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 Center Ice Red Edition Starter Hockey Jacket LG L vintage
$124.99

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Brian Bickell #29 Jersey Pin - NEW
$6.99

Vtg 90s LEE Sport Chicago Blackhawks Crewneck Sweatshirt sz XL Extra Large NHL
$39.99

Chicago Blackhawks "Split Time" Two-Tone Logo T-Shirt NHL Reebok Official Tee
$21.24

Chicago Blackhawks "Split Time" Two-Tone Logo T-Shirt NHL Reebok Official Tee
$21.24

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Jonathan Toews #19 Jersey Pin - NEW
$6.99

Alta Gracia (Fair Trade) Chicago Blackhawks Women's Gray Amelia T-Shirt
$29.95

Alta Gracia (Fair Trade) Chicago Blackhawks Women's Gray Amelia T-Shirt
$29.95

Alta Gracia (Fair Trade) Chicago Blackhawks Women's Gray Amelia T-Shirt
$29.95

Alta Gracia (Fair Trade) Chicago Blackhawks Women's Gray Amelia T-Shirt
$29.95

Reebok Chicago Blackhawks CCM Pullover Hoodie - Black
$84.95

Reebok Chicago Blackhawks CCM Pullover Hoodie - Black
$84.95

Reebok Chicago Blackhawks CCM Pullover Hoodie - Black
$84.95

Mens Puma Chicago Blackhawks Light Pullover Windbreaker Jacket sz L Large SEWN
$29.99

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS "REEBOK" ORIGINAL 6 T SHIRT (LARGE) NWT 2013 V BRUINS NW TA
$7.99

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HAT, CAP NHL-ADJUSTABLE-BLACK- SPECIAL!!!!
$10.98
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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

Vintage Chicago Blackhawks Adjustable NHL Hat xfht041
$26.00

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NHL SNAPBACK HAT FLAT BRIM NEW CAP BY ZEPHYR G55
$24.95

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NHL SNAPBACK CAMOUFLAGE CAP HAT NEW BY ZEPHYR F-44
$21.95

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NHL SNAPBACK HAT FLAT BRIM NEW CAP BY REEBOK G55
$24.95

Vintage Hockey NHL Chicago Blackhawks Old Logo Long Sleeve T-Shirt Womens M
$14.50

47 Brand Chicago Blackhawks Strapback Hat Grey Red Gold snapback
$25.99

New Era Chicago Blackhawks Natural Camo League Basic Two-Tone 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

New Era Chicago Blackhawks Natural Camo League Basic Two-Tone 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

New Era Chicago Blackhawks Natural Camo League Basic Two-Tone 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$34.95

Chicago Blackhawks Official NHL Black Zipper Hoodie Hoody Lined Sweatshirt RARE!
$124.99

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Hat! One Size Fits All. Forty Seven Brand
$19.99

Nhl Hockey Chicago Blackhawks Hat. One Sz. Fits All! Brand New With Tags
$19.99

Mens Chicago Blackhawks New Era Camo Camoflect 59FIFTY Fitted Hat
$35.95

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS YOUTH REEBOK JERSEY SIZE L
$12.99

RETRO NHL Chicago Blackhawks Pom Beanie knit Black tri American Needle NWT Kane
$17.99

The STANLEY CUP Is Back In CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Hockey 2010 NHL Shirt New! NWT MED
$9.95
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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

HOF BOBBY HULL 1992-93 UPPER DECK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #43 BLACK HAWKS
$23.96

HOF STAN MIKITA 1977-78 O-PEE-CHEE SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #195 BLACK HAWKS
$31.96

HOF TONY ESPOSITO 1978-79 TOPPS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD #250 BLACK HAWKS
$23.96

2010 BLACKHAWKS TEAM SIGNED GOALIE HELMET
$1,595.00

Signed ANTTI RAANTA #31 Chicago Blackhawks Autograph Red Jersey Size 52 XL
$131.31

Autograph Trevor Van Riemsdyk #57 Chicago Blackhawks Signed Red Jersey 2XL
$129.57

Autograph Trevor Van Riemsdyk #57 Chicago Blackhawks Signed Red Jersey Large
$149.57

MICHEL GOULET Signed 1980 OPC Rookie Hockey Card #67 Nordiques Blackhawks PSA it
$29.99

Bobby Hull Signed 8x10 Photo Chicago Blackhawks Autographed NHL TRISTAR
$39.00

STAN MIKITA CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NHL AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PICTURE PHOTO HOF
$59.95

Stan Mikita Cut Signature PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph *5102
$39.00

Stan Mikita Index Card PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph Signed *5100
$49.00

Autographed Patrick Kane Blackhawks 16x20 Photo Item#4646001
$219.95

BRYAN BICKELL Signed Chicago Blackhawks Red Reebok Jersey
$237.99

1989 -90 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS TEAM SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED MATTED PHOTO - 13 AUTOS
$85.95

DARREN PANG Signed 1988 O-PEE-CHEE Rookie Card #51 Chicago BLACKHAWKS PSA DNA
$39.99
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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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