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

2014 MLB Poker Chipz Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers
$5.99

Justin Verlander Roger Clemens Matt Cain 2006 SP Chirography triple auto 15
$49.00

Justin Verlander 2014 Panini Prizm Red Refractor #17 Intuition Card SP# 4 25
$5.99

2005 Upper Deck Detroit Tigers Team Set With Update Justin Verlander
$15.00

2013 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander Red Refractor #ed 4 5 BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$149.99

2011 BOWMAN PLATINUM RUBY RED REFRACTOR CARD #82 JUSTIN VERLANDER
$6.00

Justin Verlander & Jack Morris Insert Jersey GRADED CARD!! Gem Mint 10!! Tigers!
$49.99

2005 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO #331 JUSTIN VERLANDER, ROOKIE TIGERS PSA GEM MINT 10!!
$399.95

2008 Topps Series 1 All-Star Game Patch - Justin Verlander # 539 - Tigers
$7.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS CY MVP 1 9 2013 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS #1 RARE
$49.95

2005 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO #331 JUSTIN VERLANDER, RC, TIGERS BLUE REFRACTOR PSA 9
$599.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 Artifacts Rookie #63 Tigers
$5.00

2005 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO #331 JUSTIN VERLANDER, TIGERS BLUE REFRACTOR BGS 9.5 10
$999.95

2003 Upper Deck USA National Team Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$16.50

2006 Ultimate Collection Justin Verlander Weaver Shields Rookie Auto Card 23 50
$110.00

Justin verlander rookie of the year
$14.99
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2005 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO #331 JUSTIN VERLANDER, ROOKIE TIGERS PSA GEM MINT 10!!
$399.95

2005 BOWMAN CHROME AUTO #331 JUSTIN VERLANDER, RC, TIGERS BLUE REFRACTOR PSA 9
$599.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 Artifacts Rookie #63 Tigers
$5.00

2003 Upper Deck USA National Team Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$16.50

2006 Ultimate Collection Justin Verlander Weaver Shields Rookie Auto Card 23 50
$110.00

Justin verlander rookie of the year
$14.99

2005 Fleer Classic Clippings #125 Justin Verlander RC FINAL EDITION SGC 80
$34.00

2005 Bowman White Justin Verlander Rookie Baseball Card 34 240
$45.00

2007 Bowman's Best Blue Justin Verlander Auto Rookie Card Autograph 6 99
$35.00

2005 Donruss Signature Series Justin Verlander Humber Niemann Rookie Auto Card
$35.00

2005 UPPER DECK PRO SIGS JUSTIN VERLANDER RC #105 MVP CY
$12.00

Justin Verlander 2005 Topps Bowman Chrome RC (Lot of 2) Graded 9.5 BGS 10 GMA
$70.00

2005 upper deck ultimate collection #239 Justin verlander auto rookie # to 99
$249.00

2005 Topps * JUSTIN VERLANDER * #677 - "First Year" - Rookie! - BCCG 10
$19.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER Tigers 2005 Donruss Champions #381 Rookie RC - MINT
$7.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 UPPER DECK #922 ROOKIE CARD RC MINT DETROIT TIGERS
$5.99
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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

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853366-702
$129.99

2003 UD SIGNED-RED #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 750 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853326-703
$72.99

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 3 PSA 8 B1854371-875
$58.99

2003 UD SIGNED-BLUE #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 250 POP 1 PSA 9 B1854508-761
$171.99

JSA Justin Verlander Signed Official Baseball Cert #L09635 Tigers MVP All Star
$199.99

JSA Justin Verlander Signed Official Baseball Cert #L09629 Tigers MVP All Star
$199.99

JSA Justin Verlander Signed Rookie 8x10 Photo Cert G59233 Detroit Tigers ROY MVP
$199.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS PSA DNA X14435
$299.95

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 JSA COA K27375
$279.96

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

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

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27374
$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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