Cleveland Cavaliers Collecting and Fan Guide

Cleveland Cavaliers

Franchise Founded: 1970
Championships: 0
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.5


Overview

2005 06 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos Lebron James LLLJ 50 213x300 ImageThe Cleveland Cavaliers may still be without an NBA title, but the team has been in the basketball spotlight for many years thanks to LeBron James. With James back on board, the team looks to be a frontrunner for NBA success going forward and a collecting hotbed.

The team first emerged in 1970 as an NBA expansion team. Just a few years later, the Cavs made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1975-76, but that is the furthest they would progress until the King arrived.

Even though they were unable to bring home a championship, Cleveland enjoyed a consistent winning period in the late-80s and early-to-mid-90s. Things unraveled heading into the new millennium and culminated with a particularly terrible season in 2002-03, in which the team went 17-65.

The Cavaliers would turn that forgettable season into the number one overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, selecting Akron's own LeBron James. From there, Cleveland became one of the most relevant teams in basketball because of their new superstar. Although the team attempted to surround LBJ with talent and help him bring Cleveland their first title, they still came up short. LeBron James left in free agency to join the Miami Heat, causing a huge rift in the fan base that had built around him and the team.

Once again, Cleveland returned to bad basketball, nearly matching their terrible record from 2002-03 and winning the number one overall pick. This time they selected Kyrie Irving, an immensely talented, but injury-prone point guard. Although the team kept adding young talent, they regularly found themselves in the lottery thanks to four consecutive losing seasons.

The 2014 offseason marked a significant turning point for the team as LeBron James returned to his original team, immediately making the Cavs favorites for the NBA title and putting all eyes on Cleveland. The team was not done, later orchestrating a trade for perennial All-Star Kevin Love in exchange for some of their stockpile of young talent, including two number one overall picks, Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins.

While LeBron James already won titles with Miami, he came home to win more in Cleveland. Now in his prime, anything less than several more NBA championships will be viewed as a failure. If the team produces as expected, collecting interest in the team will explode.

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

TTM Autographs

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 it is not a lock, Cavs' 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 Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena
1 Center Court
Cleveland, OH 44115-4001

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Cleveland Cavaliers Adidas Cuffed Pom Knit Hat KL13Z NWT
$19.79
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LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers #23 vintage jersey, boys XL (18-20) NBA, Reebok
$17.99
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Antawn Jamison Cleveland Cavaliers jersey - Youth XL
$20.00
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LEBRON JAMES Cleveland Cavaliers NBA # 23 1st time in Cleveland Cap Hat
$29.99
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Lebron James 2014 Adidas All Star Game Jersey Size M Cleveland Cavs Miami Heat
$59.99
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Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers #23 NBA Jersey Nike SZ XXL L+2 orig CAVS E+UC
$39.00
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NEW NBA NEW CLEVELAND CAVALIERS ADULT LARGE HOODIE SWEATSHIRT
$19.99
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Big & Tall Zip way Cleveland Cavaliers Sleeveless Shirt 4XL
$30.00
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Vintage Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James Reebok Swingman Jersey XL Sewn EUC
$49.99
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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS NBA TEAM WINTER SCARF
$13.56
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Cleveland Cavaliers Z Stretch Doll
$10.00
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NBA CLEVELAND CAVALIERS LEBRON JAMES REEBOK JERSEY SIZE YOUTH LARGE
$13.00
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Cleveland Cavaliers Hoodie
$10.00
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LeBron James - Cleveland Newspaper - The Plain Dealer - SAT JULY 12 14 (go cavs)
$21.99
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2004 REEBOK LEBRON JAMES CLEVELAND CAVALIERS CAVS AUTHENTIC NBA ROOKIE JERSEY 52
$149.99
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Vintage Lebron James Rookie Adidas Jersey #23 Cleveland Cavs kids size s #302G
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Fan Gear

Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey Guide

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Cleveland Cavaliers Signature Sneakers

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Cleveland Cavaliers T-Shirts & Hats

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NOS Vtg 1994 CAVS NBA PLAYOFFS T Shirt SM Black Cleveland Cavaliers 90s NEW NWT
$19.95
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(obo) CLEVELAND CAVS BASKETBALL NBA BASEBALL CAP ADJUSTABLE HAT
$19.95
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NIKE ZOOM LEBRON 2 II Black White Crimson Red size 11.5 preowned Cleveland Cavs
$299.99
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LEBRON JAMES Adidas 23 MVP CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Cavs 2009 T-Shirt Size XL
$9.99
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RARE MEN'S SIZE LARGE NIKE DRI-FIT T-SHIRT LEBRON JAMES CLEVELAND CAVALIERS NBA
$23.23
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vtg Seattle Sonics Charlotte Hornets New York Knicks Cleveland Cavs t shirt 9799
$19.99
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"'THE KING IS BACK" Lebron Cleveland James Cavaliers T-Shirt 2XL XXL
$11.99
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Brand new cleveland cavaliers snapback lebron james 23 vintage cavs Mitchell
$26.77
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Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers 3XL Mens Navy Blue T-Shirt NWOT Retail $32
$9.95
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LG06103 *UNUSED* VINTAGE **CLEVELAND CAVALIERS** PRO BASEBALL TEAM BELT BUCKLE
$8.00
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T-SHIRT LEBRON JAMES CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BASKETBALL KING JAMES CAVS
$8.88
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Cleveland Cavaliers 1972 Retro Shooting Shirt Jacket Jersey Warm-up Lebron NBA
$99.99
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LEBRON JAMES cleveland cavs nba basketball classic vintage photo glossy t-shirt
$13.99
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LEBRON JAMES cleveland cavs nba basketball classic vintage photo glossy t-shirt
$13.99
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LEBRON JAMES cleveland cavs nba basketball classic vintage photo glossy t-shirt
$13.99
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LEBRON JAMES cleveland cavs nba basketball classic vintage photo glossy t-shirt
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Cards

Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Card Guide

The team does boast several home-grown All-Stars and a few NBA greats who spent their last years with the team, but for collectors the Cavaliers are all about LeBron James. View cards for the top former and current players below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Cleveland Cavaliers All-Time Greats

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Top Current Players

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Autographs

Cleveland Cavaliers 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 Cleveland Cavaliers Photographs

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Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James Signed Jersey Image

Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Sneakers

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Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Basketballs

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Signed Basketball Image

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Kyrie Irving CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Signed Full Size Basketball PSA DNA COA
$199.99
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DION WAITERS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO CLEVELAND CAVALIERS CAVS SYRACUSE AUTOGRAPH RARE
$49.99
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Andrew Wiggins #21 Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey AUTO Size L JSA COA
$42.22
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ANDERSON VAREJAO SIGNED FRAMED 12X12 FLOORBOARD CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
$103.99
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Luke Jackson "Cleveland Cavaliers" Autographed NBA Basketball 8x10 Photo w Coa
$49.99
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Cleveland Cavaliers ANTHONY BENNETT Signed Autographed Logo Basketball COA PROOF
$79.99
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Cleveland Cavaliers ANTHONY BENNETT Signed Autographed Basketball Floor PROOF!
$49.99
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Cleveland Cavaliers ANTHONY BENNETT Signed Autographed Basketball Photo PROOF!
$49.99
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Cleveland Cavaliers ANTHONY BENNETT Signed Autographed Basketball Photo PROOF!
$49.99
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Lebron James Rookie Cleveland Cavaliers Home Jersey, AUTOGRAPHED, Upper Deck UDA
$895.00
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Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers Autographed 8x10 Photo W COA Great Signature
$29.00
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Dion Waiters Signed Autographed 8x10 photo Cleveland Cavaliers Syracuse Orange
$24.99
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LeBron James CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Autographed Signed Card UD Phenomenal Beginning
$39.99
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LeBron James MIAMI HEAT Cleveland Cavaliers Autographed Signed 8 x 10 Photo COA
$69.95
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MARK PRICE SIGNED FRAMED 12X12 FLOORBOARD CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AUTOGRAPHED
$99.99
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KYRIE IRVING SIGNED BASKETBALL CLEVELAND CAVALIERS AUTOGRAPHED JSA COA
$109.99
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Tickets

Cleveland Cavaliers Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NBA 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 arena.

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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 link to each ticket source for any available Cleveland Cavaliers tickets. Be aware that the NBA regular season basically runs from November to April and the playoffs continue until mid-June.

Hot List

Cleveland Cavaliers Hot List

Check out the most watched Cleveland Cavaliers 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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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Comments

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