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Indianapolis Colts Collecting and Fan Guide

Indianapolis Colts

Franchise Founded: 1953
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

1998 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs Peyton ManningLosing a Hall of Fame quarterback is usually enough to derail a franchise in the short-term, but the Indianapolis Colts survived the transition and the future looks much brighter as a result. Thanks to several strong quarterbacks in their history, the Colts are a top destination for collectors.

The franchise was originally created as the Baltimore Colts in 1953. After a slow start, the Colts emerged as one of the best teams in the time before the AFL-NFL merger. Baltimore claimed three championships during that period and were carried by quarterback Johnny Unitas. They later added their first Super Bowl win in 1970. Although the team remained formidable into the late-1970s, things soon unraveled and fan interest began to drop. In 1984, the Colts were relocated to Indianapolis.

While interest in the team increased in Indianapolis, the performance on the field did not. The team slightly improved over time, but the franchise saw a complete reversal of fortune after 1998 thanks to the drafting of Peyton Manning. The Colts would make the playoffs in 11 of the next 12 seasons, including a Super Bowl win in 2006. In 2011, Manning missed the entire year due to injury and the Colts finished 2-14. Again looking at the number one overall pick, Indianapolis elected to let Manning go so they could begin the Andrew Luck era.

Now with Andrew Luck under center, the Colts have continued their winning ways. Luck looks to be one of the next superstars in the league and makes it likely that the Colts will remain near the top of the NFL for years to come.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Indianapolis Colts. Using the tabs above, check out the top Indianapolis Colts’ players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Indianapolis Colts 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, Indianapolis Colts 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 Indianapolis Colts
Colts Complex
7001 West 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46254

OR

"Insert Specific Player/Coach/Executive"
c/o Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225-1117

Top eBay Listings

Indianapolis Colts Two Piece Baby Bodysuit 0-3 Months
$21.95

Size Small - Women's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size Small
$10.99

Size Medium - Women's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size Medium
$12.99

Size Large - Women's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size Large
$12.99

Size XL - Women's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size XL
$12.99

Women's Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning Jersey Large Black Grey Glitter RBK
$6.39

Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Reebok Jersey Youth Large
$5.59

Reebok Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Jersey Size Youth XL Equipment NFL
$7.99

Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Football Jersey Youth XL Sewn Reebok
$6.39

Nike Trent Richardson Indianapolis Colts Jersey Youth Large NFL
$5.59

MARVIN HARRISON INDIANAPOLIS COLTS REEBOK Jersey Youth Large
$5.59

NWT Indianapolis Colts Black Striped NFL Team Apparel Polo Small New With Tags!!
$22.39

Indianapolis Colts Youth NFL Midweight Hooded Jacket
$49.95

Indianapolis Colts Youth NFL Midweight Hooded Jacket
$49.95

Size 2XL - Men's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size 2XL
$10.99

Size XL - Men's Reebok NFL RetroSport Tee - Pick Your Team - Size XL
$9.99
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Fan Gear

Indianapolis Colts Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Indianapolis Colts’ 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.

Indianapolis Colts Jersey Guide

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Indianapolis Colts T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

Indianapolis Colts Youth Size 2 Black Rain Boots
$14.98

New Era On The Field Indianapolis Colts Football Winter Beanie One Size NFL
$11.00

Reebok Indianapolis Colts Football Boys LARGE Black T-Shirt football (A79)
$5.99

Men's Indianapolis Colts NFL Football Team Graphic White T-Shirt (XL) NWOT
$17.95

Indianapolis Colts Blue '47 Brand NFL Pelham Snapback Cap Hat $25
$9.00

NEW NFL Football Team Lanyard,Keychain,Cell Phone, ID Badge Holder Necklace
$5.99

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS LICENSED NFL Football 100% SILK TIE MAKE OFFER
$6.99

Indianapolis Colts Football 36 x 32" NFL Gridiron Classic Stone Wash Denim Jeans
$24.99

NFL National Football League Official Licensed Pewter Sport Belt Buckle NEW
$11.23

Peyton Manning jersey sz. Youth Medium 10-12 Reebok Indianapolis Colts MINT
$11.04

NWT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS FOOTBALL SHIRT JERSEY LONG SLEEVE BOYS SIZE MEDIUM 5 6
$7.99

NEW Indianapolis Colts JERSEY Mesh Hipster Purse Crossbody w Adjust Strap NFL
$16.24

Nike mens black olive Indianapolis Colts NFL Military Salute drifit tee S EUC
$18.68

Toddler & Youth New NFL Official Team Color Cuffed Knit Beanie With Pom
$16.99

Toddler & Youth New NFL Official Team Color Cuffed Knit Beanie With Pom
$16.99

Baby Girls NFL Football Sports Team Headband Bow U PICK
$6.99
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Cards

Indianapolis Colts Football Card Guide

With the Colts, it is all about the quarterbacks and Unitas, Manning and Luck are the top options for collectors. View the top former and current cards for the team below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Indianapolis Colts All-Time Greats

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1994 SP Marshall Faulk RC

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Indianapolis Colts 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 Indianapolis Colts Photographs

Peyton Manning Signed Photo

Signed Indianapolis Colts Jerseys

Andrew Luck Signed Jersey

Signed Indianapolis Colts Helmets

Johnny Unitas Signed Helmet

Signed Indianapolis Colts Footballs

Trent Richardson Autographed Football

Top eBay Listings

Peyton Manning SIGNED Indianapolis Colts F S Helmet +4 x MVP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$700.00

Raymond Berry Framed Stat Jersey Signed JSA COA Autographed Baltimore Colts
$539.99

Chuck Pagano Signed Indianapolis Colts Mini Football Helmet w COA
$84.95

BRUCE LAIRD SIGNED T B BALTIMORE COLTS 2BAR MINI HELMET
$39.99

Peyton Manning Autographed Football Helmet In Case
$400.00

Robert Mathis Signed Indianapolis Colts Jersey White Home Jersey
$139.95

JIM PARKER SIGNED BALTIMORE COLTS 16X20 HOF73 RIP
$99.99

EDGERRIN JAMES INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MIAMI UNIVERSITY AUTOGRAPHED CARD
$24.99

JOHNNY UNITAS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO BALTIMORE COLTS LEGEND BECKETT BAS
$335.00

Display Case For Your Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Autographed Football
$53.00

Peyton Manning #18 Signed Colts Jersey AUTO Autograph Sz 2XL Reebok JSA LOA
$256.00

EDGERRIN JAMES Indianapolis Colts Football Signed 8x10 Photo
$49.99

Trent Richardson Signed Auto UA Alabama Crimson Tide Iron Bowl 11x14 Photo
$39.99

Trent Richardson Signed Auto UA Alabama Crimson Tide 09 BCS Champs 11x14 Photo
$39.99

Ty Hilton #13 Signed Indianapolis Colts Away Jersey AUTO XL PSA DNA COA
$31.00

Authentic Peyton Manning Signed Pro Bowl Jersey w coa Colts
$200.00
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Tickets

Indianapolis Colts Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Indianapolis Colts 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.

Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium 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 Indianapolis Colts 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

Indianapolis Colts Hot List

Check out the most watched Indianapolis Colts 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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