Detroit Tigers Collecting and Fan Guide

Detroit Tigers

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


Detroit Tigers Collecting and Fan Guide

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 47 Brand Ice Clean Up Hat Curved Bill MLB Hat NEW Orange
$16.14

Detroit Tigers 1984 Kirk Gibson Mitchell & Ness Batting Practice Jersey 44 L
$80.00

Detroit Tigers 1984 Kirk Gibson Mitchell Ness Batting Practice Jersey 52 XXL
$80.00

Detroit Tigers Camo Memorial Day Stars & Stripes 59Fifty Brand New Hat - 7 1 4"
$26.00

Detroit Tigers Split Logo Reversible Scarf MLB Forever Collectibles
$13.77

Detroit Tigers Infant New Era Knit Cap Beanie Sample
$9.99

Detroit Tigers Chrome Window Graphic Silver Sticker Decal Car Auto MLB
$6.95

MLB Detroit Tigers Stitches Raglan V-Neck Boy's Large - NEW
$13.99

MLB Detroit Tigers Stitches Raglan V-Neck Boy's XL - NEW
$13.99

MLB Fan Pet Gear Bandana for Dog Dogs Puppy Puppies Mesh ALL TEAMS - PICK YOURS
$11.48

MLB Fan Pet Gear Bandana for Dog Dogs Puppy Puppies Mesh ALL TEAMS - PICK YOURS
$11.48

NWT 47 Brand Women's Detroit Tigers Sparkle Bling Logo Two Tone Hat Adjustable
$13.98

NEW Ian Kinsler #3 Detroit Tigers Child Kid size 4 Small S Majestic Jersey 77SO
$19.49

NEW Ian Kinsler #3 Detroit Tigers Child Kid M Medium 5-6 Majestic Jersey 77SP
$19.49

NEW Ian Kinsler #3 Detroit Tigers Child L Large size 7 Majestic Jersey 77SQ
$19.49

NEW Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera 400th Career Home Run Figurine 9-21-15
$34.99
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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 SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$20.89

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$18.99

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$20.89

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$20.89

Detroit Tigers SCRIPT Champion Short Sleeve T-Shirt Tee Shirt Cotton Mens NEW
$20.89

DETROIT TIGERS MLB SNAPBACK CAP 2 TONE NAVY ORANGE NEW HAT BY AMERICAN NEEDLE
$20.46

Detroit Tigers Large T Shirt Short Sleeve 2006 American Leauge Blue L Size MLB
$12.37

Detroit Tigers 59Fifty New Era Pop Tonal Fitted Orange Cap - Size 7 NEW! $34.99
$24.95

Detroit Tigers Johnny Damon Adult 2 sided MLB Jersey T-Shirt Tee sz L large NWOT
$14.88
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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

AUTHENTIC BABE RUTH LOU GEHRIG TY COBB SIGNED BASEBALL JSA AMERICAN LEAGUE BALL
$12,895.00

Al Kaline Signed Contract with Kroydon Company Inc, August 1962!
$143.99

DETROIT TIGERS DELMON YOUNG SIGNED 2012 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL W COA ALCS MVP A
$149.99

GATES BROWN signed 1965 Topps DETROIT TIGERS Card #19
$29.99

MARK FIDRYCH (Detroit Tigers) signed 1994 Ted Williams Card Co. PSA DNA card
$59.95

NICK CASTELLANOS DETROIT TIGERS AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W COA
$30.00

1968 Detroit Tigers Autographed Baseball
$400.00

Jack Morris Signed Official 1991 World Series Baseball JSA CERTIFIED #J94818
$124.99

Mid 80S Detroit Tigers Autograph Baseball Team Reproduction
$49.00

JSA DAVID PRICE SIGNED Detroit Tigers #14 Home Jersey
$299.99

Al Kaline Signed Blonde Rawlings Pro Baseball Bat W 399 HR'S 3007 Hits- JSA Auth
$139.00

Aurelio Lopez Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card Detroit Tigers PSA DNA #83811703
$39.00

Sparky Anderson Autographed Signed 3x5 Index Card PSA DNA #83811642
$39.00

Al Kaline Autographed Signed 1962 Topps Card #470 Tigers PSA DNA #83810959
$49.00

Al Kaline Autographed Signed 1967 Topps Card #30 Tigers PSA DNA #83810961
$49.00

Tigers HOF Al Kaline signed Official MLB Baseball PSA COA
$100.00
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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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