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.

TTM AutographsDetroit Tigers TTM

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 47 Brand Hole Shot MLB Flat Bill Fitted Baseball Hat Orange 7 3 8
$29.95

Detroit Tigers MLB Extra Large XL Dog Cat Pet Collar NEW FREE US SHIPPING
$11.99

1960 DETROIT TIGERS FRAMED B&W COLLAGE PRINT BUNNING
$11.00

NEW ERA MLB DETROIT TIGERS BIG "D" NAVY WHITE HAT SMALL MEDIUM
$19.90

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers MLB Majestic Men's Birdseye Navy Blue Polo Shirt Big
$29.99

Detroit Tigers XL men's t-shirt Majestic NWT
$11.99

MLB Detroit Tigers Official Wool Heritage Banner by Winning Streak
$24.99

DETROIT TIGERS TEAM NAME STERLING SILVER SCRIPT BRACELET GREAT TO WEAR @ GAMES
$49.50

MLB DETROIT TIGERS *STARS AND STRIPES* FLAG
$39.75
« Previous1234

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

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

Detroit Tigers T-Shirts & Hats

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

Top eBay Listings

New Detroit Tigers Logo Mens Bow Tie Adjustable MLB Baseball Fan Gift Bowtie
$29.95

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

New Era 59FIFTY Fitted MLB DIAMOND ERA Detroit TIGERS ROAD Batting Practice Cap
$26.75

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99

Detroit TIGERS HOME Game New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Caps MLB AC On Field Hats
$24.99
« Previous1234

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

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other All-Time Great Detroit Tigers

Detroit_tigers2

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

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

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.

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

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

JIM BUNNING PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED BASEBALL RAWLINGS ONL JSA #L47006
$59.00

RICK PORCELLO Autographed Signed 8 x10 Pitching Photo Detroit Tigers W PSA COA
$24.95

Detroit Tigers DREW SMYLY Autographed 2013 Game Used Nike Spikes w COA
$179.95

Ty Cobb Signed Autographed 1951 All-Star Game Program PSA DNA
$1,299.99

Autographed ALAN TRAMMELL Sports Illustrated. Issue Date is 8 17 87. w COA
$24.99

Detroit Tigers Ian Kinsler Signed Rawlings Major League Baseball Auto
$59.99

Al Kaline Signed Autographed Mini Helmet Tigers PSA DNA
$59.99

Al Kaline Autographed 5" X 3" Paper with Photo
$24.99

Detroit Tigers Al Kaline Signed Mitchell & Ness Size 40 Jersey Auto PSA DNA COA
$149.99

Detroit Tigers Al Kaline Signed Mitchell & Ness Size 44 Jersey Auto PSA DNA COA
$149.99

VICTOR MARTINEZ AUTOGRAPHED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BAT DETROIT TIGERS AUTO SIGNED
$174.99

1967 Topps #420 Denny McLain Detroit Tigers signed card
$29.00

Les Cain (1968 Detroit Tigers) signed 3x5 card IN-Person
$24.99

Norm Cash Game Used Signed Bat 1968 Detroit Tigers JSA
$5,995.00

Jim Bunning No Hitter July 20, 1958 Signed Autographed AL Baseball Jsa Coa
$75.00

Ernie Harwell Signed Envelope Hall Of Famer Announcer Detroit Tigers Rare AUTO
$39.99
« Previous1234

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.

tigers-seating

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.

84 watchers
Past Sales: 153
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.99
Time Left: 28 days 3 hours 50 minutes 27 seconds
76 watchers
Past Sales: 201
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.99
Time Left: 24 days 13 hours 45 minutes 43 seconds
72 watchers
Bids: 26
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2125.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 14 minutes 54 seconds
71 watchers
Past Sales: 60
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
68 watchers
Bids: 15
Current Bid/Price (USD): $610.00
Time Left: 9 hours 7 minutes 47 seconds
67 watchers
Bids: 30
Current Bid/Price (USD): $550.00
Time Left: 18 hours 52 minutes 24 seconds
67 watchers
Past Sales: 175
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.95
Time Left: 3 days 5 hours 51 minutes 49 seconds
67 watchers
Past Sales: 56
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
66 watchers
Past Sales: 62
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
62 watchers
Bids: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $800.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 15 minutes 54 seconds
61 watchers
Bids: 36
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2550.00
Time Left: 6 days 7 hours 36 minutes 24 seconds
55 watchers
Bids: 22
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2275.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 14 minutes 24 seconds
54 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $203.50
Time Left: 3 days 22 hours 17 minutes 45 seconds
53 watchers
Past Sales: 275
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 19 days 22 hours 32 minutes 42 seconds
52 watchers
Past Sales: 47
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.99
Time Left: 24 days 14 hours 42 minutes 18 seconds
51 watchers
Bids: 14
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1625.00
Time Left: 6 days 9 hours 42 minutes 39 seconds
49 watchers
Bids: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $855.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 14 minutes 39 seconds
49 watchers
Past Sales: 83
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.99
Time Left: 8 days 1 hour 15 minutes 6 seconds
49 watchers
Past Sales: 36
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
47 watchers
Past Sales: 39
Current Bid/Price (USD): $23.99
Time Left: 24 days 14 hours 41 minutes 38 seconds
46 watchers
Bids: 19
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1924.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 16 minutes 39 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 137
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.50
Time Left: 13 days 6 hours 20 minutes 20 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 34
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
44 watchers
Past Sales: 107
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.99
Time Left: 28 days 3 hours 36 minutes 49 seconds
41 watchers
Past Sales: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $21.95
Time Left: 26 days 6 hours 12 minutes 2 seconds
40 watchers
Past Sales: 41
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 8 hours 27 minutes 22 seconds
39 watchers
Bids: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $497.01
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 15 minutes 9 seconds
39 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1150.00
Time Left: 6 days 9 hours 51 minutes 24 seconds
39 watchers
Past Sales: 32
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 23 minutes 42 seconds
38 watchers
Past Sales: 71
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.99
Time Left: 13 days 20 hours 50 minutes 21 seconds
37 watchers
Bids: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $111.00
Time Left: 4 days 8 hours 23 minutes 18 seconds
37 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $455.00
Time Left: 6 days 7 hours 43 minutes 24 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 116
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.00
Time Left: 12 days 23 hours 28 minutes 29 seconds
37 watchers
Past Sales: 42
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 8 hours 27 minutes 22 seconds
36 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1325.00
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 16 minutes 9 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 82
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.95
Time Left: 11 days 1 hour 42 minutes 50 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 43
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 23 minutes 42 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 28
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds
36 watchers
Past Sales: 76
Current Bid/Price (USD): $26.95
Time Left: 17 days 2 hours 41 minutes 27 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $34.95
Time Left: 2 days 22 hours 13 minutes 47 seconds
35 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.99
Time Left: 24 days 12 hours 33 minutes 26 seconds
34 watchers
Bids: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $56.00
Time Left: 4 days 9 hours 45 minutes 10 seconds
34 watchers
Past Sales: 67
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.99
Time Left: 13 days 20 hours 50 minutes 25 seconds
33 watchers
Past Sales: 140
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.99
Time Left: 24 days 1 hour 33 minutes 28 seconds
32 watchers
Past Sales: 35
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.49
Time Left: 3 days 21 hours 54 minutes 24 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.95
Time Left: 1 day 1 hour 52 minutes 50 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 62
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.95
Time Left: 14 days 2 hours 52 minutes 12 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 81
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.95
Time Left: 15 days 22 hours 15 minutes 54 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 23
Current Bid/Price (USD): $25.56
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 23 minutes 42 seconds
31 watchers
Past Sales: 29
Current Bid/Price (USD): $24.18
Time Left: 16 days 6 hours 55 minutes 7 seconds

More Info

View basic information and detailed stats on the Detroit Tigers here:


 |  E-Mail Author | 
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.

Leave a Comment:

MENU