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.

TTM AutographsBaltimore Orioles TTM

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

Top eBay Listings

MIGUEL TEJADA Baltimore Orioles WHITE JERSEY Series 10 McFarlane Action Figure
$16.95

Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards MLB Baseball Photo 11x14 Photograph Print Choices
$11.24

NEW BALTIMORE ORIOLES MENS 2XLARGE 2XL DELUXE SWEATSHIRT by STITCHES 31YB
$31.99

Choose Your MLB Team Big Daddy Black Leather Recliner Arm Chair by Imperial
$899.95

1997 BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS CLEVELAND INDIANS ALCS GAME B TICKET VGC L@@K!
$8.99

Cuba Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles May 3rd 1999 Limited Programs, Pins
$39.99

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$16.95

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$16.95

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$16.95

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$16.95

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$20.00

Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Star Signature Shirt
$20.00

MLB Series 2 OYO Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado Figure Jersey FREESHIP
$11.69

NEW BLANK FRONT-MLB #14 Nolan Reimold Baltimore Orioles YOUTH SMALL S shirt 41AH
$8.79

NEW BLANK FRONT-MLB #9 Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles YOUTH MEDIUM M shirt 41Ai
$7.19

Topps CAL RIPKIN Baltimore Orioles 5.5" Beer Mug Stein FREE US Shipping
$33.96
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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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Top eBay Listings

Baltimore Orioles Vintage Pro Model Cap Hat American Needle 7 1 2 Rare Unworn
$24.99

vtg 80s Baltimore Orioles t shirt Med Lg Screen Stars 50 50 Soft Orange inv#4721
$46.00

Baltimore Orioles Siskiyou Limited Edition MLB Belt Buckle
$19.99

Vintage Chalk Line Men's Black Nylon Baltimore Orioles Nylon Jacket SZ L
$9.99

Baltimore Orioles - Wallet or Credit Card Case -ST5005
$9.99

Baltimore Orioles - Wallet or Credit Card Case -ST5005
$15.99

Baltimore Orioles - Wallet or Credit Card Case -ST5005
$15.99

Baltimore Orioles - Wallet or Credit Card Case -ST5005
$17.99

Handcrafted MLB Baltimore Orioles Key Chain Wristlet NEW Free Shipping
$8.00

Baltimore Orioles Backpack Southpaw Team Colors Orange Black 18" x 11" x 6"
$24.95

Baltimore ORIOLES 7 5 8 New Era Fitted On Field Black Orange Polyester Hat
$15.00

Women's Baltimore Orioles Exceed Desert Dry; Xtra-Lite Moisture Management Piq
$44.99

Women's Baltimore Orioles Exceed Desert Dry; Xtra-Lite Moisture Management Piq
$44.99

Women's Baltimore Orioles Exceed Desert Dry; Xtra-Lite Moisture Management Piq
$44.99

Women's Baltimore Orioles Exceed Desert Dry; Xtra-Lite Moisture Management Piq
$44.99

Baltimore Orioles Orange Majestic Team Sports MLB XL T-shirt
$14.99
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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

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Other All-Time Great Baltimore Orioles

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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

Baltimore Orioles Team Signed Photo

Signed Baltimore Orioles Jerseys

Baltimore Orioles Team Signed Jersey

Signed Baltimore Orioles Balls

Baltimore Orioles Team Signed Balls

Signed Baltimore Orioles Bats

Baltimore Orioles Team Signed Bat

Top eBay Listings

Frank Robinson Signed Autographed Picture Photo w COA PSA DNA California Angels
$54.99

BROOKS ROBINSON AUTOGRAPHED FRAMED BAT ORIOLES DISPLAY
$239.00

MATT WIETERS BALTIMORE ORIOLES ACTION SIGNED 8x10
$29.99

Manny Machado autographed Rawlings baseball w COA and action figure NIB Orioles
$149.99

Chris Davis signed baseball Baltimore Orioles MLB crush
$39.99

Nelson Cruz signed photo Texas Rangers Baltimore Orioles Seattle Mariners MLB
$29.99

BROOKS ROBINSON AUTOGRAPHED PEREZ STEELE ART POSTCARD PSA DNA
$35.00

Cal Ripken Jr signed GET IN THE GAME Book ORIOLES COA
$60.00

FRANK ROBINSON PSA DNA SIGNED 1999 HILSHIRE FARMS HEROES CARD AUTOGRAPHED RARE!
$28.49

FRANK ROBINSON SIGNED MLB BASEBALL REDS INDIANS PSA DNA
$94.95

PAUL BLAIR SIGNED HELMET BALTIMORE ORIOLES BASEBALL MLB AUTOGRAPHED
$24.95

Mike Mussina Signed Stanford University Autographed Jersey Steiner MLB COA
$383.00

BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOT OF 10 SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOS
$24.99

BROOKS ROBINSON AUTOGRAPH CERTIFED FRAMED CERTIFICATE PHOTO *RARE!* ORIOLES HOF
$69.99

ORIOLES MANNY MACHADO SIGNED NIKE CLEAT.
$24.99

NEW IN BOX Vintage Brooks Robinson Authentic Autograph 8X10 Photo
$50.00
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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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User Comments

  1. I am looking for the 2014 team photo of Baltimore Orioles. My brother collects them but i can’t find anyting online. Can you help me?
    thank you !

  2. Cathy Dimartino » You may want to try giving the team a call or writing them a letter. Sometimes they have them.

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