Chicago Blackhawks Collecting and Fan Guide

Chicago Blackhawks

Franchise Founded: 1926
Championships: 5
Team Collectibility Rating: 9.0


Overview

The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the founding members of the NHL and the organization originated in 1926. As an "Original Six" team, they have a long and storied history and a strong collecting base.

The team was competitive from its inception, winning two Stanley Cups in the 1930s, and boasted some of the top talent in the league, with names like Johnny Gottselig, Cy Wentworth and Charlie Gardiner. During the 1950s, the Blackhawks landed top draft picks Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull and Pierre Pilote, who would all eventually become Hall of Fame players. They were also able to acquire seasoned veterans in Ted Lindsay and Glenn Hall, who went on to have their own Hall of Fame careers.

In 1959 and 1960, the Blackhawks were ousted in the postseason by the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens went on to hoist the Stanley Cup in each of those years. The teams faced off again in 1961. However, this time, it was the Blackhawks that prevailed, winning their first Stanley Cup since the 1937-38 season.

What could have been a dynasty never materialized. While the team remained a force to be reckoned with, they failed to win another championship despite making the Stanley Cup Final two more times. This began a long era of "we'll get 'em next year." The team appeared in the postseason for 28 consecutive years between 1969 and 1997. However, they only made it to the Stanley Cup Finals once during that period. The year was 1991 and they eventually lost the series to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Longtime owner and CEO, Bill Wirtz, was willing to spend just enough money on talent to keep the postseason streak alive. A team's appearance in the playoffs assured additional revenue that was never really put back into the team. As a result of the team's fiscal strategy, they would lose high-profile talent like Eddie Belfour, Jeremey Roenick and Chris Chelios to free agency or forced trades.

The team and its fan base suffered through many losing seasons during the late-1990s and into the 2000s.  However, two back-to-back first round draft picks in 2006 and 2007 for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, would soon change the team's future. Bill Wirtz's son, Rocky, took over management of the team when the team's patriarch passed away in the fall of 2007. An immediate change in culture began to take place that included a guaranteed commitment to winning the Stanley Cup in the next three years.

True to the organization's word, through crafty trades, key free agent signings, savvy selections in the draft and a coaching change, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in the 2009-10 season, the team's first in 49 years. They would go on to win the title again in 2012-13 and made to the Wester Conference Finals in 2013-14 where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in seven games. The team recently secured, long-term contract commitments with its core stars, ensuring the team will remain competitive for the next several years.

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

TTM Autographs

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

Although the results are never guaranteed, Blackhawks' 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 Chicago Blackhawks
1901 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Top eBay Listings

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Licensed Red Quilted Tote Bag
$29.99

Chicago Blackhawks Silver Red Aztec New Era fitted hat SIZE 7 - 5 8
$27.00

Carl Banks G III Chicago Blackhawks Short Sleeve Crewneck t Shirt sz Womens XL
$9.99

Chicago Blackhawks Program: Welcoming Back Bobby & Stan - March 7, 2008
$13.00

Vintage Chicago Blackhawks Shirt Large Hockey Tee retro
$18.74

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS MAGAZINE 2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS KEITH SEABROOK
$19.99

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champs Tribune Newspaper 6 25 13 Edition
$8.00

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champs Red Eye Newspaper 6 28 13 Edition
$8.00

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champs Sun-Times 6 25 13 Edition
$8.00

Chicago Blackhawks United Center Panoramic Photo NEW
$109.99

Chicago Blackhawks United Center Panoramic Photo NEW
$45.99

2013 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS HOCKEY HAT CAP - CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS - OSFM - BLACK
$16.99

Chicago Blackhawks Mini Hockey Helmet Display Case
$79.99

Chicago Blackhawks Single Hockey Puck Display Case
$44.99

Chicago Blackhawks Full Size Hockey Helmet Display Case
$193.99

Chicago Blackhawks Double Hockey Puck Display Case
$59.99
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Fan Gear

Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Chicago Blackhawks Jersey Guide

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Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

NWT $135 Chicago Blackhawks MITCHELL & NESS Large Hockey Warm Up Jacket Sz 2XL
$59.97

Chicago Blackhawks - Drawstring Backpack from Comcast Sportsnet - SGA
$5.50

New Era 59Fifty Chicago Blackhawks NHL Metallic Slither Fitted Cap Hat $37
$18.79

New Era 59Fifty Chicago Blackhawks NHL Metallic Slither Fitted Cap Hat $37
$18.79

New Era 59Fifty Chicago Blackhawks NHL Team Class Up Cap Hat $35
$19.22

Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2014 Draft Snapback Cap-8068
$27.95

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL BASIC CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK WHITE FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL BASIC CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK WHITE FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL BASIC CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK WHITE FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL BASIC CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK WHITE FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL BASIC CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK WHITE FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK MULTI COLOR FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK MULTI COLOR FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK MULTI COLOR FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK MULTI COLOR FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY NHL CAP CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BLACK MULTI COLOR FITTED 5950 HAT
$29.99
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Cards

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Card Guide

While many teams have several top players in their history, the Chicago Blackhawks present a remarkable amount of card options for collectors. Their past is dotted with Hall of Fame talent, including some of the biggest names in hockey history. View cards for the top former and current members of the Chicago Blackhawks below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Top Current Players & Prospects

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Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa

Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp

Brent Seabrook

Brent Seabrook

Teuvo Teräväinen

Cards will debut in 2014-15 Upper Deck Hockey products.

Autographs

Chicago Blackhawks 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 Chicago Blackhawks Photographs

Chicago Blackhawks Team Signed Photo

Signed Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys

Chicago Blackhawks Team Signed Jersey

Signed Chicago Blackhawks Pucks

Chicago Blackhawks Signed Pucks

Signed Chicago Blackhawks Sticks

Chicago Blackhawks Team Signed Stick

Top eBay Listings

Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks Signed Autograph NHL Hockey Jersey JSA W769069
$179.99

BOBBY HULL "HOF 1983" AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 8x10 PHOTO
$35.00

BOBBY HULL SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS '61 CUP JERSEY JSA
$399.99

BOBBY HULL Signed Chicago Blackhawks Red CCM Jersey
$300.00

DARREN PANG Signed CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 8X10 Photo w COA
$24.95

KRIS VERSTEEG SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS RBK JERSEY JSA
$299.99

Antti Niemi Signed Hockey Puck, San Jose Sharks, SJ, Chicago Blackhawks, Proof
$69.99

BOBBY HULL Signed Chicago Blackhawks White CCM Jersey
$299.99

CHRIS CHELIOS Signed DETROIT RED WINGS 8 x 10 PHOTO w PROOF AUTO COA AUTOGRAPH
$26.49

BRENT SEABROOK SIGNED 2015 ALL STAR GAME PUCK CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
$39.96

PHIL HOUSLEY SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK
$27.96

CHRIS CHELIOS HOF 2013 SIGNED MONTREAL CANADIENS PUCK w PROOF AUTO COA AUTOGRAPH
$40.69

DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK
$23.96

CHRIS CHELIOS Signed DETROIT RED WINGS 8 x 10 PHOTO #2 w PROOF AUTO AUTOGRAPH
$26.49

CHRIS CHELIOS HOF 2013 SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS PUCK w PROOF AUTO COA AUTOGRAPH
$39.12

DUNCAN KEITH SIGNED 2015 ALL STAR GAME PUCK CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
$55.96
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Tickets

Chicago Blackhawks Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Chicago Blackhawks play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NHL 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.

Chicago Blackhawks Seating Chart at the United Center

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 Chicago Blackhawks tickets. Be aware that the NHL regular season basically runs from October until the end of April. The playoffs continue until late June.

Hot List

Chicago Blackhawks Hot List

Check out the most watched Chicago Blackhawks 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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