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Chicago Bears Collecting and Fan Guide

Chicago Bears

Franchise Founded: 1919
Championships: 1
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

1997 UD Legends Walter Payton AU

The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest teams in the NFL and are the all-time winningest franchise in league history. Although they only have one Super Bowl title, "Da Bears" still enjoy one of the most devoted fan bases in the league and their collecting interest is equally strong.

Originally the Decatur Staleys, the team moved to Chicago in 1921 and became the Chicago Bears in 1922. The Bears were one of the most dominant teams in the early years of the league, winning eight league titles before the AFL-NFL merger, including seven between 1921 and 1946. These rosters were filled with Hall of Fame talent, boasting names like Red Grange and Sid Luckman.

Despite their early success in the league, later decades were not as kind to the franchise. Even with all-time greats like Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers, the Bears struggled during most of the late-60, early-70s and early-80s. The team would claim their only Super Bowl title in 1985 thanks to a suffocating defense and head coach, Mike Ditka.

The team has enjoyed moderate success since then, including a Super Bowl loss in 2006, but they have been plagued by inconsistency. The Bears made a big move at quarterback in 2009 when they traded for Jay Cutler. They later paired him with his former teammate, Brandon Marshall. Those two, combined with Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery, give the Bears an offense that might be more dangerous than the defense, and plenty of choices for modern card collectors.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Chicago Bears. Using the tabs above, check out the top Bears’ players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Chicago Bears 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, Chicago Bears' 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 Chicago Bears
Halas Hall at Conway Park
1920 Football Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60045-4829

Top eBay Listings

NFL Football Team Logo Men's Slip On Canvas Shoes - Pick your Team!
$17.99

NFL Football Team Logo Men's Slip On Canvas Shoes - Pick your Team!
$17.99

NFL Football Team Logo Men's Slip On Canvas Shoes - Pick your Team!
$17.99

NFL Football Team Logo Men's Slip On Canvas Shoes - Pick your Team!
$17.99

Chicago Bears 6" MAGNET Silver Metallic Style Vinyl Auto Home Football
$12.57

NFL Chicago Bears Mesh Mode Adjustable Cap
$19.99

Unisex Children's Chicago Bears Hoodie Size 14-16
$10.00

NFL Little Kids Chicago Bears The Standard Pullover Hoodie NWT M(5-6), L(7)
$8.99

NFL Little Kids Chicago Bears The Standard Pullover Hoodie NWT M(5-6), L(7)
$8.99

NFL Little Kids Chicago Bears The Standard Pullover Hoodie NWT M(5-6), L(7)
$8.99

NFL Little Kids Chicago Bears The Standard Pullover Hoodie NWT M(5-6), L(7)
$8.99

NFL Chicago Bears Football Midway T-Shirt Mens Sizes Nwt Gray Majestic New
$12.99

NFL Chicago Bears Football Midway T-Shirt Mens Sizes Nwt Gray Majestic New
$12.99

NFL Chicago Bears BL Brushed Adjustable Hat
$21.98

6817 LADIES NFL WOMEN Apparel CHICAGO BEARS Football Jersey Shirt Long Sleeve LG
$5.99

NFL Chicago Bears Football DA BEARS Logo T Shirt Mens Sizes Nwt Majestic
$18.99
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Fan Gear

Chicago Bears Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Chicago Bears’ fans across all budgets. Normal price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NFL jersey guide.

Chicago Bears Jersey Guide

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Chicago Bears T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

Womans Athletic Chicago Bears Top by Majestic Fan Fashion Size 3X NEW WITH TAG
$9.99

Chicago Bears Ladies Jersey T-Shirt 2016 Draft Me 12040
$56.95

Chicago Bears Ladies Jersey T-Shirt 2016 Draft Me 12040
$56.95

Chicago Bears Ladies Jersey T-Shirt 2016 Draft Me 12040
$56.95

Chicago Bears Ladies Jersey T-Shirt 2016 Draft Me 12040
$56.95

Chicago Bears Ladies Jersey T-Shirt 2016 Draft Me 12040
$56.95

NFL 'Chicago Bears' T-Shirt - NEW & OFFICIAL!
$22.53

NFL 'Chicago Bears' T-Shirt - NEW & OFFICIAL!
$22.53

NFL 'Chicago Bears' T-Shirt - NEW & OFFICIAL!
$22.53

NFL 'Chicago Bears' T-Shirt - NEW & OFFICIAL!
$22.53

Mitchell & Ness Throwbacks Women's Chicago Bears Graphic Hoodie Size Small
$19.99

Vtg Chicago Bears Snapback hat cap rare NFL Nutmeg 90s Ditka Football fridge
$19.99

Brain Urlacher 54 Chicago Bears M Medium Blue, Reebok NFL T-Shirt Short Sleeve
$13.99

Vintage Chicago Bears Football NFL T Shirt Made In USA Awesome XL Extra Large
$14.99

Vintage Chicago Bears Pom Hat 1980s Adult One Size Ditka Era Football NFL
$19.99

NIKE CHICAGO BEARS TANK SLEEVELESS M MENS NFL TEAM APPAREL THROW BACK NWT $34.00
$22.99
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Cards

Chicago Bears Football Card Guide

Although the collecting market for the Chicago Bears is heavy on vintage Hall of Famers, the current roster is certainly not something to overlook. View the top former and current card options in our guide below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Chicago Bears All-Time Greats

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1969 Topps Brian Piccolo

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Chicago Bears 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 Chicago Bears Photographs

Walter Payton Signed Photo

Signed Chicago Bears Jerseys

Gale Sayers Signed Jersey

Signed Chicago Bears Helmets

Mike Ditka Signed Helmet

Signed Chicago Bears Footballs

Mike Ditka Signed Football

Top eBay Listings

Walter Payton Signed Bears 23x27 Custom Framed Index Card Display (Payton COA)
$299.95

MIKE DITKA Chicago Bears SIGNED 1991 HOF card SGC Authenticated AU805150
$29.00

JAY HILGENBERG signed (CHICAGO BEARS) SBXX BLAZE *MINI FOOTBALL* helmet W COA
$125.00

Gale Sayers Autographed Signed 1965 College All-Star Football Jersey TriStar COA
$179.95

Mike Singletary Autographed Signed Sports Illustrated Chicago Bears NEWSSTAND
$39.99

BRIAN URLACHER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED STREET & SMITH'S MAGAZINE CHICAGO BEARS ROOKIE
$39.99

Walter Payton AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO Plaque Bears HOF COA "Sweetness"
$225.00

BRIAN URLACHER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY MAGAZINE CHICAGO BEARS
$39.99

BRIAN URLACHER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2001 PRO FOOTBALL GUIDE MAGAZINE CHICAGO BEARS
$31.99

BRIAN URLACHER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2002 PRO BOWL PROGRAM CHICAGO BEARS AUTO RARE
$47.99

Walter Payton Bears Signed sweetness 75-87 16x20 photo framed auto Steiner 1993
$899.99

(2) Matt Forte Signed Auto Autograph 8.5x11 NY Jets Microsoft Photo Lot
$21.99

BRIAN URLACHER AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED 2001 ESPN MAGAZINE CHICAGO BEAR RARE NEWSSTAND
$55.99

Ron Copeland signed 1969 Chicago Bears football index card 1946-1975
$35.00

DICK BUTKUS Signed Chicago BEARS Throwback Mini-helmet w Beckett COA
$129.95

Mike Singletary Signed Wilson NFL Football "HOF 98" *Chicago Bears PSA AA62938
$79.95
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Tickets

Chicago Bears Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Chicago Bears play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NFL stadiums hold a lot of spectators. After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit.

Chicago Bears Soldier Field Seating Chart

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 Chicago Bears tickets. Be aware that the NFL regular season basically runs from September to January and the playoffs continue until the beginning of February.

Hot List

Chicago Bears Hot List

Check out the most watched Chicago Bears 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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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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