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 OYO Sports Mini Figure: Tommy Hawk
$12.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Men's Raise the Flag Triple Peak T-shirt Large
$33.62

Chicago Blackhawks NHL American Needle Bluebird Cuffed Pom Beanie Knit Hat
$27.16

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Men's City Flag T-shirt XLarge Majestic Athletic
$29.63

Chicago Blackhawks NHL American Needle Camo Cuffed Pom Knit Hat
$33.62

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

Chicago Blackhawks T-Shirt - NHL
$24.99

1934 Chicago BlackHawks Stanley Cup Ring Molson Canadian 2016 NHL Rare Size 10.5
$19.25

Nhl Chicago Blackhawks Garden Gnome
$19.15

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Official NHL Team Desk Alarm Clock New!
$24.90

Men's Rinkside Black Chicago Blackhawks Fan Big Primary Logo T-Shirt - NHL
$21.99
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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

Mitchell & Ness NHL Chicago Blackhawks Waxed Canvas Strapback OSFA #12763
$29.99

Vintage Chicago Blackhawks Away Showalter NHL Hockey Jersey Size Small by Bauer
$359.20

Chicago Blackhawks New Era 6 Cups 9FIFTY Snpaback-10497
$33.99

Chicago Blackhawks New Era 6 Cups 9FIFTY Snpaback-10497
$33.99

OTH BRIDGE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HOCKEY HAT M L MSRP $25
$18.99

New Era Chicago Blackhawks 9Fifty Men's Snapback Black Red 11196460
$27.95

New Era Chicago Blackhawks 9Fifty Men's Snapback Black Red 11196460
$27.95

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NHL SNAPBACK HAT FLAT BRIM NEW CAP BY ZEPHYR C44
$20.96

New Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Hat Fitted 7 3 4 Black New Era Bauer 59FIFTY
$75.00

NHL CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS GRAY LOGO T SHIRT EXTRA NICE WOMEN L QUICK FREE SHIPPER
$14.99

Chicago Blackhawks Womans Top Shirt Nhl Licensed New Tags Carl Banks M, L $35
$23.99

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Mens Tee Majestic T-Shirt,XL
$13.99

New Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Hat small-medium Black New Era Bauer 39FIFTY
$75.00

New Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane Hat Medium large Black New Era Bauer 39FIFTY
$75.00

Chicago blackhawks Men's XL Varsity Jacket
$17.99

New Era 5950 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Team Cap National Hockey League NHL Fitted Hat
$26.55
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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

Jeremy Roenick Signed Photo - BHAWKS)(RED POSE 8x10 - Mounted -Item #2036473
$56.95

DENNIS SAVARD AUTO partial stick BLACKHAWKS HOF2000 psa dna quick
$29.99

1970 1971 OPC #234 TONY ESPOSITO All-Star SGC Authentic Signed Autographed Card
$225.00

TREVOR DALEY SIGNED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK PROOF COA 1
$29.99

BOBBY HULL SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK
$35.00

BRIAN CAMPBELL SIGNED 2010 STANLEY CUP CHAMPS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS PUCK PROOF COA
$29.99

Bobby Hull Brett Hull Chicago Blackhawks Signed Autograph Hockey Puck JSA K68138
$129.99

Ed Belfour signed Blackhawks 1990's Sports Card Review magazine card Psa-Dna
$45.00

Alexei Zhamnov signed Chicago Blackhawks Official Game puck
$29.00

Alexei Zhamnov signed Chicago Blackhawks Valentine Surprise hockey puck
$34.00

Bobby Hull signed Blackhawks 1993 Sports Illustrated card Psa-Dna
$45.00

Chris Chelios signed Blackhawks 1991 Pocket Price Guide magazine card Psa-Dna
$45.00

Bobby Hull Signed Chicago Black Hawks HOF 1983 Classic 8x10 Photo
$39.95

Michel Goulet signed Chicago Blackhawks official game puck
$26.00

Tony Esposito signed Chicago Blackhawks Official Game puck
$49.99

TED LINDSAY - AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS w ICEBOX LOA
$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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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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