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

2008 SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES RED STITCH BLUE INK #JV JUSTIN VERLANDER 299
$69.95

2005 donruss team heroes showdown bronze #371 JUSTIN VERLANDER rc BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

Justin Verlander 2005 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor RC #89 150 Tigers Rookie Card
$149.99

2006 Fleer Detroit Tigers Team Set With Short Prints Justin Verlander Rookie
$10.00

2010 TOPPS JUSTIN VERLANDER GRADED GEM MINT 10 BASEBALL CARD FGS
$7.99

2013 Allen & Ginter Mini World Champions Justin Verlander Jersey #AGR-JVR
$7.95

2014 Topps Chrome Justin Verlander Refractor Detroit Tigers Graded
$15.00

2005 Justin Verlander Donruss Elite #176 RC- BGS 9.5 Gem Mint... Only 500 made
$87.99

2014 Topps JUSTIN VERLANDER Gold Border & SP Photo Variation!! Rare
$7.99

2003 UD USA BASEBALL JUSTIN VERLANDER NATIONAL TEAM CARD # USA 5
$12.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER FELIX HERNANDEZ J CHAMBERLAIN PEAVY 08 TOPPS CO-SIGNERS AUTO!
$225.00

2005-2012 Justin Verlander RC Lot x22 #'d, Heritage SP's, Chrome, SPx, Tigers!
$14.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER TIGERS 2013 TOPPS HERITAGE SUPERSTAR CELEBRATIONS PSA 8 NR- MIN
$5.00

2013 Topps Chrome Dynamic Die-Cuts #DY-JVE Justin Verlander TIGERS
$9.99

2013 Topps Chrome Chrome Connections Die-Cuts #CC-JV Justin Verlander TIGERS
$9.99

2005 DONRUSS ELITE JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE RC GOLD STATUS DIE CUT SP 24 TIGERS
$199.95
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2005 donruss team heroes showdown bronze #371 JUSTIN VERLANDER rc BGS BCCG 10
$40.00

Justin Verlander 2005 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor RC #89 150 Tigers Rookie Card
$149.99

2006 Fleer Detroit Tigers Team Set With Short Prints Justin Verlander Rookie
$10.00

2005 Justin Verlander Donruss Elite #176 RC- BGS 9.5 Gem Mint... Only 500 made
$87.99

2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball Card Set Wax Pack Box HOBBY Justin Verlander Rookie
$168.96

2005-2012 Justin Verlander RC Lot x22 #'d, Heritage SP's, Chrome, SPx, Tigers!
$14.95

2005 DONRUSS ELITE JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE RC GOLD STATUS DIE CUT SP 24 TIGERS
$199.95

2005 Bowman Heritage Justin Verlander Rookie #220 Detroit Tigers RC
$10.45

2005 Bowman Heritage Mini Justin Verlander Rookie #220 Detroit Tigers RC
$15.20

2005 Playoff Prestige JUSTIN VERLANDER Purple Xtra Bases RC Rare SP # 100 PSA 8
$99.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER (Tigers) 2005 Certified *GOLD EDITION* RC xx 100
$13.95

2005 Erie Seawolves Update Card - JUSTIN VERLANDER - Rookie (RC)
$12.95

2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Justin Verlander AUTO RC #05 30 Detroit Tigers SS-JV
$109.99

2005 Upper Deck Trilogy Justin Verlander AUTO RC #14 15 Detroit Tigers FU-JV
$149.99

2005 Skybox Justin Verlander AUTO RC #17 65 FSA-JV Detroit Tigers
$69.99

MINT ROOKIE! 2005 TOPPS CHROME # 242 JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS AUTOGRAPH
$139.99
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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

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Justin Verlander Signed Photograph

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Justin Verlander Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA LOA X98065
$249.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED & FRAMED DETROIT TIGERS PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA COA RARE!
$250.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS 1ST NO-HITTER TICKET 2007 PSA DNA
$499.99

Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed Sports Illustrated Magazine JSA SI - TOUGH AUTO!!
$199.00

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

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853366-702
$135.99

2003 UD SIGNED-RED #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 750 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853326-703
$80.99

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 3 PSA 8 B1854371-875
$64.99

2003 UD SIGNED-BLUE #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 250 POP 1 PSA 9 B1854508-761
$180.99

Justin Verlander Miguel Cabrera Signed B2B Triple Crown 2 Ball Set RC LOT PSA
$1,124.35

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
$249.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27375
$274.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27374
$249.95
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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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