Cleveland Indians Collecting and Fan Guide

Cleveland Indians

Franchise Founded: 1894
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 6.5


Overview

As a result of their long history and tradition in the league, the Indians have been home to numerous Hall of Fame players. This has allowed plenty of opportunities for collectors to pursue individual player collections, specific team years or simply the team as a whole.

The Cleveland Indians organization dates back to 1894 and they have been a continuously-operating MLB franchise since 1901. With their last title win coming in 1948, the Indians are currently in the midst of the longest title drought in Major League Baseball. However, that hasn't kept them from being a competitive force through the years and providing their fans just enough hope that, "next year is the year."

In the early years of the organization, Hall of Fame legend Nap Lajoie was the face of the franchise. His hitting prowess was on par with other greats of his era and provided the fans of Cleveland the city's first bonafide superstar. When Shoeless Joe Jackson joined the team in 1910, it gave the Indians one of the most potent one-two punches in baseball history. Unfortunately, the team's pitching kept them from being successful despite their Hall of Fame lineup.

The Indians have had numerous players that have played for the franchise for the majority of their careers. No one player exemplifies this better than Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller. He was a team hero and although his career numbers on their own are deserving of his place in the Hall of Fame, there is no telling what might have been had Feller not lost three years, during his prime, to military service in World War II.

The collecting opportunities provided by the Cleveland Indians are numerous and transcend generations. Each era of Indians' baseball has had their share of star power. In the present day, the organizationis going through a youth movement with an influx of talented players anchored by the likes of Jason Kipnis. In addition, the organization has two of the top prospects in all of baseball in Clint Frazier and Francisco Lindor. With veteran manager Terry Francona on the bench, the future looks bright for the Indians, their fans and collectors.

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

TTM AutographsCleveland Indians TTM

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 the results are never guaranteed, Cleveland Indians 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 Cleveland Indians
2401 Ontario St
Cleveland, OH 44115

Top eBay Listings

Cleveland Indians New Era Toasty Cover Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom - Navy - MLB
$23.99

Cleveland Indians Highland Mint Gold Stadium Collector Coin - MLB
$39.99

Jobu bobblehead Cleveland Indians
$15.50

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians Team Color Primary Logo 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Navy - MLB
$29.99

Cleveland Indians New Era Women's Snowy Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom - Navy - MLB
$25.99

Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians OYO Sports Generation 5 Mini Figurine - MLB
$9.99

Andrew Miller Cleveland Indians Highland Mint Player Collector Coin - MLB
$24.99

Cleveland Indians ''The Original'' Team Logo Collectible Baseball - MLB
$12.99
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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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