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 #:50The 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

Top eBay Listings

Cleveland Cavaliers Gold Colored Money Clip
$14.95

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey LeBron 2016
$40.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Official NBA Blank House Key SC1 68 SC168 Free Shipping!
$5.95

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey LeBron 2k16
$40.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey LeBron 2k16 LBJ
$40.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey LeBron 2k16 LBJ
$40.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey LeBron 2k16
$40.99

Cleveland Cavaliers 27'' x 37'' Vintage Vertical Banner Flag - NBA
$24.99

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2016 NBA CHAMPIONS AWESOME SNAPBACK CAP
$22.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99

Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James Kyrie Irving Kevin Love Jersey T-Shirt S-XL
$15.99
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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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Top eBay Listings

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS REFLECTIVE 3M ARCH SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NBA
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS C LOGO SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NBA C-SWORD
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS SPACE KNIT VISOR SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NBA
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 3M TONAL REFLECTIVE SCRIPT SNAPBACK HAT CAVS
$22.50

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS RETRO CURSIVE SCRIPT SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS CAMO STAR SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NBA
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS XL LOGO 2 TONE SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NM04Z
$20.00

MITCHELL & NESS CLEVELAND CAVALIERS C LOGO SNAPBACK HAT CAVS CAP NBA
$20.00

Vintage 1990's Old Logo Cleveland Cavs Fanatic 2 Sided T-Shirt Medium Cavaliers
$17.50

new era Cleveland Cavaliers navy snapback hat authentic authentic supreme
$20.00

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$14.95

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$14.95

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$14.95

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$14.95

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$14.95

NBA Finals 2016 Champions T-Shirt - Cleveland Cavaliers
$19.95
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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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1978-79 Topps Walt Frazier

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

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Signed Photograph

Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Jerseys

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James Signed Jersey

Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Sneakers

LeBron James Signed Sneakers

Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Basketballs

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Signed Basketball

Top eBay Listings

KEVIN LOVE Hand Signed Cleveland Cavaliers Curve Display UDA LE 50
$349.00

KYRIE IRVING Hand Signed 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Yellow Jersey PANINI
$389.00

KYRIE IRVING Autographed Cleveland Cavaliers White Jersey PANINI
$389.00

2015 16 NBA Champion- Authentic Cleveland Cavaliers Team Autographed Basketball
$600.00

Kyrie Irving Signed Cleveland Cavaliers 11x14 Photo Champions JSA Auth
$124.99

LEBRON JAMES signed Cleveland Cavaliers Home Jersey ( PASS LOA )
$479.95

Brad Daugherty Cleveland Cavaliers Auto Signed 8x10 Photo B2 COA GFA
$24.50

Cleveland Cavaliers #2 KYRIE IRVING Signed Autographed Warm Up Jersey NBA CHAMPS
$324.99

Cleveland Cavaliers #2 KYRIE IRVING Signed Autographed Warm Up Jersey NBA CHAMPS
$324.99

Kyrie Irving CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Autographed Signed 8 x 10 Photo COA
$43.15

LeBron James Autographed Jersey NBA Basketball LBJ Cleveland Cavaliers Cavs King
$2,023.99

JR SMITH cleveland cavaliers HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO WITNESS COA
$24.99

BREVIN KINGHT Signed 8x10 Cleveland Cavaliers Autograph Photo TRISTAR Certified
$21.83

JR SMITH cleveland cavaliers HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO WITNESS COA !
$24.99

JR SMITH cleveland cavaliers HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO WITNESS COA !
$24.99

TIMOFEY MOZGOV CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FINALS CHAMPS AKRON PAPER SIGNED IN PERSON
$29.95
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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.

Cleveland Cavaliers Seating Chart

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. In more recent years 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 or Google+.

User Comments

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