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

NIKE LA LAKERS JERSEY SHAQUILLE O NEAL ALL SEWN ON YOUTH SZ S RETRO PURPLE
$24.99

Vintage Los Angeles Lakers 1987 World Champions Jack in the Box Glass Beer Mug
$9.99

Vintage 1985 Los Angeles Lakers World Champions Shirt Small
$75.00

Chick Hearns LA Lakers Crystal Impressions Collectors Key Chain.
$30.00

LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT ADIDAS NEW Mens Jersey T Shirt Gold Purple 2XL
$14.98

Rare Vintage Los Angeles Lakers Satin Jacket with Button Snaps Medium Size.
$325.00

Los Angeles Lakers Palladium Cufflinks Gift Boxed
$124.95

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Authentic Stitched Womens Jersey Size Medium
$30.00

Los Angeles Lakers 1997 - 98 Lapel or Hat Pin
$9.95

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar XL Adidas LA Lakers Hwd Classic Throwback Gold Jersey
$69.99

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar LRG Adidas LA Lakers Hwd Classic Throwback Swingman Jersey
$69.99

RARE LOS ANGELES LAKERS AUTHENTIC SHOOTING SHIRT VINTAGE 42 SAND KNIT SANDKNIT
$300.00

LOS ANGELES LAKERS YOUTH WILDCAT SERIES GAME TIME WATCH NBA
$64.95

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers #8 Jersey Vintage Mitchel & Ness Champion limited
$109.99

Vintage Majestic NBA Hardwood Classics Los Angeles Lakers sewn blue jacket EUC
$29.99

Official NBA Basketball Team Bingo Game: Los Angeles Lakers NIB! FUN! OOOE!
$25.99
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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

Los Angeles Lakers Snapback Black Blue Lightening NBA Basketball Hat
$21.95

Air Jordan 6 Retro Lakers 384664 002 Black Varsity Purple 2010 SZ 8
$125.00

ADIDAS NBA LAKERS HOWARD #12 THE GO-TO TEE T-SHIRT JERSEY Style Black 2XL NWT
$12.99

NEW MITCHELL & NESS LOS ANGELES LAKERS THROWBACK JACKET COAT SIZE 60
$125.00

LOS ANGELES LAKERS Hardwood Classics Authentics Men's Insulated Jacket 3XL
$9.99

NBA Boys Authentic Team Knit Hat - Ke98B Los Angeles Lakers Youth 4-7 Years
$24.98

Fila BB84 Mid White L Purple Yellow Lakers Size 13 Pre-Owned
$50.00

Iron Man LA Lakers New Era 59Fifty Hat Size 7 1 2 Avengers NBA Heroes Fitted NWT
$39.95

FLAWLESS NIKE Promo Kobe BRYANT LA LAKERS L S Shirt 3XL 3XLT TALL BIG MAN
$25.00

FLAWLESS Reebok NBA Kobe BRYANT LA LAKERS #24 Jersey Youth SMALL Double Shirt
$20.00

Excellent ADIDAS NBA LA LAKERS Long Sleeve Shirt XXL 2XL Classy Design Jersey
$32.00

LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT NIKE DRI-FIT MENS GRAY T SHIRT SIZE M
$7.99

EZ350 Elevation Purple Los Angeles Lakers Slouch Clean Up OSFA Hat Cap Kobe
$14.99

Nike Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Blk Purple-Wht-Maize '10 Lakers 384664-002 SZ 11.5
$166.94

Lakers Jacket
$19.99

YOU CAN'T BEAT LA t-shirt los angeles lakers basketball jersey funny new rare SM
$13.99
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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

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

Jerry West Signed Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Logoman Himself!
$280.00

LA Lakers Signed Basketball 2010-11 Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher +13
$900.00

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Autograph Signed Book "What Color Is My World"
$29.99

Earvin Magic Johnson Autographed Auto Lakers Jersey JSA Witness COA Signed NBA
$100.00

Kobe Bryant Autographed Signed LA Lakers Purple Jersey GA Global COA
$187.50

Byron Scott Signed 8x10 Photo w COA Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson
$33.96

Byron Scott Signed 8x10 Photo w COA Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson #1
$33.96

MICHAEL JORDAN,MAGIC JOHNSON & LARRY BIRD Signed Molten Basketball LE of 92 UDA.
$1,125.00

Kobe Bryant signed mini basketball RARE #8 inscribed
$110.00

Magic Johnson " HOF 2002 " Signed Lakers Jersey AUTO Size XL PSA DNA COA
$47.00

Magic Johnson SIGNED Sports Illustrated Print Lakers ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00

Magic Johnson Autograph OMLB SS, PSA COA, Lakers, Dodgers
$80.00

Lakers Showtime 80'S Team Signed Basketball 8 Mcadoo Cooper Worthy Wilkes Scott
$80.00

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR AUTOGRAPHED NBA OFFICIAL SPALDING BASKETBALL FIELD OF DREAMS
$399.99

MAGIC JOHNSON 1992 UPPERDECK AUTO BASKETBALL! WHILE IN HIS NBA PRIME! LA LAKERS
$732.99
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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. As an adult, 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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