Detroit Red Wings Collecting and Fan Guide

Detroit Red Wings

Franchise Founded: 1926
Championships: 11
Team Collectibility Rating: 9.0


Overview

As an "Original Six" team, the Detroit Red Wings have a long and storied history of success in the NHL. They have won 11 Stanley Cup championships, which is the most by any American franchise, to date. Founded in 1926, the team played their home games at Olympia Stadium for 40 years before moving into their current confines of Joe Louis Arena.

The franchise had early success, winning the Stanley Cup three times between 1936 and 1943. Those squads were led by team captains, Doug Young and Sid Abel. Ted Lindsay was a star of those teams and legendary coach, Jack Adams, manned the bench.

The team began a glory era shortly after Gordie Howe joined the team in 1946. Many consider Howe to be the greatest hockey player to ever live. Howe not only possessed the ability to score, but was a solid defender and someone who was willing to drop the gloves when necessary. Howe would go on to be a key factor in the Red Wings dominance during the 1950s, an era in which they won four Stanley Cup titles.

The team struggled severely from 1967 to 1982, a period of time in which fans gloomily referred to the club as the "Dead Wings." That all changed in 1983, when the Detroit Red Wings drafted future superstar, Steve Yzerman. The prior year, the team was sold to current owner, Mike Illitch, who had founded Little Caesars Pizza. Illitch made a commitment to winning and soon started to liberally add star talent in the form of Mike Vernon, Adam Oates, Sergei Federov, Nick Lidstrom, Paul Coffey and Vladimir Konstantinov.

However, the arrival of Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman marked the point when things really began to turn around for the Detroit Red Wings. The organization added additional talent to the roster with Brendan Shanahan, Larry Murphy and Igor Larionov, to name a few. The perfect storm of young talent, veteran superstars, championship winning coach, and an owner with deep pockets, all culminated in the Red Wings winning the Stanley Cup in 1997. It was the organization's first since 1955. The team would go on to win The Cup the following year as well, securing the Red Wings' success for years to come.

Since that time, the Red Wings have won two additional Stanley Cups. They have also seen the coming and going of established free agents like Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Dominik Hasek, among others.

The team has seen the rise of a new generation of hockey stars in Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. This era coincided with the retirement of some of the team's and league's all-time best players, like Nicklas Lidstrom, longtime-captain, Steve Yzerman, and fan favorite, Chris Chelios.

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

TTM AutographsDetroit Red Wings TTM Auto - Johan Franzen

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 the results are never guaranteed, Wings' 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 Detroit Red Wings
19 Steve Yzerman Dr
Detroit, MI 48226

Top eBay Listings

NHL Detroit Red Wings 14oz Sculpted Ceramic Relief Mug
$24.99

Steve Yzerman GFI DECORA WALL PLATE Detroit Red Wings
$7.99

Detroit Red Wings Hat by Mitchell Ness " New "
$25.00

DARREN McCARTY DETROIT RED WINGS MINI BANNER
$9.99

Detroit Red Wings Datsyuk Player Tshirt Reebok Mens Small
$25.00

Detroit Red Wings Adjustable New Era Hat New
$30.00

Detroit Red Wings Zetterberg Player Tshirt New Mens Small Reebok
$30.00

Detroit Red Wings NHL 11"x17" Car Window Cling Decal by Wincraft 67126613
$14.99

Detroit Red Wings Wing Nut Hat
$29.95

OFFICIAL DETROIT RED WINGS WING NUT HAT KEY CHAIN
$5.95

Detroit Red Wings Leather Tri-fold Wallet
$37.99

Detroit Red Wings Leather Bi-fold Wallet
$37.99

DETROIT RED WINGS NHL STANLEY CUP PEZ DISPENSER CANADA ONLY LIMITED EDITION
$9.99

Detroit Red Wings - Pewter NHL Jersey Christmas Ornament - Holiday Ornament
$11.99

NHL Reebok Detroit Red Wings #40 Hockey Shirt New X-LG
$9.90

2002 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Hockey Championship Ring Size 10 US
$34.90
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Fan Gear

Detroit Red Wings Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Detroit Red Wings' 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.

Detroit Red Wings Jersey Guide

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Detroit Red Wings T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

AWESOME Vintage 1997 DETROIT RED WINGS NHL STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS SHIRT YZERMAN
$14.19

AWESOME Vintage 2008 NHL FINALS DETROIT RED WINGS HANK ZETTERBERG T SHIRT SWEDEN
$14.19

AWESOME Vintage DETROIT RED WINGS LONG SLEEVE Shirt VTG JERSEY Roger Edwards NHL
$12.99

AWESOME Vintage 1998 DETROIT RED WINGS CUP CHAMPS Shirt VTG JERSEY
$12.99

NHL Detroit Red Wings Pullover Lightweight Jacket
$28.97

NHL Detroit Red Wings Pullover Lightweight Jacket
$28.97

New! NHL Detroit Red Wings Pullover Lightweight Jacket
$19.97

New! NHL Detroit Red Wings Pullover Lightweight Jacket
$19.97

Men's Large Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Championship T-Shirt NWT 2002
$5.00

NHL HOCKEY T-SHIRT DETROIT RED WINGS MED - XL - GRAY
$15.99

Detroit Red Wings Snapback
$18.00

New NHL Detroit Red Wings Backpack in Black PG-NHL-BPCK-DRW PROTECT DURABLE SOFT
$12.74

DETROIT RED WINGS 3 PIECE CREEPER SET (BIB BOOTIES ONSIE) CHECK SIZES
$19.98

New Original Retro Brand NHL Detroit Red Wings Vintage Style Mens T-Shirt
$36.11

Detroit Red Wings Zephyr Dark Ice Curved Bill Fitted Hat NHL Baseball Cap NEW
$27.97

Detroit Red Wings Zephyr Dark Ice Curved Bill Fitted Hat NHL Baseball Cap NEW
$27.97
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Cards

Detroit Red Wings Hockey Card Guide

While many teams have several top players in their history, the Detroit Red Wings 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 Detroit Red Wings below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Detroit Red Wings

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Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall did not have a Detroit Red Wings card produced. His first card appears after he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Andy Bathgate, Dino Ciccarelli, Marcel Dionne, Chris Chelios, Tomas Holstrom, Viacheslav Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Brett Hull, Red Kelly, Darren McCarty, Joey Kocur, Slava Kozlov, Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon, Paul Coffey, Adam Oates, Doug Harvey, Darryl Sittler, Luc Robitaille, Eddie Giacomin.

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Detroit Red Wings 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 Detroit Red Wings Photographs

Detroit Red Wings Team Signed Photo

Signed Detroit Red Wings Jerseys

Detroit Red Wings Team Signed Jersey

Signed Detroit Red Wings Pucks

Detroit Red Wings Signed Puck Lot

Signed Detroit Red Wings Sticks

Detroit Red Wings Signed Stick Lot

Top eBay Listings

Gordie Howe Signed Autograph Detroit Red Wings Zellers Issued Post Card J9
$49.99

BORJE SALMING DETROIT RED WINGS SIGNED 8"x10" PHOTO w COA
$22.49

Kris Draper "Red Wings" Autographed Puck w Coa
$26.24

PAVEL DATSYUK Signed 2014 Winter Classic Official Game Puck - Detroit Red Wings
$89.99

PAVEL DATSYUK Detroit Red Wings Autographed 8x10 Photo - 70261
$64.99

PAVEL DATSYUK Signed 2014 Winter Classic 8 x 10 Photo - Detroit Red Wings 70024
$74.99

VLADIMIR KONSTANTINOV SIGNED 1992 UPPER DECK CARD #594 PSA DNA AUTO RED WINGS
$174.99

NICKLAS LIDSTROM SIGNED 1991 PRO SET ROOKIE CARD #610 PSA DNA AUTO RED WINGS
$174.99

TED LINDSAY DETROIT RED WINGS AUTOGRAPHED 13x16 photo
$24.99

MICKEY REDMOND SIGNED O-PEE-CHEE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA Auto GEM MINT 10 RED WINGS
$249.99

MICKEY REDMOND SIGNED O-PEE-CHEE ROOKIE CARD PSA DNA Auto RED WINGS - CANADIENS
$149.99

BRETT HULL SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS PUCK PSA DNA V72360
$99.99

DOMINIK HASEK SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS PUCK PSA DNA V72362
$99.99

BUDD LYNCH SIGNED DETROIT RED WINGS PUCK PSA DNA V72366
$99.99

Ted Lindsay signed vintage Red Wings photo
$75.00

PAUL COFFEY SIGNED PHILADELPHIA FLYERS NHL HOCKEY 8X10 PHOTO JSA
$39.99
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Tickets

Detroit Red Wings Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings 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.

Detroit Red Wings 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 links below to each ticket source for available Detroit Red Wings 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

Detroit Red Wings Hot List

Check out the most watched Detroit Red Wings 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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