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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Ty Cobb sliding into third base Baseball Photo 11 x 14
$19.95
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" DETROIT TIGERS " OFFICIAL" MAJESTIC " BLACK, WHITE GRAPHICS DAMON SZ. LARGE
$6.99
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Rare XL Eminem Marshall Mathers #8 Detroit Tigers Jersey Authentic Monster Tou
$350.00
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Game Time MLB-ELI-DET Unisex Elite Detroit Tigers 3-Hand Analog Watch
$138.98
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Detroit Tigers Gray Reversable Wool Jacket size 48 - XL
$149.99
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Majestic Detroit Tigers St. Patrick's Day Lucky Logo T-Shirt - Kelly Green
$20.99
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Majestic Detroit Tigers St. Patrick's Day Lucky Logo T-Shirt - Kelly Green
$20.99
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Alan Trammell Detriot Tigers MLB LICENSED uns-signed 8x10 Photo
$5.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$29.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$29.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$29.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$29.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$32.99
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Detroit Tigers Majestic 2 Button Licensed MLB Jersey T-Shirt MLB180
$34.99
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Detroit Tigers 47 Brand Defiance Curved Bill Adjustable MLB Visor Hat NEW
$19.95
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Detroit Tigers Gray Reversable Wool Jacket size 52 - 2XL
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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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MLB Detroit Tigers Glasses Black Orange Sunglasses #682
$9.95
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Detroit Tigers Men 47 Brand FlexFit Fitted MLB Baseball Team Hat Cap Apparel
$16.99
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Detroit Tigers 47 Brand Defiance Curved Bill Adjustable MLB Visor Hat NEW
$19.95
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NWT Detroit Tigers Toddler Baseball Fan 2T Pajama Set
$19.95
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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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Detroit Tigers Winter Beanie Hat Black
$10.00
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NEW ERA 59Fifty Detroit Tigers Hat July 4th Stars & Stripes 2 Tone Gray Navy Cap
$41.99
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Detroit Tigers Converse All Stars Swarovski Blinged Out Toe Size Women's 8
$29.99
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Men's Detroit Tigers T-Shirt #1 DAD Brand New! Size Large 100% Cotton
$15.99
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Youth 18 20 XL ADIDAS DETROIT TIGERS Navy Ultra Light Tech Climalite S s T-Shirt
$11.96
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DETROIT TIGERS Swimtrunks Men's Size XXL NICE!
$6.99
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Sports shirts Detroit Tigers Boys Medium 12-16 Excellent condition.
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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

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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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Hal Newhouser 1953 Topps Archives signed autographed card Detroit Tigers
$24.99
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Joba Chamberlain Signed Detroit Tigers oml Baseball jsa Spence coa
$39.99
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Alan Trammell 1984 Detroit Tigers OAL Autographed Signed Baseball COA
$75.00
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Jonathan Crawford Florida Gators hand signed 8X10 PHOTO W COA Detroit Tigers
$24.99
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Sparky Anderson Autographed, Singed 11x14 Photo 100% Authentic, Big Red Machine
$40.00
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4 AUTOGRAPHED TIGERS CARDS. ALAN TRAMMELL KIRK GIBSON MATT NOKES DARRELL EVANS
$26.99
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Jim Leyland Detroit Tigers hand signed autographed baseball COA Pirates
$24.99
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George Kell Signed PSA Authenticated 1964 Yellow HOF Plaque
$35.00
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Jhnooy Perlata auto signed OMLB baseball Detroit Tigers official in person
$33.99
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Drew Smyyl auto signed OMLB baseball Detroit Tigers official in person
$39.99
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Al Alburqueruqe auto signed OMLB baseball Detroit Tigers official in person
$39.99
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1984 Detroit Tigers Autographed Baseball - Sparky Anderson, Alan Trammel
$450.00
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GEORGE KELL AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL
$69.99
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CURTIS GRANDERSON DETROIT TIGERS,YANKEES JSA STAMP SIGNED CARD
$45.00
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1952-59 Detroit Tigers Billy Hoeft Autographed 8x10 Color Photo (JSA)
$25.00
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Matt Nokes Detroit Tigers 1986-1990 Autographed 8x10 Photo SL SOA 21164
$30.00
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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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