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

2010 Topps Legendary Lineage Nolan Ryan & Justin Verlander #LL53 PSA 10
$19.99

2005 UPPER DECK PRO SIGS JUSTIN VERLANDER RC #105 MVP CY
$12.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER Jonathan Papelbon 2006 Exquisite SP Rookie RC Dual Auto 2 55
$50.00

2007 Topps Chasing History Justin Verlander, Game Used Jersey - #CHRJV - PSA 9!
$48.99

2007 UD BLACK JUSTIN VERLANDER LUSTROUS AUTOGRAPH #D 48 50 TIGERS
$89.99

2007 UD EXQUISITE JUSTIN VERLANDER ENDORSEMENTS AUTO AUTOGRAPH #D 14 15 TIGERS
$89.99

Tigers RC Lot Justin Verlander David Price Anibal Sanchez Simon Nathan
$14.75

JUSTIN VERLANDER FELIX HERNANDEZ 2008 SWEET SPOT DUAL JERSEY TIGERS MARINERS
$7.49

JUSTIN VERLANDER BONDERMAN ZUMAYA 2007 SPX 3x JERSEY CARD DETROIT TIGERS
$14.99

Justin Verlander 2014 Panini Immaculate Premium Material GU Jersey #25 79
$9.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2008 TOPPS '07 HIGHLIGHTS GU JERSEY CARD #HR-JV DETROIT TIGERS
$7.49

JUSTIN VERLANDER JERED WEAVER PAPELBON 2006 ULTIMATE TRIPLE AUTO 1 1 MASTERPIECE
$899.99

PSA 10 Justin Verlander Rookie Rc ☆ 2006 Flair Showcase Wave of the Future ☆
$24.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2007 UD PREMIER PATCHES 14 18 TIGERS
$22.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 TOPPS #641 ROOKIE RC CARD PSA 10 ☆ SUPER NICE
$29.99

2013 TOPPS JUSTIN VERLANDER BLACK PARALLEL 62 SSP #35 DETROIT TIGERS MVP ACE
$14.99
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Rookie Cards

Justin Verlander Rookie Card Checklist

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2005 UPPER DECK PRO SIGS JUSTIN VERLANDER RC #105 MVP CY
$12.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER Jonathan Papelbon 2006 Exquisite SP Rookie RC Dual Auto 2 55
$50.00

Tigers RC Lot Justin Verlander David Price Anibal Sanchez Simon Nathan
$14.75

PSA 10 Justin Verlander Rookie Rc ☆ 2006 Flair Showcase Wave of the Future ☆
$24.99

2006 TOPPS SERIES 2 RACK PACK JUSTIN VERLANDER RC ON TOP 3 VINTAGE CARDS IN PACK
$12.50

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 TOPPS #641 ROOKIE RC CARD PSA 10 ☆ SUPER NICE
$29.99

2005 Absolute Memorabilia #100 Justin Verlander RC
$8.00

2005 FLEER NATIONAL PASTIME JUSTIN VERLANDER RED 150 TIGERS RC
$49.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2006 TOPPS TURKEY RED PARALLEL RED RC #630 DETROIT TIGERS SP
$11.99

2005 JUSTIN VERLANDER TOPPS PRISTINE AUTOGRAPH AUTO RC 497 SHARP ROOKIE
$100.35

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 DONRUSS ELITE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH # 172 500 . PSA MINT 9
$19.99

2005 Bowman Heritage #220 Justin Verlander FY RC Tigers NM MT
$6.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER 2005 BOWMAN'S BEST BLUE AUTO AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE #245 299
$74.99

2007 Upper Deck UD Premier Justin Verlander Felix Hernandez Rookie Autograph 50
$89.99

2005 BOWMAN DRAFT GOLD JUSTIN VERLANDER ROOKIE BDP129 TIGERS MINT
$7.95

JUSTIN VERLANDER Jonathan Papelbon 2006 Exquisite SP Rookie RC Dual Auto 21 55
$149.99
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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

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 Sports Illustrated 8 8 06 Tigers No Label PSA DNA Auto
$146.99

Justin Verlander Signed 2006 Detroit Tigers Rookie Game Used Undershirt PSA DNA
$699.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS ROOKIE CARD SIGNATURE MOVES PSA DNA NM-MINT 8
$299.99

JUSTIN VERLANDER SIGNED 2005 TOPPS PRISTINE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 AUTO
$499.99

Justin Verlander TIGERS Signed 2005 Topps RC PSA DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto - NICE!!
$179.00

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73648
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PSA COA V73646
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27375
$279.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K18806
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27372
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27374
$247.96

JUSTIN VERLANDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JSA COA K27373
$247.96

2003 UD SIGNED-BLUE #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 250 POP 1 PSA 9 B1854508-761
$134.99

Justin Verlander signed Detriot Tigers Majestic Jersey w PSA COA holo
$250.00

2003 UD SIGNED JER.-RED #J-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 350 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853366-702
$102.99

2003 UD SIGNED-RED #S-5 JUSTIN VERLANDER RC # 750 POP 2 PSA 9 B1853326-703
$44.99
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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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