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 Youth New Era 6 3 4 59FIFTY Cap Hat
$24.99

3 Detroit Tiger Tee's-Size Teen L-One is Unworn with tags-Verlander 35-MLB-Nike
$6.65

MLB Detroit Tigers Baseball BUDWEISER Bud Light Beer Bar Neon Sign FREE SHIP
$68.26

West Michigan Whitecaps Tony Plagman signed program Detroit Tigers prospect
$14.99

DETROIT TIGERS ESTABLISHED 1901 WOOD SIGN 20"X20'' BRAND NEW WINCRAFT
$45.00

DETROIT TIGERS CLUBHOUSE WOOD SIGN 9"x30" BRAND NEW FREE SHIPPING WINCRAFT
$45.00

Detroit Tigers 47 Brand MVP Clean Strap Adjustable On Field Blue Hat Cap MLB
$19.99

DETROIT TIGERS HOME SWEET HOME ARCHED WOOD SIGN 10"x11" BRAND NEW WINCRAFT
$21.99

DETROIT TIGERS JIM KILLEN FAN CLUB DOG WOOD SIGN 17"X11" BRAND NEW WINCRAFT
$24.99

Detroit Tigers Mens 4X-Large Snap Up Satin Dugout Jacket DTI1
$67.99

DETROIT TIGERS COOPERSTOWN THROWBACK JERSEY WOOD SIGN 11"x17" NEW WINCRAFT
$24.99

DETROIT TIGERS CLUBHOUSE THERE'S NO OFFSEASON WOOD SIGN 11"x17" NEW WINCRAFT
$24.99

Choose Your MLB Team 15" x 20" Embroidered Wool Fan Nation Banner Flag
$22.95

Rob Deer SIGNED Bobblehead West Michigan Whitecaps Detroit Tigers autographed!
$54.99

DETROIT TIGERS OYO STARTER SET WITH 3 FIGURES 40 PIECE TOTAL BRAND NEW
$26.99

Detroit tigers 2016 All-star poster Miggy sga
$9.99
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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

Detroit Tigers Shirt Womans Size Small
$25.00

NWT MLB Detroit Tigers Snoopy Short Sleeve Gray Toddler Baseball T-Shirt 2T
$10.49

Women's Orange Detroit Tigers Baseball V Neck Tee Shirt Size XL
$18.99

New Era AC Performance Detroit Tigers Fitted 10047640 Navy Mens Size 7 3 8
$24.19

Justice Detroit Tigers Tshirt 12 14 Excellent!
$5.99

Detroit Tigers boys youth shirt, size medium, New With Tags!
$7.99

Vintage Detroit Tigers Screen Stars Best Large 1988 T Shirt Blue Tee Mlb
$35.00

Motherhood Maternity Detroit Tigers T Shirt Blue Large L Soft as a Grape Cotton
$18.99

Detroit Tigers T Shirt MLB Baseball 35 Verlander L Large B14
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$9.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$11.99

Detroit Tigers left chest jersey team shirt!!!
$12.99
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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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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

1995 Detroit Tigers AUTOGRAPHED Baseball 8 Signatures JSA Cert Wells Lira
$50.00

DENNY MCLAIN DETROIT TIGERS JSACOA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$100.00

MICHAEL GERBER DETROIT TIGERS M.L. SIGNED BASEBALL W COA
$32.00

Sparky Anderson WS 75-76-84 Signed Baseball MLB Holo Mounted Memories
$549.99

1967-69 Detroit Tigers Pat Dobson Autographed 8x10 Color Photo JSA Hologram
$25.00

AL KALINE SIGNED AUTHENTICATED AUTOGRAPH ADIRONDACK 302F BIG STICK BAT
$124.99

AL KALINE SIGNED AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL HOF ' 80 ON SWEET SPOT A.L. BALL
$99.99

LANCE PARRISH DETROIT TIGERS,84 WS CHAMPS JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$60.00

Curtis Granderson Signed Auto 2009 Upper Deck Detroit Tigers Card - COA - Mets
$21.99

Kirk Gibson Hand Signed Official Mlb Baseball MLB Holo Coa Dodgers Ws Hr Auto Mt
$74.95

GEORGE KELL AUTO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO JAMES SPENCE JSA
$25.00

Al Kaline Signed Tigers Jersey JSA COA 18 All Star Games Hall of Famer Mr Tiger
$149.95

1995 LEGENDS AL KALINE ON CARD AUTOGRAPH WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
$45.00

GREYSON GREINER DETROIT TIGERS M.L. SIGNED BASEBALL W COA
$26.00

Kirk Gibson Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jersey PSA 4 inscriptions 88 WS
$500.00

CHARLIE GEHRINGER DETROIT TIGERS 1988 PEREZ-STEELE 978 5000 SIGNED CARD
$60.00
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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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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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