Baltimore Orioles Collecting and Fan Guide

Baltimore Orioles

Franchise Founded: 1894
Championships: 3
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

Although the organization suffered through some down times in last few decades, the Baltimore Orioles have amassed three World Series titles and look to be on the way back to the top. Over the years the franchise has fielded some iconic names in baseball and have built their current roster with plenty of young talent. This has made Baltimore an appealing hobby option for fans and collectors.

The Baltimore Orioles organization dates back to 1954 when they took up residence in Memorial Stadium. However, the roots of the club can actually be traced to 1894. They played one season as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis and playing for 52 years as the St. Louis Browns. In 1953, multiple business entities in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, formed an ownership group. They successfully purchased the team, moved them to Baltimore and renamed the team after Maryland's state bird, the oriole.

The foundation of the organization was quickly laid with an emphasis on fundamental baseball skills. Known as the "Oriole Way," the team's management instituted a policy of developing young talent with a sound understanding and refinement of basic skills. This ran contrary to the league norm of rushing promising talent to the big leagues as quickly as possible.

As a result of this organization-wide philosophy, the Orioles have successfully produced several Rookie of the Year award recipients, including Ron Hanson (1960), Curt Blefary (1965), Al Bumbry (1973), Eddie Murray (1977), Cal Ripken Jr. (1982) and Gregg Olsen (1989).

By 1960, the team was becoming a routine pennant contender. Finally, in 1966, all of these club attributes proved a success when the Orioles won their first World Series championship. Not resting on their laurels, the team maintained its competitiveness and won another title in 1970.

The Orioles perfected the concept of the "Oriole Way" by stocking their farm system with young talent. The players were taught every aspect of the game, in the exact same way and manner. This made roster replacements due to injury, trades or free agency a seamless process for the managers and coaches at the big league level.

In 1982, the son of longtime Orioles' organization coach, Cal Ripken, joined the team. Cal Ripken Jr. would add to the team's list of Rookie of the Year winners and help the team capture their third World Series title the following year. Ripken Jr. went on to break the consecutive games played streak held by Lou Gehrig that was widely believed to be unbreakable.

While the team has not seen much postseason success since that 1983 title, the organization is returning to a place of respectability in the highly competitive A.L. East. Bolstered by a roster of young talent, Orioles fans are poised to enjoy a competitive team for years to come.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Baltimore Orioles. Using the tabs above, check out the top Orioles' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Baltimore Orioles cards and memorabilia on eBay.

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Another option for collectors looking to get autographs is TTM or "Through the Mail." A complete guide to the process can be seen here: How to Get (Almost) Free Autographs Through the Mail.

Although the results are never guaranteed, Orioles' fans looking to take advantage of this can try their luck with current players and coaches using the following address:

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o Baltimore Orioles
333 W Camden St
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Baltimore Orioles 6 9 Mo Creeper Team Athletics
$7.99
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Foam finger - Baltimore Orioles 1996
$5.00
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Baltimore orioles fleece pullover
$20.00
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Orioles hoodie
$15.00
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Frank Robinson Replica Sculpture-Baltimore Orioles #20-Brand New- In Box
$17.99
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Baltimore Orioles We Won't Stop Playoff Postseason SGA 2014 Bumper Sticker Decal
$9.99
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Wild Sports Baltimore Orioles Tailgate Toss XL
$199.99
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Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr Mini Plaque Steiner
$7.99
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Baltimore Orioles 2014 Postseason Playoffs Pocket Folder + SGA Magnetic Schedule
$21.99
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1979 Baltimore Orioles ALCS Champs Necklace Chain
$6.00
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*MLB* BALTIMORE ORIOLES BEAST Series Watch Officially Licensed New
$48.95
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ERTL - 1994 BALTIMORE ORIOLES FORD DIECAST TRUCK BANK - AMERICAN PASTIME SERIES
$19.95
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Steve & Barry's 3XL Baltimore City Wide NWT NEW Inside Print
$29.99
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Baltimore Orioles Wood Keepsake Box
$28.06
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Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr Baseball Card Plaque
$9.95
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Cal Ripken Jr. PLUSH DOLL with TAG Baseball Shortstop Orioles Playoff Team
$5.99
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Fan Gear

Baltimore Orioles Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Baltimore Orioles' fans across all budgets. Normal retail price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed MLB jersey guide.

Baltimore Orioles Jersey Guide

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Baltimore Orioles T-Shirts & Hats

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MLB 1993 All Star Game in Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards Snapback Hat (NWT)
$50.11
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Vintage **1999** Baltimore Orioles sweatshirt XL
$15.00
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Baltimore Orioles - Vintage 7 1 2 New Era Pro Model Hat Cap Fitted - Wool 5950
$35.00
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Tejada Baltimore Orioles short sleeve button front sewn jersey adult XL NWT NEW
$46.50
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Baltimore Orioles - Vintage 7 3 8 New Era Pro Model Hat Cap Fitted - Wool 5950
$45.00
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'47 Brand Men's Baltimore Orioles Catfish Cap Grey
$22.40
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New Era Men's Baltimore Orioles 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
$22.38
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New Era Men's Baltimore Orioles 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
$22.38
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New Era Men's Baltimore Orioles 2014 All Star Game On Field 59Fifty Fitted Cap
$22.38
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'47 Brand Men's Baltimore Orioles Cuddyhook Osfa Cap Team
$20.80
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BALTIMORE ORIOLES COOPERSTOWN COLLECTION FITTED BASEBALL CAP SIZE 7 3 4 (NEW)
$15.00
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LOGO ATHLETIC MLB GENUINE MERCHANDISE BALTIMORE ORIOLES Hat Cap New with Tags
$15.99
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Baltimore Orioles 47 Brand Defiance Curved Bill Adjustable MLB Visor Hat NEW
$19.95
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Boys Baltimore Orioles Jersey Shirt Size 6 NWOT!
$9.99
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New Era 59Fifty BALTIMORE ORIOLES baseball cap hat,on-field 6 7 8,MINT!
$16.00
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Majestic MLB Baltimore Orioles Large black Tshirt
$10.00
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Cards

Baltimore Orioles Baseball Card Guide

The Baltimore Orioles present a strong number of card options for collectors. View cards for the top former and current members of the Orioles below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other All-Time Great Baltimore Orioles

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Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.

Dave Nicholson, Pete Ward, Ron Hansen, Milt Pappas, Jerry Adair, Steve Barber, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson, Earl Weaver, Tippy Martinez, Rick Dempsey, Steve Stone, Ken Singleton, Mike Flanagan, Roberto Alomar, Sammy Sosa, Javy Lopez, Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Mussina

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Baltimore Orioles Autograph Guide

When shopping for autographed items, it is highly recommended to only purchased signed pieces that have been authenticated by a reputable company. Top options include PSA, JSA, Mounted Memories, UDA, Panini Authentic and Tristar.

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Signed Baltimore Orioles Photographs

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Signed Baltimore Orioles Jerseys

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Signed Baltimore Orioles Balls

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Signed Baltimore Orioles Bats

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Jim Palmer Baltimore Orioles Signed Autograph Baseball Pitching Mound Tristar
$129.99
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ORIOLES ADAM JONES SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML GAME USED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED W COA
$29.95
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ORIOLES ADAM JONES SIGNED AUTHENTIC OML GAME USED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHED W COA
$29.95
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Willy Miranda Baltimore Orioles 1955-1959 Signed 3x5 Index Card JSA COA G 00450
$25.00
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Cal Ripken Jr. & Billy Ripken Autographed baseball Book Ripken Way with COA O's
$44.99
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Brooks Robinson Autograph Baltimore Evening Sun 8 1 1983 Auto Newspaper Cover
$39.99
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1982 Baltimore Orioles Cap Autographed by Cal Ripken, Jr. and Others
$1,200.00
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CAL RIPKEN Jr. 24 X 18 CANVAS PRINT SALE & 2 FREE 17 X 11 PRINTS SIGNED COA
$169.00
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Alex Rodriguez & Cal Ripken Jr Signed 16x20 Photo Legends Salute Cal Series
$595.00
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NICK MARKAKIS BALTIMORE ORIOLES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED RAWLINGS BAT JSA COA #K03724
$79.99
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HENRY URRUTIA CUBA BALTIMORE ORIOLES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL W COA
$22.99
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Tony Gwynn & Cal Ripken Jr. Autographed Framed & Matted 3,000 Hits 8X10 Photos
$189.99
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Autographed Baltimore Oilers Cal Ripken Jr. 16X20 Photo, With COA
$129.99
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Tony Gwynn & Cal Ripken Jr Autographed All Star Framed & Embosed 16X20 Padres
$299.99
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MATT WIETERS BALTIMORE ORIOLES SIGNED AUTO SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SI MAGAZINE COA
$44.99
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1977 Topps #285 Brooks Robinson Autographed Baseball Card - PSA DNA
$45.00
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Tickets

Baltimore Orioles Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Baltimore Orioles play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, MLB teams play a ton of games, all over the country. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit in the stadium.

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From there, it can get messy given all the choices for purchasing tickets. With that in mind, we have complied the best options for buying tickets. Simply follow the links below to each ticket source for available Baltimore Orioles tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.

Hot List

Baltimore Orioles Hot List

Check out the most watched Baltimore Orioles cards, gear and memorabilia on eBay. The guide is constantly updated with real-time information, so bookmark this page for future reference.

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More Info

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