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 214x300 Image

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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2005 zenith #213 JUSTIN VERLANDER tigers rc rookie BGS BCCG 9
$10.00
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2005 Zenith #213 Justin Verlander RC!
$8.00
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 Bowman Heritage SP #250 RC BGS MINT 9 Tigers
$22.99
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2014 Topps Gypsy Queen State Flag Justin Verlander SN#1 5 Hometown Flags Tigers
$19.99
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2007 Topps Co-Signers Justin Verlander J. Papelbon DUAL Autograph PSA NM7
$79.99
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2006 BOWMAN STERLING - JUSTIN VERLANDER - RC
$13.00
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Justin Verlander Pink Red Refractor #ed 35 SP 2013 Bowman Chrome Very Rad
$19.99
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PSA 10 2014 TOPPS FINEST JUSTIN VERLANDER MAGENTA REFRACTOR # 85 12 15
$64.99
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2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Justin Verlander 244 299 NM Mint No Ink Fading
$50.00
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2005 Bowman FY 1st Edition Justin Verlander RC #174
$7.99
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Justin Verlander 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks #BDP129 Tigers d4550
$7.99
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2014 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander Printing Plate #d 1 1
$8.00
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Justin Verlander 25 Card Lot All Different Several Rookies MVP CY Young Tigers
$14.00
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2013 Topps TIER ONE JUSTIN VERLANDER GAME USED RELIC SERIAL #38 50 TIGERS
$15.95
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2006 Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers, Major Leagues Upperdeck SP Authentic
$20.00
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(2) 2005 Origins near-complete sets (Regular and Old Judge),Justin Verlander RCs
$325.00
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

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2005 zenith #213 JUSTIN VERLANDER tigers rc rookie BGS BCCG 9
$10.00
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2005 Zenith #213 Justin Verlander RC!
$8.00
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JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 Bowman Heritage SP #250 RC BGS MINT 9 Tigers
$22.99
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2006 BOWMAN STERLING - JUSTIN VERLANDER - RC
$13.00
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2005 Bowman FY 1st Edition Justin Verlander RC #174
$7.99
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2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Justin Verlander RC
$150.00
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2005 TOPPS TOTAL #762 JUSTIN VERLANDER PSA 10 GEM MINT TIGERS ROOKIE CARD Pop 8
$58.49
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2005 Absolute Memorabilia #142 Justin Verlander RC Detroit Tigers
$5.99
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2005 Topps Turkey Red Justin Verlander rookie RC Detroit Tigers
$5.99
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AMAZING 5 CARD JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE CARD LOT-BIG TIME RC LOT-NM-MT
$24.99
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2006 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander Rookie Card! Tigers!
$5.00
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LOT 9 JUSTIN VERLANDER INSERTS RC ROOKIE TIGERS BV $50
$9.99
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Justin Verlander Rookie 2005 Upper Deck Reflections SPA 10 Gem Mint Det Tigers
$125.00
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2005 Ultimate Justin Verlander Autograph RC 125 BGS 9 AUTO 10 Great Subs! Rare
$120.00
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2005 Fleer Platinum Justin Verlander Autograph RC 99 BGS 9 Auto 10 *POP1* Tigers
$300.00
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2007 Goudey Justin Verlander Autograph RC BGS 9 *POP3* Sport Royalty SP Auto 10
$120.00
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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

Active Listings for Justin Verlander Signed Baseballs

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Justin Verlander Signed Jersey

Active Listings for Justin Verlander Signed Jerseys

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Justin Verlander Signed Photograph

Active Listings for Justin Verlander Signed Photographs

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Justin Verlander Signed Rawlings Official Major League Baseball JSA #G65364
$204.99
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Justin Verlander Signed Color 8x10 Photo Tigers JSA Auto
$109.99
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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
$214.99
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Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed 2005 Topps RC PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto - NICE!!
$249.00
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PSA DNA JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 Bowman ROOKIE Card Detroit Tigers
$212.49
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2007 UPPER DECK SPx CARD PSA DNA MINT 9 Auto
$349.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2007 UPPER DECK STAR SIGNINGS CARD PSA DNA N-MINT 8 Auto
$299.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS PSA DNA V73647
$299.95
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS PSA DNA V73649
$299.95
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED OFFICIAL MLB BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS JSA COA K42308
$299.95
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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 AUTO 2006 DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAGAZINE PROGRAM JSA MLB COA
$149.99
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JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED DETROIT TIGERS 1ST NO-HITTER TICKET 2007 PSA DNA MINT 9
$499.99
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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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