Justin Verlander rookie cards are becoming very popular with collectors.  Some of the best Justin Verlander baseball cards are just starting to get the attention of investors and deservedly so.  Verlander has become one of baseball’s elite pitchers and many believe that when he is at his best he is virtually un-hittable.  There are many Justin Verlander rookiejustin-verlander-rookie-cardcards that are worth buying.  Some are scarcer than others and make better investments.  Here is a list of some of the most expensive or valuable Justin Verlander rookie cards.

2005 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander rookie card

These baseball cards come in a large variety of options.  Like most Bowman Chrome cards, randomly inserted and numbered parallel versions have become quite popular with collectors.  In most cases, the lower the print run the more valuable the cards are.  Autograph Justin Verlander rookie cards were also randomly inserted into packs of 2005 Bowman Chrome baseball.  These cards are currently selling for $150-$175.  These cards make great investments much like the more common base cards which sell for a fraction of the autograph cards.  Currently the base Justin Verlander RC Chrome card can be purchased for around $5 in Mint condition or better.  Pay close attention the centering of these cards as many of them tend to me off-center from top to bottom and left to right.

2005 Bowman Sterling Justin Verlander Rookie Card

Topps produced some amazing baseball cards  in the Bowman Sterling set in 2005.  The Justin Verlander rookie card is one of the many key cards that are worth buying.  One of the best baseball cards in the set is the Justin Verlander autograph rookie card.  The card also has a unique, game-used jersey patch inserted directly in the card.  This great card currently sells for around $75-$90 in Mint condition.  Gem MT 10 versions have recently sold for almost $200.

2005 Topps Chrome Update Justin Verlander Rookie Card

This is another great Justin Verlander baseball card produced by Topps.  These cards have all been hand signed and numbered to only 500.  Due to the low print run these cards make outstanding investments at their current levels.  You can expect to pay around $50-$75 for one of these gems in Mint 9 condition.  In recent auctions Gem MT 10 versions of these cards sell for roughly double of what a Mint card sells for.

These are just a few of the many Justin Verlander rookie cards that have been produced in 2005.  In most cases Justin Verlander RC cards still are very affordable.  He has truly become one of the elite pitchers in all of baseball and his continued success will drive the value of his baseball cards.

Alan Karpuch

Owner of GMA Grading Inc. Over 20 years experience in the sports card industry.

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