Los Angeles Lakers Collecting and Fan Guide

Los Angeles Lakers

Franchise Founded: 1947
Championships: 16
Team Collectibility Rating: 9.5


Overview

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Kobe Bryant #81 Emerald GreenThe Los Angeles Lakers are one of the premier NBA teams. Part basketball dynasty and part pop culture spectacle, the Lakers made winning basketball an A-list event. Only the Boston Celtics can match their NBA legacy and very few others come close to the level of global popularity that the team enjoys. Because of this, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most collected teams in the hobby.

The team actually started as the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947, but made the move to Los Angeles in 1960. Minus the 1990s, the team has been very competitive since their inception, and have totaled 16 NBA titles. This is second only to Boston. The team also boasts some of the biggest names in NBA history. Among the many elite players to wear the purple and gold, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant stand out for collectors.

More recently, the Lakers have seen a downward slide and have been overshadowed by their Staples Center neighbors, the Clippers. Although he remains a force in NBA and in the hobby, Kobe Bryant is on his way out and the team will need to rebuild soon and collectors hope that starts with their 2014 first round pick, Julius Randle. The Lakers are regularly a preferred destination for top free agents, and fans and collectors will be anxious for the next superstar to join the ranks.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Los Angeles Lakers. Using the tabs above, check out the top Lakers' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Los Angeles Lakers cards and memorabilia on eBay.

TTM Autographs

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 it is not a lock, Lakers' 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 LA Lakers
555 N Nash St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Top eBay Listings

OFFICIALL LICENSED LOS ANGELES LAKERS 1" LAPEL PIN kobe
$8.95

New Size XL Adidas Soul Swingman Shaquille Shaq O'neal NBA Los Angeles LA Lakers
$110.00

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Lead Off V-Neck Slim Fit T-Shirt - Purple
$23.95

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Lead Off V-Neck Slim Fit T-Shirt - Purple
$23.95

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Lead Off V-Neck Slim Fit T-Shirt - Purple
$23.95

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Lead Off V-Neck Slim Fit T-Shirt - Purple
$23.95

Mitchell & Ness Los Angeles Lakers Metallic Showdown Traditional T-Shirt - Black
$34.95

Mitchell & Ness Los Angeles Lakers Metallic Showdown Traditional T-Shirt - Black
$34.95

Los Angeles Lakers 16oz. Clear Bottom Mug with Decal
$13.95

Los Angeles Lakers NBA Adidas Court Series Track Jacket 2xL
$20.00

1996 LA Lakers L Shirt los angeles basketball rare magic johnson nba white
$7.99

Los Angeles Lakers 16oz. Hi-Def Freezer Pilsner
$12.95

Mens Los Angeles Lakers adidas Purple Primary Logo ClimaLITE Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$37.95

Los Angeles Lakers Youth Exclusive MVP Hoodie – Black
$39.95

Los Angeles Lakers Youth Exclusive MVP Hoodie – Black
$39.95

Los Angeles Lakers 16oz. Slimline Tumbler Translucent Design
$15.95
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Fan Gear

Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Los Angeles Lakers' fans across all budgets. Normal retail price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NBA jersey guide.

Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Guide

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Los Angeles Lakers Signature Sneakers

Click on the listing for a detailed guide or to shop for shoes on eBay. 

Los Angeles Lakers T-Shirts & Hats

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Top eBay Listings

Compression Base Layer Lakers women Tight ADIDAS M69959 Long Pants Leggings
$39.99

Compression Base Layer Lakers women Tight ADIDAS M69959 Long Pants Leggings
$39.99

Compression Base Layer Lakers women Tight ADIDAS M69959 Long Pants Leggings
$39.99

NBA L.A. Lakers Back to Back Without Shaq Champs T-Shirt Men's Sz Large
$10.64

NWT NBA Women's LOS ANGELES LAKERS Basketball T-Shirt Kobe Size 2X
$9.99

NEW LOS ANGELES LAKERS BLUE CAMO SNAPBACK
$30.00

VTG 90's Reebok Mens Windbreaker Jacket Sz XL Purple Yellow Black Lakers Colors
$25.00

MITCHELL & NESS NBA COLOR LOGO BEANIE - LAKERS KL75Z
$10.00

NWT Lifted Research Group LRG The Lifted Basketball Tee, Lakers XL
$19.99

ADIDAS LA LAKERS MAGIC JOHNSON RETRO STYLE SWINGMAN TOP XXL GREAT QUALITY BNWT
$54.24

NOS 80s NEW BALANCE P 790 Big Game James x WORTHY Hi Tops L.A. Lakers NC NBA Vtg
$249.90

LOS ANGELES LAKERS-BOYS 3T,4T-NBA LICENSED SWIMSUIT LINING 2 PULLSTRINGS-UV50
$8.39

LOS ANGELES LAKERS A-Frame SnapBack Denim 9Fifty New Era Hat NBA CAP MyCraze
$31.27

Nike Air Force 1 One Low White Purple Yellow Lakers 488298 143 Uptowns Mens Shoe
$59.99

LOS ANGELES LAKERS LA Snapback Mitchell & Ness NBA Basketball CAP from MyCraze
$31.27

Nike Air Force 1 One Low White Purple Yellow Lakers 488298 143 Uptowns Mens Shoe
$59.99
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Cards

Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Card Guide

Lakers collectors are lucky to have an impressive checklist of former greats to collect. The current stable is rather bare in comparison, and their main star, Kobe Bryant, is closing in on the end of his career. Check out cards from the some of the greatest former and current Lakers using the guide below.

Top Former Players

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. George Mikan played for the Lakers while they were still in Minneapolis. 

Top Current Players

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. New players won't have official cards for the Lakers until 2014-15 products release. 

Autographs

Los Angeles Lakers 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 images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Photographs

Kobe Bryant Signed Photo

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys

Wilt Chamberlain Signed Jersey

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Sneakers

Kobe Bryant Autographed Shoe

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Basketballs

Magic Johnson Signed Basketball

Top eBay Listings

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO W COA
$29.99

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO W COA COLLAGE
$29.98

kareem abdul jabbar autograph picture
$25.00

Kobe Bryant Autographed & Framed Gold Lakers Jersey Auto GA Certified (Vert)
$595.00

James Worthy Autographed & Framed Gold Lakers Jersey Auto JSA Certified (Vert)
$350.00

PSA DNA WILT CHAMBERLAIN AUTOGRAPHED-SIGNED APRIL 1963 SPORT MAGAZINE W04581
$399.98

Original 2002-03 SP Game Used Duel Autograph Patch Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant 8
$23,999.99

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR Gateway Cachet FDC First Day Cover Envelope Auto Autographed
$89.99

SIGNED Sasquatch In The Paint Stealing The Game Kareem Abdul Jabbar First Ed
$45.00

Kobe Bryant signed Lakers NBA Finals 8x10 photo
$75.00

UDA wilt chamberlain michael jordan julius erving larry bird auto signed
$1,450.00

Wilt Chamberlain Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo - W Global COA Los Angeles Lakers
$249.99

Kobe Bryant Autographed Full Size NBA Basketball GAI COA
$399.99

Shaquille O'Neil Autographed Official League Baseball GAI COA
$179.99

Kobe Bryant Autographed LA Lakers 8x10 Photo GAI COA
$129.99

Shaquille O'Neal 8x10 Autographed Photo and Plaque
$49.99
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Tickets

Los Angeles Lakers Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NBA 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 arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center 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 link to each ticket source for any available Los Angeles Lakers tickets. Be aware that the NBA regular season basically runs from November to April and the playoffs continue until mid-June.

Hot List

Los Angeles Lakers Hot List

Check out the most watched Los Angeles Lakers 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

For additional team-specific information, check our our other Lakers articles and guides:

View basic information and detailed stats on the Los Angeles Lakers here:


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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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