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

NEW Great Chicago Blackhawks Flag Hockey NHL 3x5 ft Tommy Hawk Banner National
$14.90

Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Kids Reebok Hooded Sweatshirt Medium (10 12) New
$17.99

Chicago Blackhawks Fan Mask New In Package Nhl Licensed Goalie Hockey Man Cave
$19.99

Patrick Kane #88 Chicago Blackhawks Wincraft Collector Player Felt Pennant
$11.99

NHL Chicago Blackhawks Mitchell and Ness Arch Logo Fitted Cap Hat M
$27.99

NHL Chicago Blackhawks Mitchell and Ness Arch Logo Fitted Cap Hat M
$27.99

"CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS" IPhone Phone Cover, NIB, by LUXMO, #91063, Retail New $25+
$10.99

Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith T Shirt Size XL!! Stanley Cup MVP!!!
$14.95

Corey Crawford CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Reebok NHL sewn JERSEY Youth Large XL NWT
$77.52

47 Brand Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Team Baseball Cap Red Hat New OSFA
$14.39

Vtg 1988 Chicago Blackhawks Crewneck Sweatshirt XL Black Gray 50 50 80s NHL
$75.00

NEW-MENDED NHL Chicago Blackhawks YOUTH Medium M 10 12 Shirt 19TM
$9.34

TWO CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NEOPRENE POCKET CAN KADDYS FROM KOLDER.
$8.99

NHL Chicago Blackhawks Snapback Hat Cap Reebok Black Red
$19.99

NHL Chicago Blackhawks Snapback Hat Cap Reebok Red Black
$19.99

Chicago Blackhawks Stadium Series Knit Hat - 2014 - New With Tags - RARE
$34.00
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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

Chicago Blackhawks Madhouse on Madison Black T Shirt 100% Cotton Size Size 2XL
$19.53

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$19.25

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$17.95

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$17.95

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$17.95

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$17.95

Chicago Blackhawks Black Distressed Tomahawk T-Shirt-9125-9151
$20.25

47 Brand Twins NBA MLB NHL Snapback Strapback Hat For Air Jordan supreme 3 6 11
$29.99

47 Brand Twins NBA MLB NHL Snapback Strapback Hat For Air Jordan supreme 3 6 11
$21.99

47 Brand Twins NBA MLB NHL Snapback Strapback Hat For Air Jordan supreme 3 6 11
$23.99

47 Brand Twins NBA MLB NHL Snapback Strapback Hat For Air Jordan supreme 3 6 11
$19.99

Reebok Mens LARGE Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Finals 2010 Heather Red T-shirt
$23.04

Men's "REEBOK" NHL Chicago Blackhawks Black Stanley Cup T-Shirt Size MED
$6.00

Chicago Blackhawks Vintage Logo Champion T Shirt Short Sleeve Classic Tee New
$22.99

Chicago Blackhawks Vintage Logo Champion T Shirt Short Sleeve Classic Tee New
$23.99

Chicago Blackhawks Vintage Logo Champion T Shirt Short Sleeve Classic Tee New
$23.99
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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

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Top Current Players & Prospects

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

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 Auto'd Flyers 8x10 Photo Picture PSA DNA COA Autograph
$29.99

GORDIE HOWE AND BOBBY HULL Autographed NHL All Star 8x10 Photo - 70200
$249.99

DENNIS HULL AND BOBBY HULL Autographed Chicago Blackhawks 8x10 Photo - 70353
$84.99

Niklas Hjalmarsson Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed Logo Puck
$109.95

Andrew Desjardins Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed Logo Puck
$99.95

DENNIS HULL Signed Chicago Blackhawks 8 x 10 Photo -70296
$34.99

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS JONATHAN TOEWS SIGNED 1ST HAT TRICK HARD HAT SGA JSA AUTH!!!!
$189.19

CERTIFIED BOBBY HULL AUTOGRAPH ON A NUMBERED NHL PUCK!!
$21.87

JONATHAN TOEWS Team Canada Olympics 2010 Gold SIGNED f s Hockey Stick w COA
$220.99

PATRICK KANE Chicago Blackhawks SIGNED Stanley Cup 2013 Hockey Stick w COA
$229.49

JEREMY ROENICK IP AUTO SIGNED 8X10 PHOTOGRAPH CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS !!
$24.99

PATRICK SHARP SIGNED & INSCRIBED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 2010 CUP JERSEY PSA DNA
$449.99

Andrew Desjardins Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed 8x10 Raise Cup Photo
$54.95

Andrew Desjardins Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed Skating Photo 16x20
$144.94

Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Desjardins 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed 16x20 Photo
$64.95

Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Desjardins 2015 Stanley Cup Champs Signed 8x10 Photo
$54.95
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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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