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.

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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

Party Animal 14.5 in. H x 11.5 in. D Heavy Duty Steel Detroit Tigers Embossed Me
$21.45

MLB 6381 Detroit Tigers Baseball Floor Mat 27" Diameter
$30.16

MLB Detroit Tigers Classic Logo Gray T Shirt M
$14.99

MLB BASG130 Detriot Tigers Aviator Sunglasses
$7.30

PICN-645001381043-MLB Detroit Tigers Insulated Metro Basket
$47.95

PICN-691000001043-MLB Detroit Tigers Mini Can Cooler
$42.48

PICN-739006791043-MLB Detroit Tigers Adventure Wagon
$199.95

PICN-790001381043-MLB Detroit Tigers Monaco Folding Beach Chair
$87.95

PICN-792001381043-MLB Detroit Tigers Tranquility Portable Beach Folding Chair,
$65.95

PICN-792001751043-MLB Detroit Tigers Tranquility Portable Beach Folding Chair,
$65.95

PICN-803001381043-MLB Detroit Tigers Portable Reclining Camp Chair
$84.95

PICN-807006391043-MLB Detroit Tigers Portable Folding Fusion Chair
$149.95

PICN-811001751053-MLB Detroit Tigers Baseball Field Design Portable Folding Tab
$139.95

PICN-820001031043-MLB Detroit Tigers Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote, Orange
$38.61

PICN-820001381043-MLB Detroit Tigers Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote, Navy
$38.61

PICN-854005051033-MLB Detroit Tigers Circo Cheese Set
$39.50
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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

New Detroit Tigers J. America brand blue track jacket, (Slim 22 1 2")SZ 2XL XXL
$44.00

Vintage Detroit Tigers Shirt - 2XL - 80s Long Sleeve Baseball MLB
$59.95

New Era MLB Detroit Tigers Black On black Snapback Cap 9fifty Limited Edition
$55.51

New Era MLB Detroit Tigers Blk On Blk 7 5 8 Hat Cap 59fifty Limited Edition*VGUC
$5.74

Detroit Tigers Boutique Hair Bow Double Layer Hairbow Baseball MLB Sports Team
$6.75

Detroit Tigers Boutique Hair Bow Double Layer Hairbow Baseball MLB Sports Team
$6.75

Detroit Tigers Boutique Hair Bow Double Layer Hairbow Baseball MLB Sports Team
$6.75

Tommy Bahama Detroit Tigers Silk Shirts- Size L
$80.00

DETROIT TIGERS BASEBALL LOGO EST 1901 LARGE BLACK T-SHIRT Z483
$9.99

new DETROIT TIGERS V-neck size S Graphic S S T-shirt (Orig. $19.94)
$12.97

Detroit Tigers BLOCK American Needle Sports Specialties Logo Athletic Snapback
$37.99

DETROIT TIGERS POM VINT 90'S WINTER TOBOGGAN BEANIE SKULL KNIT HAT CAP
$15.89

Detroit Tigers Big Logo Logo Athletic Sports Specialties Snapback Starter
$32.99

Nike CJ81 Calvin Johnson Trainer Max Megatron Detroit Tigers Grey Orange-Navy
$90.00

NEW Wright + Ditson MLB Baseball DETROIT TIGERS tee shirt XL all over logo NWT
$9.98

Detroit Tigers Tie Blue MLB Baseball Team Fan Necktie
$37.82
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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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Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.

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

JOSE IGLESLAS DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED BASEBALL BAT MLB GBS COA 2014 TIGERFEST
$99.99

Jim Bunning PHILADELPIA PHILLIES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPHED GAI # GV92286 COA
$49.99

AUTOGRAPHED DICK McAULIFFE 8x10 PHOTO, DETROIT TIGERS, MINT AUTO, HI-GLOSS COLOR
$23.99

Jim Leyland Detroit Tigers Manager hand signed autographed baseball Pirates c
$34.99

Jim Leyland Detroit Tigers Manager hand signed autographed Postseason baseball
$99.99

Jim Leyland Detroit Tigers Manager hand signed autographed OFFICIAL baseball
$49.99

Domingo Leyba Detroit Tigers prospect hand signed autographed baseball Whitecaps
$24.99

Domingo Leyba Detroit Tigers prospect hand signed autographed MWL baseball
$24.99

PSA DNA SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE JIM BUNNING I9057
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD JIM BUNNING I9052
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD JIM BUNNING I9051
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD JIM BUNNING I9056
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD JIM BUNNING I9053
$22.49

PSA DNA SIGNED INDEX CARD SPARKY ANDERSON I8621
$22.49

DETROIT TIGERS MICKEY STANLEY SIGNED 8x10 PHOTO w COA
$24.99

MIGUEL CABRERA Triple Crown Winner Autographed Bat Detroit Tigers signed, auto
$349.99
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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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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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