TRISTAR has a new ace.
The Houston-based autograph and memorabilia company revealed its newest exclusive player on Monday night and it’s Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander.
He’s not been a big signer for companies — or for certified autograph cards — in some time. The last time he had any substantial volume of signed cards was in 2012 and those cards were mostly still low-volume. You have to go back to 2007 when roughly a third of his certified autograph cards were made to find a decent amount of cardboard.
All that, combined with a dominating run to a World Series, drew him to TRISTAR’s stable to help satisfy the growing demand for his ink.
The lineup of signed memorabilia for Verlander starts with three types of signed baseballs and home Astros jerseys. A standard signed baseball is $599, while the two inscribed baseballs — “2017 WS Champs” and “Houston Strong” — are $699. The jerseys are $899.
Verlander, a 13-year MLB veteran has a 188-114 career record with a 3.46 ERA and 2,416 strikeouts in 2,545 innings. He’s also a former Rookie of the Year, Cy Young winner and American League MVP in 2011 when he also claimed the pitching Triple Crown. Among active pitchers, he’s third in wins, third in strikeouts and fifth in complete games.
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