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 SP Legendary Cuts Destination Stardom Memorabilia Justin Verlander Jersey
$5.60

2016 Topps Chrome Gold Refractor Justin Verlander 42 50 Detroit Tigers
$14.95

Justin Verlander - 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Relics #GQR-JV - MEM
$5.95

2003 Upper Deck USA Justin Verlander Signed Rookie Card #USA5 JSA Auto
$42.49

Justin Verlander Tigers 2006 Ultra Retro Luck 13 RC
$8.00

Detroit Tigers Justin's Brother Ben Verlander Signed Signature Card Auto
$8.49

Detroit Tigers Justin's Brother Ben Verlander Signed Autograph Card Auto
$8.49

Detroit Tigers Justin's Brother Ben Verlander Signed Signature Card Auto
$8.49

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2014 TOPPS HERITAGE CHROME PURPLE REFRACTOR
$5.95

2005 Topps Factory Baseball Set 1-733 Sealed Justin Verlander
$74.99

2005 Topps 1st Edition #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Rookie Baseball Card
$25.24

2005 Topps 1st Edition #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Rookie Baseball Card
$25.24

2010 Topps Finest Blue Refractor #87 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Card
$6.98

2010 Topps Finest Blue Refractor #87 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Card
$6.98

2007 Topps Co-Signers Hyper Silver Red 51.2 Justin Verlander Ivan Rodriguez Card
$5.99

2007 Topps Co-Signers Hyper Silver Red 51.2 Justin Verlander Ivan Rodriguez Card
$5.99
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

2003 Upper Deck USA Justin Verlander Signed Rookie Card #USA5 JSA Auto
$42.49

Justin Verlander Tigers 2006 Ultra Retro Luck 13 RC
$8.00

2005 Topps 1st Edition #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Rookie Baseball Card
$25.24

2005 Topps 1st Edition #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Rookie Baseball Card
$25.24

2005 Topps Pristine Uncirculated Bronze Rookie #101 Justin Verlander RC 023 375
$9.50

JUSTIN VERLANDER Tigers 2005 Upper Deck Origins Old Judge Rookie Card SP RC $15
$9.74

JUSTIN VERLANDER Tigers 2005 Donruss Champions #381 Rookie SP RC - MINT - SWEET
$11.24

JUSTIN VERLANDER Tigers 2005 Topps Total Rookie Card #762 SP RC MINT 6 Available
$5.24

2005 Topps #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers RC Rookie Baseball Card
$7.74

2005 Topps #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers RC Rookie Baseball Card
$14.24

2005 Topps #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers RC Rookie Baseball Card
$15.24

2005 Topps #677 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers RC Rookie Baseball Card
$7.74

JUSTIN VERLANDER Tigers 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Rookie Card SP RC BV $15
$11.24

2006 Topps Bowman Original Justin Verlander Rookie Card Serial Number 134 249
$5.95

2005 Reflections #241 Justin Verlander RC No Foil ERROR Tigers B85 813
$14.00

2006 Etopps Justin Verlander Rookie Card #'d 732 999, Rare Card!!!
$25.00
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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

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 Jersey

Justin Verlander Signed Photograph

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Justin Verlander Signed Photo

Top eBay Listings

2003 Upper Deck USA Justin Verlander Signed Rookie Card #USA5 JSA Auto
$42.49

DETROIT TIGERS JUSTIN VERLANDER signed OML RAWLINGS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA
$250.00

DETROIT TIGERS JUSTIN VERLANDER signed MOTHER'S DAY BREAST CANCER BASEBALL JSA
$250.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETRIOT TIGERS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$124.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETRIOT TIGERS STAR SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$124.99

MLB AUTHENTICATED JUSTIN VERLANDER NO HITTER GAME USED & SIGNED BASEBALL PSA COA
$1,995.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27373
$249.95

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

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73646
$249.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73648
$249.95

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

JUSTIN VERLANDER Signed OML BASEBALL this is a 10 full autograph JSA R10041*
$189.99

Justin Verlander Hand Signed NWT Detroit Tigers Jersey JSA LOA #Y52685 Baseball
$449.99

Justin Verlander Hand Signed OML Baseball JSA #N59768 Detroit Tigers Autograph
$274.99

PSA DNA JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 Bowman ROOKIE Card Detroit Tigers
$249.99

Kate Upton Signed Official Major League Baseball JSA #Y89551 Justin Verlander GF
$249.99
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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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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