN VERLANDER ALL STAR ROOKIE CUP PATCH TIGERS RCMP-JVE
$9.99
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2005 Justin Verlander Autographed Rookie Card!! Wow! Look!
$34.99
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Justin Verlander 2005 Bowman Chorme Auto Autograph RC BGS 9 10 Mint! MVP, Cy!!
$61.00
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2005 Upper Deck Origins "Old Judge" Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$8.25
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Justin Verlander GRADED ROOKIE!! Mint 9!!! 2006 Turkey Red #630!! Tigers MVP!!
$8.99
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2005 Donruss Zenith Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$15.00
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Justin Verlander Topps 2014 Gold Ring Rookie Class of 2006 #d 19 99 Numbered 99
$9.99
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2006 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC ETOPPS IN-HAND CHROME-LIKE
$23.99
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2006 Bowman Heritage MINI ONLY LOT OF 10 with JUSTIN VERLANDER RC
$9.99
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2007 BOWMANS BEST JUSTIN VERLANDER AUTO SIGNATURE ROOKIE SP
$59.99
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2005 Bowman Gold Justin Verlander RC. Detroit Tigers. #BDP129
$8.00
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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

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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

Active Listings for Justin Verlander Signed Baseballs

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Justin Verlander Signed Jersey

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Justin Verlander Signed " 2011 CY YOUNG MVP " Baseball LE 9 11 - JSA # Y04460
$250.00
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Justin Verlander Signed Sports Illustrated Jsa Authenticated
$199.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Color 8x10 Photo #3 Tigers JSA Auto
$109.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA LOA X98065
$249.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED & FRAMED DETROIT TIGERS PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA COA RARE!
$250.00
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Justin Verlander Signed Color 8x10 Photo #2 Tigers JSA Auto
$109.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS 1ST NO-HITTER TICKET 2007 PSA DNA
$499.99
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Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA SI - TOUGH AUTO!!
$199.00
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2003 USA Baseball National Team Justin Verlander Signed Card #5 JSA Auto
$59.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA #G65364
$204.99
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Justin Verlander Miguel Cabrera Signed B2B Triple Crown 2 Ball Set RC LOT PSA
$1,124.35
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2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853366-702
$149.99
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2003 UD SIGNED-RED #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 750 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853326-703
$99.99
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2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 3 PSA 8 B1854371-875
$79.99
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2003 UD SIGNED-BLUE #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 250 POP 1 PSA 9 B1854508-761
$199.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Color 8x10 Photo Tigers JSA Auto
$109.99
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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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