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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VTG Baltimore Orioles Sand Knit Jersey (#4 sz 38)
$60.00
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Vtg 80s 90s Baltimore Orioles #18 T-Shirt Jersey Sz L
$24.99
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Baltimore Orioles Inscription
$44.99
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1991 I WAS THERE FINAL SERIES LTD NUMBERED PENNANT BALTIMORE ORIOLES UNSOLD STK
$14.95
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J J Hardy Baltimore Orioles Grey Cool Base Authentic Jersey sz 48 by Majestic
$75.00
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Baltimore Orioles American Needle U2 Adjustable Curved Bill Hat Baseball Cap
$27.86
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Stitches MLB Baltimore Orioles Orange Black YOUTH Pullover Jersey M New
$32.19
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Baltimore Orioles Cufflinks
$20.00
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Baltimore Orioles Brooks Robinson Authentic 2014 Home Cool Base Jersey Size 52
$75.00
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Baltimore Orioles 12oz Double Wall Tumbler with Black Silicone Lid
$25.48
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Baltimore Orioles 12oz Double Wall Tumbler with Silicone Lid
$25.48
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VINTAGE Baltimore Orioles STARTER JACKET NEW with Tags Size Large NWT
$199.99
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Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken 1995 Coca-Cola Bottles
$40.00
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BALTIMORE ORIOLES MLB MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL JERSEY YOUTH SIZE M 12-14
$6.99
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NEW ERA 5 STAR CAMPER RUNNER MLB BASEBALL HAT CAP - BALTIMORE ORIOLES - BLK
$18.99
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Baltimore Orioles 3-Piece Gift Set
$119.95
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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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Baltimore Orioles American Needle U2 Adjustable Curved Bill Hat Baseball Cap
$27.86
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Baltimore Orioles Mens Logo Lounge Sleep Pant Orioles
$26.99
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Baltimore Orioles "Brian Roberts" Vintage Shirt L
$10.38
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Baltimore Orioles Wright & Ditson Womens Nico MLB Baseball Tank Top S-XL NEW
$35.96
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Baltimore Orioles Wright & Ditson Womens Nico MLB Baseball Tank Top S-XL NEW
$35.96
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Baltimore Orioles Wright & Ditson Womens Nico MLB Baseball Tank Top S-XL NEW
$35.96
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Baltimore Orioles Wright & Ditson Womens Nico MLB Baseball Tank Top S-XL NEW
$35.96
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Baltimore Orioles New Era MLB Snapback Hat 9 Fifty Adjustable Orange Black
$14.99
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VINTAGE 90S CAL RIPKEN JR. BALTIMORE ORIOLES MLB BASEBALL T SHIRT M graphic
$7.99
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Baltimore ORIOLES "O" New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Cap MLB On Field Hat 7 1 8
$15.00
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Vtg Baltimore Orioles Snapback hat cap rare 90s nwot Outdoor Cap Cal Ripken Jr
$19.99
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Baltimore Orioles Red New ERA MLB Buffalo Dog 10 59FIFTY Hat- Size 7 1 4
$18.99
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Baltimore Orioles American Needle Raglan Bones Adjustable Trucker Hat MLB Cap
$19.96
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Baltimore Orioles - Belt Buckle - (ii5105)
$13.99
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Baltimore Orioles - Key Chain (7 Styles) - ii5105
$8.99
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Baltimore Orioles - Key Chain (7 Styles) - ii5105
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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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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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Earl Weaver 1970 Baltimore Orioles Autographed Signed OML Baseball WC HOF COA
$150.00
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Frank Robinson AUTOGRAPH STEINER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
$89.95
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Dan Duquette Baltimore Orioles General Manage Autographed OML Baseball, RED SOX
$49.99
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FRANK ROBINSON AUTOGRAPHED ORIOLES HOF COA HOLOGRAM-BEAUTIFULLY FRAMED
$28.00
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1966 Sports Illustrated Autographed by Brooks Robinson Awesome!
$50.00
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Jerry Hairston Jr Autograph Signed 8x10 photo psa dna baltimore Orioles
$39.99
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Cal ripken jr autograph ball
$26.99
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1994 Nabisco All Star Legends BOB GIBSON and JIM PALMER signed card
$30.00
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1994 Nabisco All Star Legends FRANK ROBINSON and DUKE SNIDER signed card
$30.00
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CAL RIPKEN JR AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL 2130-2131 INSCRIPTION WITH HOLDER AND C.O.A.
$115.00
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CAL RIPKEN JR APRIL 25 1998 SIGNED PLAQUE 601 - 980
$67.99
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Frank Robinson Autographed Official MLB Baseball Signed
$24.99
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2002 Topps Finest Moments BROOKS ROBINSON signed card
$40.00
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Cal Ripken, Jr. AUTOGRAPHED LITHOGRAPH BALTIMORE ORIOLES ANDREW GORALSKI #57 800
$300.00
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BROOKS ROBINSON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL
$34.88
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2002 TOPPS RESERVE RAFAEL PALMEIRO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED RIDDELL MINI HELMET
$60.00
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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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