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

VINTAGE AL KALINE DETROIT TIGERS BUTTON ONLY 1 ON EBAY
$9.99

Vintage Detroit Tigers Baseball MLB 12x30 Team Pennant Wincraft New NOS
$6.29

Detroit Tigers Mens Large 1 4 Zip Pullover Windbreaker Jacket DTI4
$33.99

Majestic MLB Detroit Tigers Shirt Sleeveless 4XL Cabrera Verlander
$9.49

1950's Detroit Tigers Briggs Stadium Pencil Clip VINTAGE antique
$12.99

Detroit Tigers Ladies Sherpa Slippers - Navy Blue White - 7 8
$15.00

1984 Crane Potato Chip Pin Detroit Tigers
$8.00

Detroit Tigers Baseball 15 oz Drinking Glasses Set of 4 Old English D
$7.99

Detroit Tigers Mens Large Pullover Windbreaker Jacket DTI14
$33.99

Detroit Tigers Annco Polyester Vintage Snapback Great Condition Hat Cap
$14.99

1984 Official Detroit Tigers World Series Game 5 Bought Hat
$18.50

Detroit Tigers MLB T-shirt Majestic Authentic Collection 2002 size very XL
$5.00

SWEET VINTAGE Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers Youth Sz Lg Grey Cotton T-Shirt NICE
$7.49

Detroit Tigers Womens Size 7.5 New Era Fitted Flat Brim Hat
$9.50

HANK GREENBERG DETROIT TIGERS HOF 8X10 COLOR PHOTO #2
$9.95

NIB MLB LED FLASHLIGHT - DETROIT TIGERS
$9.98
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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 in Package Detroit Tigers Toddler Shirt 3T
$12.99

Vintage Starter Detroit Tigers Baseball Varsity Jacket Navy Orange M 80s USA
$49.99

Detroit Tigers Heather Grey Sleeveless Majestic T Shirt Big and Tall
$14.39

Kenny Rogers shirt jersey Detroit Tigers gray Majestic small
$19.99

DETROIT TIGERS BLACK ORANGE Road Cap MLB Baseball
$12.99

#73F Sz M Blue Under Armour DETROIT TIGERS Patch Polyester Golf Polo Shirt
$18.74

Detroit Tigers MLB Baseball Logo Money Clip NIB
$36.95

#77F Sz L Navy Blue Nike Detroit TIGERS Patch Polyester Dri-Fit Golf Polo Shirt
$17.99

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK DETROIT TIGERS TANK TOP- LARGE- NWT
$34.99

Detroit Tigers Per-Fect Bowler Purse
$37.99

Detroit Tigers Fan Basic Knit Hat
$14.99

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK DETROIT TIGERS TEE- MEDIUM
$34.99

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK DETROIT TIGERS TANK - SMALL NWT'S
$34.99

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK DETROIT TIGERS OPEN BACK TEE- MEDIUM
$34.99

VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK DETROIT TIGERS TEE- MEDIUM
$34.99

2014 Detroit Tigers Replica Road Jersey by Majestic Athletic
$84.99
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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

Al Kaline Detroit Tigers 125 1957 Topps Signed
$75.00

Harvey Kuenn Detroit Tigers 25 1954 Topps Signed
$115.00

Reno Bertoia Detroit Tigers 131 1954 Topps Signed d.2011
$30.00

Framed Darrell Evans Detroit Tigers Autographed 8" x 10" -Item #4232036
$71.95

Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers Autographed 8" x 10" Hitting White -Item #3505998
$134.96

RAY NARLESKI B W DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W COA
$25.00

Kirk Gibson Dodgers Signed 1990 Donruss Card IP COA
$25.00

1984 DETROIT TIGERS AUTOGRAPH SCHEDULE HUNG IN TIGER STADIUM 33" X 20"(33) AUTO*
$999.99

Kirk Gibson Autographed Sports Illustrated magazine December 9th 1985 (GAI)
$69.00

Sparky Anderson & Al Kaline Tigers Signed Sunoco Limited Card IP COA
$85.00

JIM BUNNING SIGNED INDEX CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED HOF AUTO
$49.99

BRAD AUSMUS Signed Autographed DETROIT TIGERS Home JERSEY NWT w COA
$119.99

AL KALINE Signed Autographed DETROIT TIGERS Home Jersey SEWN NWT w COA
$199.99

AL KALINE Detroit Tigers HOF Autographed ROML Signed MLB Baseball with Ball Cube
$49.95

Autographed MLB Jim Bunning Phillies Signed Baseball - Fanatics Authentic COA
$71.96

Armando Galarraga Detroit Tigers Autographed 8" x 10" Celebration -Item #1748128
$53.96
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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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