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Chicago Cubs Collecting and Fan Guide

Chicago Cubs

Franchise Founded: 1870
Championships: 4
Team Collectibility Rating: 9.0


Overview

The drought is over and Chicago Cubs baseball memorabilia and Cub baseball cards are red hot. As one of professional baseball's original teams, the Cubs have provided baseball fans with some of the sport's most enduring memories, both good and bad.

It seems that every generation of Cubs fan has a foreboding event on which to dwell. In the 1940s, it started with the alleged curse of the billy goat. In 1969, it was a black cat walking in front of the Cubs dugout and the infamous collapse to the Miracle Mets. The home run chase of 1998 was quite the spectacle and captivated the entire country. Unfortunately for Cubs fans, Sammy Sosa fell short to his division rival, Mark McGwire.  And of course, who can forget the Bartman fair catch incident. Suffice it to say that the Cubs have had their fair share of not-so-great moments.

The Chicago Cubs have had a lengthy roster of Hall of Fame players who called Wrigley Field home. From the double-play trio of Joe Tinkers, Johnny Evers and Frank Chance, to the core of the 1969 team, with Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins and Ernie Banks, Chicago has had no shortage of star players with sizable collectibility.

In more recent years, players like Ryan Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Kerry Wood and Sammy Sosa have thrilled fans throughout the regular season only to fall short of the ultimate prize, a World Series Championship. The Cubs have also been short-term hosts to high-profile free agents, including Nomar Garciaparra and Alfonso Soriano.

As the franchise looks to build a winning team, they are stockpiled with top prospects and young talent. Names like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber are just a few of the players the club is hoping to build around. Each of them provide a tremendous wealth of collectible opportunities. This potential was finally realized with their 2016 World Series win.

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

TTM Autographs

Chicago Cubs TTM ExampleAnother 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, Cubs' 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 Cubs
1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613

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Fan Gear

Chicago Cubs Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Chicago Cubs' 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.

Chicago Cubs Jersey Guide

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Chicago Cubs T-Shirts & Hats

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Cards

Chicago Cubs Baseball Card Guide

While many teams have several top players in their history, the Chicago Cubs present a remarkable amount of card options for collectors. Their past is dotted with Hall of Fame talent, including some of the biggest names in baseball history. View cards for the top former and current members of the Chicago Cubs below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Chicago Cubs 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 Cubs Photographs

Chicago Cubs Team Signed Photo 2  Chicago Cubs Team Signed Photo

Signed Chicago Cubs Jerseys

Chicago Cubs Team Signed Jersey

Signed Chicago Cubs Balls

Chicago Cubs Team Signed Ball

Signed Chicago Cubs Bats

Chicago Cubs Team Signed Bat

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Tickets

Chicago Cubs Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Chicago Cubs 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.

Chicago Cubs Ticket Seating and Pricing at Wrigley Field

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 Chicago Cubs 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

Chicago Cubs Hot List

Check out the most watched Chicago Cubs 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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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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