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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2009 SP LEGENDARY CUTS #DSM-JV JUSTIN VERLANDER - DETROIT TIGERS
$6.79
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2007 TOPPS CHROME RED REFRACTOR # 99
$29.99
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2010 Topps Legendary Lineage - Nolan Ryan Justin Verlander - GEM MINT 10!!!
$5.75
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2010 Topps Legendary Lineage - Nolan Ryan Justin Verlander - GEM MINT 10!!!
$5.75
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2005 LEAF CERTIFIED MATERIALS #221 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC MIRROR RED 100 BV$100
$69.99
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10 CT LOT 2005 DONRUSS THROW BACK THREADS JUSTIN VERLANDER RC TIGERS BV $120
$69.99
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4CT 2005 ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA # 142 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC LOT BV $80 TIGERS MVP
$59.99
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2014 TOPPS JUSTIN VERLANDER PHOTO VARIATION GOGGLES CELEBRATION#450
$9.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 05 UD UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT RC ROOKIE #59 SP
$11.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER BASEBALL TRADING CARDS 2005 TIGER ROOKIE SET 10 #BDP129 TOPPS
$49.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER BASEBALL TRADING CARDS 2005 TIGER ROOKIE SET 25 #BDP129 TOPPS
$129.00
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2005 Bowman Sterling Justin Verlander ROOKIE Jersey AUTO
$175.00
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Justin Verlander Mini Parallel 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter #80 Tigers
$5.95
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Justin Verlander 2005 UD Origins Young Stars RC Rookie Card *TIGERS*
$15.00
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2006 Sweet Spot Justin Verlander Logo 4 Color Patch The Whole Dot In The I
$80.00
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2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor #100 Justin Verlander Mint 214 250
$6.00
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

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2005 LEAF CERTIFIED MATERIALS #221 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC MIRROR RED 100 BV$100
$69.99
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10 CT LOT 2005 DONRUSS THROW BACK THREADS JUSTIN VERLANDER RC TIGERS BV $120
$69.99
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4CT 2005 ABSOLUTE MEMORABILIA # 142 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC LOT BV $80 TIGERS MVP
$59.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 05 UD UPPER DECK SWEET SPOT RC ROOKIE #59 SP
$11.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER BASEBALL TRADING CARDS 2005 TIGER ROOKIE SET 10 #BDP129 TOPPS
$49.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER BASEBALL TRADING CARDS 2005 TIGER ROOKIE SET 25 #BDP129 TOPPS
$129.00
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2005 Bowman Sterling Justin Verlander ROOKIE Jersey AUTO
$175.00
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Justin Verlander 2005 UD Origins Young Stars RC Rookie Card *TIGERS*
$15.00
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2006 Topps Turkey Red Rookie Set Lot RC Justin Verlander Prince Fielder Papelbon
$8.00
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Justin Verlander ( two ) 2005 Rookie Cards
$45.00
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 TOPPS TURKREY ROOKIE CARD LOT OF 6
$15.00
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2005 Upper Deck Origins "Old Judge" Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$9.00
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2005 topps chrome #242 JUSTIN VERLANDER autograph rookie BGS BCCG 10
$150.00
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2005 Topps Gold #677 Justin Verlander RC 1290 2005 Detroit Tigers Rookie Card
$24.99
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Justin Verlander GRADED ROOKIE!! Gem Mint 10! 2005 Bowman #BDP129 Tigers MVP!!-2
$16.99
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2005 Donruss Zenith Justin Verlander (RC) BGS 9
$15.00
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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

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Justin Verlander Signed Jersey

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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS 1ST NO-HITTER TICKET 2007 PSA DNA MINT 9
$499.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED & INSCRIBED TIGERS NO-HITTER TICKET 2007 PSA DNA MINT 9
$599.99
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Justin Verlander Signed OML Baseball PSA DNA GRADED MINT+ 9.5 SEALED LOA JSA
$120.01
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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA LOA X98065
$299.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED & FRAMED DETROIT TIGERS PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED JSA COA RARE!
$250.00
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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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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!!
$249.00
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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA #G65364
$224.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD SIGNATURE MOVES PSA DNA NM-MINT 8
$299.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS PRISTINE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO
$599.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA LOA #X98064
$249.99
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Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed 2005 Topps RC PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto - NICE!!
$249.00
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JUSTIN VERLANDER AUTO 2006 DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAGAZINE PROGRAM JSA MLB COA
$149.99
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PSA DNA JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 Bowman ROOKIE Card Detroit Tigers
$249.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2007 UPPER DECK SPx CARD PSA DNA MINT 9 Auto
$349.99
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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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