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

JUSTIN VERLANDER 1st RC Detroit Tigers 2005 Bowman GOLD ROOKIE CARD Baseball LE!
$20.00

Justin Verlander 2005 05 Upper Deck Star Rookie Card #430
$7.97

Justin Verlander 2006 06 Topps 52 Rookie Card #310 Rare SP Short Print
$37.97

2013 Tier One Justin Verlander 287 399 Tigers
$6.00

2008 Topps Co-Signers Silver Green #046.1 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Card
$8.24

2008 Topps Co-Signers Silver Green #046.1 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Card
$8.24

2014 Topps Triple Threads Unity Single Jumbo Relics #UJR-JVL Justin Verlander
$15.00

2014 Topps Triple Threads Unity Single Jumbo Relics #UJR-JVL Justin Verlander
$15.00

2013 Pinnacle Clear Vision Pitching Complete Game #1 Justin Verlander
$5.29

2012 Prime Cuts JUSTIN VERLANDER Game Worn Jersey 25 Detroit TIGERS Old Dominion
$29.05

2007 Black #64-12 Justin Verlander (2006 Topps Rookie Cup Winner 124 Strikeouts)
$6.25

2007 Black #64-12 Justin Verlander (2006 Topps Rookie Cup Winner 124 Strikeouts)
$6.25

2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Spectrum Silver #142 Justin Verlander Card
$19.74

2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Spectrum Silver #142 Justin Verlander Card
$19.74

2006 Justin Verlander Artifacts Auto-Facts Signatures Signed Auto 192 700
$15.75

2011 Bowman Orange #48 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Baseball Card
$5.25
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

Top eBay Listings

JUSTIN VERLANDER 1st RC Detroit Tigers 2005 Bowman GOLD ROOKIE CARD Baseball LE!
$20.00

Justin Verlander 2005 05 Upper Deck Star Rookie Card #430
$7.97

Justin Verlander 2006 06 Topps 52 Rookie Card #310 Rare SP Short Print
$37.97

2007 Black #64-12 Justin Verlander (2006 Topps Rookie Cup Winner 124 Strikeouts)
$6.25

2007 Black #64-12 Justin Verlander (2006 Topps Rookie Cup Winner 124 Strikeouts)
$6.25

2005 PLAYOFF ABSOLUTE SPECTRUM GOLD JUSTIN VERLANDER AUTO RC 50 PSA 9 MINT WOW
$348.00

2005 SPX #135 JUSTIN VERLANDER AU RC- 10 AUTO BGS- RARE SP ENCASED
$200.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 UPPER DECK TRILOGY #57 ROOKIE RC (BV=$15) AC7848
$7.49

2006 EXQUISITE JUSTIN VERLANDER JOEL ZUMAYA DUAL RC AUTOGRAPH AUTO #D 30 RARE
$249.99

2005 TOPPS PRISTINE JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH DETROIT TIGERS 293 497 MLB
$35.99

2005 Upper Deck Reflections Justin Verlander Rc Future Reflections #241 Tigers
$5.99

5-Count Lot 2005 JUSTIN VERLANDER Silver Parallel Rookie Mint # 200
$14.99

RC JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 Upper Deck Star Attractions ROOKIE CARD '06 MVP CYA DET
$5.99

2005 Topps Chrome Refractors Justin Verlander ROOKIE RC AUTO 500 BGS 9.5 Auto 10
$169.00

2005 Topps Pristine Justin Verlander RC #2 3 Uncirculated Auto BGS 9 10 Scarce!
$495.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE CARD Detroit Tiger 2005 Bowman Heritiage Baseball 1st RC
$20.00
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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

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

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD SIGNATURE MOVES PSA DNA NM-MINT 8
$199.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS PRISTINE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO
$249.99

Justin Verlander Hand Signed 8x10 Photo JSA #R02795 Baseball Detroit Tigers MLB
$149.99

SIGNED Justin Verlander AUTOGRAPHED Tiger JERSEY + COA AND PSA DNA SEAL
$275.00

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

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

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

VERY RARE JUSTIN VERLANDER Signed (MANFRED) OML Baseball JSA DETROIT TIGERS
$149.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS BASEBALL JERSEY JSA COA
$270.00

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

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

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