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

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NEW ERA 39 30 2012 MLB BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS HAT CAP - DETROIT TIGERS
$17.99
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NEW ERA 39 30 2012 MLB BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS HAT CAP - DETROIT TIGERS
$17.99
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HUGE DETROIT TIGERS IRON-ON PATCH - 6" x 10.5"
$11.99
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HUGE DETROIT TIGERS IRON-ON PATCH - 6.5" x 7.5"
$9.99
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VERY RARE 80's ERNIE HARWELL DETROIT TIGER STADIUM HALL OF FAME BASEBALL POSTER
$11.99
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Detroit Tigers Logo Vinyl Car Truck Window Decal Sticker 6" Blue MLB
$5.95
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Women's Detroit Tigers Navy Jersey
$61.95
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Detroit Tigers Logo Vinyl Car Truck Window Decal Sticker 6" Orange MLB
$5.95
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Detroit Tigers 2-pack Auto Head Rest Covers Cover Baseball PRO
$20.39
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vtg 1984 DETROIT TIGERS WATCH World Series Champs 80's
$42.50
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DETROIT TIGERS MLB BASEBALL JERSEY BY TEAM NIKE GENUINE MERCHANDISE SIZE 3T
$14.99
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DETROIT TIGERS MLB BASEBALL ONESIE NWOTS JERSEY BY MAJESTIC SIZE 12 MONTHS
$14.99
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DETROIT TIGERS MLB SLEEVELESS BASEBALL JERSEY BY NIKE YOUTH MEDIUM 10 12
$14.99
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DETROIT TIGERS MLB SLEEVELESS BASEBALL JERSEY BY NIKE YOUTH SIZE 7
$14.99
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DETROIT TIGERS MLB SEWN PULLOVER JACKET BY GENUNE MERCHANDISE MEN"S XL
$24.99
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Detroit Tiger Carlos Guillen #9 Jersey by Majestic, Men's M
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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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WOMEN'S OLD NAVY GRAY HEATHER DETROIT TIGERS T SHIRT - LARGE
$16.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$19.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic Adult MLB T Shirt Baseball Tee Softball New S-2XL M5300
$20.99
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Prince Fielder Batting Stance Swing Logo Detroit Tigers T-Shirt
$15.00
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Prince Fielder Batting Stance Swing Logo Detroit Tigers T-Shirt
$15.00
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Prince Fielder Batting Stance Swing Logo Detroit Tigers T-Shirt
$15.00
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Prince Fielder Batting Stance Swing Logo Detroit Tigers T-Shirt
$15.00
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Prince Fielder Batting Stance Swing Logo Detroit Tigers T-Shirt
$15.00
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MLB Detroit Tigers Blue Big & Tall 3XL rain jacket
$34.00
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MLB DETROIT TIGERS TEE SHIRT BLUE SMALL
$16.00
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NWT Girls 5th & Ocean Genuine MLB Justice Sz 16 Detroit Tigers Baseball Shirt
$12.99
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New Era Detroit Tigers Biggest Fan Knit Hat
$24.99
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NWT Mens L S Shirt DETROIT TIGERS Baseball Medium MLB Xmas!
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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

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

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

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.

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Signed Detroit Tigers Photographs

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Signed Detroit Tigers Jerseys

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Signed Detroit Tigers Balls

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Signed Detroit Tigers Bats

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Mark Wagner Detroit Tigers 1976-1980 Signed 8x10 Team Issue Photo SL SOA 21237
$20.00
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JIM BUNNING SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED OML BASEBALL BALL PSA DNA #X26570
$59.00
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KEVIN ZIOMEK VANDERBILT COMMODORES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO W COA Detroit Tigers
$24.99
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1938 Goudey Reprint Charlie Gehringer SIGNED PSA DNA HOF-d.93
$35.00
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GEORGE KELL AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL
$49.99
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AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL BY PLAYERS FROM THE 1996 DETROIT TIGERS
$35.00
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1983 Donruss # 533 Sparky Anderson Autographed Signed card Detroit Tigers
$29.99
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AL KALINE DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #K52607
$69.99
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AL KALINE HOF 80 DETROIT TIGERS SIGNED AUTOGRAPH ROMLB BASEBALL JSA COA #K52522
$84.99
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LANCE PARRISH AUTOGRAPHED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 8x10 PHOTO #1 W COA
$20.00
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GEORGE KELL 1949 BATTING TITLE HOF 83 SIGNED AUTO A.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #K52608
$79.99
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LANCE PARRISH AUTOGRAPHED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 8x10 PHOTO #2 W COA
$20.00
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LANCE PARRISH AUTOGRAPHED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MINI HELMET W COA
$65.00
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LANCE PARRISH AUTOGRAPHED DETROIT TIGERS 8X10 PHOTO W COA 84 WSC INSCRIPTION
$25.00
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JEREMY BONDERMAN SIGNED AUTO DETROIT TIGERS JERSEY AAA
$94.99
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LANCE PARRISH AUTOGRAPHED SWEET SPOT OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL W COA
$75.00
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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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