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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2014 Topps Archives Baseball JUSTIN VERLANDER SP Base Card #246
$5.49
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JUSTIN VERLANDER, Detroit Tigers - 2005 Bowman Draft GOLD #BDP129
$14.49
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Justin Verlander 2006 Bowman Heritage RC
$9.00
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Justin Verlander *LS* 2009 Topps 1960 Heritage Chrome CHR66 Low # 0149 1960
$9.75
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2006 Topps Heritage #461 JUSTIN VERLANDER Detroit Tigers SGC 96 MINT
$12.95
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PSA 10 JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 TOPPS CHROME AUTO AUTOGRAPH REFRACTOR ROOKIE 500
$475.00
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2011 TOPPS CHROME XFRACTOR #115 JUSTIN VERLANDER TIGERS POP 1 PSA 10 B1373380
$16.99
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2009 UPPER DECK GOUDEY #74 JUSTIN VERLANDER TIGERS POP 2 PSA 10 B1374432
$8.99
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2012 BOWMAN PLATINUM #37 JUSTIN VERLANDER POP 1 PSA 10 B1374527
$8.99
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2005 BOWMAN DRAFT PICKS GOLD #129 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC POP 2 PSA 10 B1307760
$869.99
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2012 TOPPS #HS-JV JUSTIN VERLANDER "HISTORICAL STITCHES" PATCH - DETROIT TIGERS
$14.35
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2006 Topps Justin Verlander-Detroit Tigers RC #641
$8.00
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2006 Topps Heritage Chrome Justin Verlander baseball card Tigers #ed 571 1957
$24.95
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Justin Verlander 2014 Panini Prizm Camo Refractor Card
$5.99
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2013 Select Skills Prizm JUSTIN VERLANDER #26 (48572)
$6.00
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2008 SP AUTHENTIC ACHIEVEMENTS #AA-7 JUSTIN VERLANDER POP 2 PSA 10 B1342140
$6.99
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

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Justin Verlander 2006 Bowman Heritage RC
$9.00
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PSA 10 JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 TOPPS CHROME AUTO AUTOGRAPH REFRACTOR ROOKIE 500
$475.00
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2005 BOWMAN DRAFT PICKS GOLD #129 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC POP 2 PSA 10 B1307760
$869.99
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2006 Topps Justin Verlander-Detroit Tigers RC #641
$8.00
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Justin Verlander - 2005 Topps Update # UH 220 - Rookie - GMA Gem
$15.99
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2005 BOWMAN BDP 129 GOLD JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE BUYBACK AUTO VERY RARE #7 OF7
$224.95
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 (Tigers) Fleer Tradition UD Artifacts (2) Rc's + Bonus
$7.99
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Justin Verlander 2005 Bowman Heritage RC #220 Tigers 0241088
$7.99
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2005 (BB) Topps Turkey Red #272 Justin Verlander RC
$7.10
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Justin Verlander 2014 Topps Silver Rookie Class Ring #CL-25 - Detroit Tigers
$8.95
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2005 Bowman First Year Justin Verlander Rookie Card
$9.40
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2005 Topps Pristine Justin Verlander Uncircltd RC Auto Ser #2 3 !! BGS 9 10
$999.95
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QZ) 2005 UD Artifacts JUSTIN VERLANDER RC 100 BGS 9.5 Blue Rainbow TIGERS #237
$149.95
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2005 Bowman Draft Baseball Hand Collated Set - 165 Cards Justin Verlander RC
$34.95
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Justin Verlander GRADED ROOKIE!! Gem Mint 10!! 2005 Diamond Kings #265 Tigers! 2
$13.99
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Justin Verlander GRADED ROOKIE!! 2006 Turkey Red #630!! Tigers MVP!! 8.5-1
$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

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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 Photograph

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Justin Verlander Signed 2006 Detroit Tigers Rookie Game Used Undershirt PSA DNA
$999.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Sports Illustrated 8 8 06 Tigers No Label PSA DNA Auto
$209.99
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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 " 2011 CY YOUNG MVP " Baseball LE 9 11 - JSA # Y04460
$250.00
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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!!
$199.00
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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 Signed Wilson Baseball Tigers PSA DNA Auto DI29503
$99.99
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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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