Detroit Tigers Collecting and Fan Guide

Detroit Tigers

Franchise Founded: 1894
Championships: 4
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

The Detroit Tigers are one of baseball's oldest teams and are known for their blue collar fan base. Through the years, the team has emulated that work ethic. From the hard-nosed play of Ty Cobb, to the fundamental-driven teams led by manager Sparky Anderson, the Detroit Tigers have always prided themselves on hard work and consistency. This strong tradition, combined with a star-filled current team, makes the Detroit Tigers one of the top collecting options in baseball.

When you talk about the history and tradition of the Detroit Tigers, one name immediately comes to mind. Ty Cobb is widely considered one of the best players the game has ever seen and was part of the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame class in 1936. Ty Cobb's baseball cards and sports memorabilia are at the pinnacle of all sports collectibles.

Despite winning the American League pennant on numerous occasions with Cobb, the team always fell short in the World Series. That changed in 1935 when the Tigers won their first World Series largely thanks to Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin and Mickey Cochrane. The team would win another title in 1945 with the timely return of Hank Greenberg from World War II military service. The team's pitching ace, Hal Newhouser, became the game's first pitcher to win back-to-back MVP awards. Newhouser also won the pitching Triple Crown with 25 wins, an ERA of 1.81 and 212 strikeouts.

The Tigers' two additional championships came in 1968 and 1984. The periodic success of the franchise, highlighted with long intervals devoid of World Series titles, has kept the team's fan base ever hopeful of a return to postseason glory.

The Tigers have fielded some remarkable teams through the years, including the '84 team led by manager Sparky Anderson. The roster was laden with talent and exhibited the chemistry needed for teams to win championships. Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson, Lance Parrish, Alan Trammel, and Lou Whitaker are just a handful of the names that provided the Tigers' faithful with a postseason spectacle.

In more recent years, the Tigers have rebuilt themselves into a competitive team, winning A.L. Central Division titles in 2011, 2012 and 2013. They also won the American League Championship Series in both 2006 and 2012. Led by young prospects, veteran pitching and aggressive free agent signings, the team has shown a commitment to winning, making them one of the most watched teams in baseball.

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

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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, Tigers' 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 Tigers
2100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Top eBay Listings

Detroit Tigers Beer Charm Tigers Wine Charm Detroit Tigers Charms Baseball Charm
$12.00

Detroit Tigers Cooler 12 Can
$20.00

Detroit Tigers Sport Visor Classic MLB Patch Logo Stone New Cool
$14.99

Detroit Tigers Sport Visor Classic MLB Patch Logo Stone New Cool
$14.99

Miguel Cabrera #24 Detroit Tigers Bobblehead
$20.00

Detroit Tigers Car Window Decal 8 Inch Decal Pink
$8.50

Detroit Tigers, #12 AUTENTIC Jersey by Majestic, Cool Base, XL, Vintage Style
$22.49

Vintage Detroit Tigers Logo 7 Jersey Shirt Adult Medium Cabrera Verlander V-Mart
$13.99

Detroit Tigers Nike SEWN Jersey Kids Youth X-Large Miguel Cabrera Verlander NWOT
$23.99

Detroit Tigers Nike Dri-Fit Golf Polo Shirt Adult Medium Opening Day Cabrera
$13.99

Official 2012 MLB World Series San Francisco Giants vs Detroit Tigers Patch
$13.99

Detroit Tigers LS T-Shirt, Size X-Large, Brand New w Tag
$24.99

MBL DETROIT TIGERS TOWEL COTTON TOWEL DETROIT TIGERS SOUVENIR GIFT TIGERS TOWEL
$14.95

Detroit Tigers T-Shirt Chi E La Tua Tigre? Italian Who is your Tiger? Adult S
$21.99

Detroit Tigers - T Shirt - Womens - Sparkles -World Series-AL CHAMPS-Verlander
$6.95

Boelter Detroit Tigers Sculpted Latte Coffee Mug --- CLOSEOUT!
$19.95
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Fan Gear

Detroit Tigers Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Detroit Tigers Jersey Guide

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Detroit Tigers T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

MLB Mens Detroit Tigers Leather Corey Duffel Bag Black NEW
$261.99

MLB Mens Detroit Tigers Leather Top Zip Travel Bag Black NEW
$410.99

Detroit Tigers LS T-Shirt, Size X-Large, Brand New w Tag
$24.99

DETROIT TIGERS BLUE Vintage T-Shirt EMO INDIE MEDIUM M
$12.55

DETROIT TIGERS RINGER Vintage T-Shirt Baseball EMO M
$13.45

DETROIT TIGERS RINGER Vintage T-Shirt Baseball EMO S
$13.45

MLB Mens Detroit Tigers Leather Laptop Messenger Bag Black NEW
$309.99

MLB Mens Detroit Tigers Leather Porthole Laptop Briefcase Black NEW
$410.99

Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99

Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99

Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99

Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$20.99

Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99

Mens Detroit Tigers Embroidered Polo Shirt by Majestic size Medium *Baseball*
$14.00

Detroit Tigers Team Logo MLB Baseball Licensed NWT 506 Adult Crew Socks - White
$10.99

MLB Mens Detroit Tigers Ball Glove Leather Deluxe Shave Kit Tan NEW
$87.99
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Cards

Detroit Tigers Baseball Card Guide

The Detroit Tigers present a remarkable amount of card options for collectors, but the Ty Cobb stands clearly above the rest. In addition to Cobb, there is plenty of other Hall of Fame talent, as well as multiple modern stars. View cards for the top former and current members of the Detroit Tigers below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Detroit Tigers

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Hughie Jennings, Sam Thompson, Harry Heilmann, Waite Hoyt, Goose Goslin, Al Simmons, Earl Averill, Hal Newhouser, Travis Fryman, Harvey Kuenn, Chet Lemon, Dick McAuliffe, Magglio Ordonez, Tommy Bridges, Willie Horton, Norm Cash, Ivan Rodriguez

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Detroit Tigers 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 Tigers Photographs

Detroit Tigers Team Signed Photo

Signed Detroit Tigers Jerseys

Detroit Tigers Team Signed Jersey

Signed Detroit Tigers Balls

Detroit Tigers Team Signed Balls

Signed Detroit Tigers Bats

Detroit Tigers Team Signed Bat

 

Top eBay Listings

DETROIT TIGERS TOM GORZELANY SIGNED OFFICAL LEAGUE BASEBALL w COA
$24.95

1958 Topps #115 Jim Bunning HOF Tigers signed autographed JSA
$59.99

JACOB TURNER Signed Autographed BASEBALL Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers w COA
$25.99

2014 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Al Kaline Hall Of Famer Auto Autograph Tigers
$29.99

JOE NATHAN SIGNED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DETROIT TIGERS JSA COA
$60.00

Detroit Tigers Rick Porcello Auto Signed 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Card #194 K
$29.99

Autographed AL KALINE RO-A Sweetspot Ball PSA DNA certified
$55.59

George Kell (d.2009) Signed Ball Autograph Baseball JSA
$49.99

1945 Detroit Tigers Carl McNabb (d.07) Auto Signed Vintage 3x5 Index Card CM
$49.99

JIM BUNNING INSCRIBED HOF 96 SIGNED JERSEY JSA AUTHENTIC W719252 AUTOGRAPH
$159.00

CECIL FIELDER DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 16X20 PHOTO COA BIG DADDY
$99.99

George Kell Signed AL Baseball - PSA DNA
$41.00

George Kell Signed ML Baseball - PSA DNA
$41.00

George Kell Signed AL Baseball - PSA DNA
$41.00

George Kell Signed AL Baseball - PSA DNA
$37.00

George Kell Signed AL Baseball - PSA DNA
$41.00
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Tickets

Detroit Tigers Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Detroit Tigers play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, MLB 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.

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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 links below to each ticket source for available Detroit Tigers tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.

Hot List

Detroit Tigers Hot List

Check out the most watched Detroit Tigers 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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