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

adidas Los Angeles Lakers Purple Swingman Shorts
$48.99

adidas Los Angeles Lakers Purple Swingman Shorts
$48.99

Vintage Los Angeles Lakers Hat; White, with bonus 1993-94 Lakers Insignia Pin
$35.00

YELLOW PURPLE LOS ANGELES LAKERS ADJUSTABLE HARDWOOD CLASSICS HAT MITCHELL
$19.99

Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson tshirt, NBA, cotton, yellow, 32, large
$6.99

NWT Mens Size Small Los Angeles Lakers Nba Shirt
$13.98

☀Authentic Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant #24 Jersey White Size 52
$80.00

LOS ANGELES LAKERS KOBE BRYANT NBA 10" x 20" ARTWORK
$120.00

NWT NBA Hardwood Classics Los Angeles Lakers Tee Shirt Mens Size Medium
$13.98

LA LAKERS SGA Kobe Bryant Career Milestone Passes Jordan POSTER 18"x 24"
$12.95

NBA Basketball Team Logo Christmas Ornament 6 Pack Candy Cane - Pick Your Team!
$13.99

Los Angeles Lakers Victory Series Watch Game Time NBA
$99.95

NBA LOS ANGELES LAKERS LOS LAKERS T-SHIRT XL SGA
$12.99

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness #1 Champions Black T-Shirt Medium
$35.00

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness Back to Back Champions Grey T-Shirt Large
$35.00

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell & Ness #1 Champions Black T-Shirt Large
$35.00
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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

ILLA004 I love Los Angeles LA snapback hat baseballl cap Dodgers Lakers Clippers
$9.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99

Los Angeles Lakers Throwback Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99

Los Angeles Lakers Alternate Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$34.99

Los Angeles Lakers Alternate Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99

Los Angeles Lakers Alternate Logo Champion Hoodie Hooded Sweatshirt Jumper Hoody
$36.99
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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 Gold Lakers Jersey GA Certified
$595.00

RARE !Magic Johnson signed Lakers career highlight stat jersey ( JSA hologram)
$70.00

LAKERS JAMAAL WILKES SIGNED BASKETBALL WITH HALL OF FAME 2012 SILK INSCRIPTION
$149.99

PACERS LAKERS RON ARTEST METTA WORLD PEACE SIGNED BASKETBALL GAI AUTHENTICATED
$139.99

Signed Championship Forum Floor Magic Johnson PSA DNA
$139.99

WILT CHAMBERLAIN & BILL RUSSELL AUTO 8 x 10 SIGNED GAI WITH 1961 FLEER PSA 8
$850.00

Championship Forum Floor Signed Magic Johnson PSA DNA
$139.99

Magic Johnson Autographed & Framed Yellow Lakers Jersey Auto PSA Certified
$375.00

Pau Gasol Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display Spain LA Lakers
$89.99

JAMES WORTHY SIGNED 8X10 LOS ANGELES LAKERS SHOWTIME UNC BASKETBALL AUTO COA
$39.99

Shaquille O'Neal Shaq Orlando Magic Alternate Signed Jersey Jsa
$832.32

Signed 8x10 ELGIN BAYLOR HOF Los Angeles Lakers Autographed Photo w COA
$49.99

Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Autographed 16x20 vs. Michael Jordan Photograph
$95.96

Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Autographed 8x10 vs. Michael Jordan Photograph
$79.96

Magic Johnson Los Angeles Lakers Autographed 11" x 14" Spotlight Photograph
$74.95

Magic Johnson signed Team USA Olympic Dream Team 16x20 Photo vs Michael Jordan
$119.00
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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 or Google+.

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