Kansas City Royals Collecting and Fan Guide

Kansas City Royals

Franchise Founded: 1969
Championships: 1
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

After years of disappointment, fans and collectors of the Kansas City Royals have reason for hope. With a roster of young talent, the team is shaping into a playoff contender with plenty of potential stars and prospects to collect.

Since their entry into the league in 1969, the Royals have won six division titles, two American League pennants and one World Series championship. All of their success came within a ten year period between 1976 and 1985. The talent on those rosters included Cy Young Award winner, Brett Saberhagen, and future Hall of Fame player, George Brett.

With the escalating player contracts the league experienced in the late-1980s and early-1990s, the small market team was forced to rely on continuously developing a new crop of prospects to bolster their roster. By the time the club's emerging stars reach free agency, their value on the market often exceeds the team's ability to pay. Such was the case for players like Jermaine Dye, Johnny Damon and Carlos Beltran, to name a few.

Luckily for fans and collectors, the Royal's scouting staff and farm system are one of the best in baseball. Their ability to identify, acquire and develop homegrown talent has not only made them competitive but has them on the path to be a potential contender in the near future. With a core group of young players that includes Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer, the team is poised for an eventual playoff run.

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

TTM AutographsKC 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, Royals, 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 Kansas City Royals
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129

Top eBay Listings

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Majestic Kansas City Royals T-Shirt - MLB
$44.99

Kansas City Royals Women's Sequin Flip Flops - MLB
$19.99

Kansas City Royals Women's Sequin Flip Flops - MLB
$19.99

Kansas City Royals Women's Sequin Flip Flops - MLB
$19.99

Kansas City Royals WinCraft 3' x 5' Deluxe Single-Sided Flag - MLB
$37.99

New Era Kansas City Royals Adjustable Hat - MLB
$23.99

New Era Kansas City Royals Royal Toasty Cover Cuffed Knit Hat with Pom - MLB
$22.99

1969 1985 2014 2015 Kansas City Royals world series championship ring 4 Together
$25.99

Kansas City Royals Clear Ball Bank - MLB
$17.99

(5PCs)1966 1969 1985 2014 2015 Kansas City Royals world series championship ring
$35.99

Kansas City Royals 47 Brand Closer Taylor Flex Fit Mesh Hat Cap L XL
$19.95
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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.

User Comments

  1. I have A 1985 world series baseball that appears to have all the team members autographs!I have located key players George Bett ,Dan Quisenbury ,Brett Saberhagen,Willie Wilson ,dick Howser, Ozzy smith,among many others!this ball is signed in about 15 different inks and all the autographs are very different and have very unique ball usage by all pPaysers I do not know how many of these balls wre signed or if they were club house autographs !I would like your opinion before I sell the ball under priced!I can send pictures of this Item where ever you would like to have them emailed to!I really want to have it P.S.A I would like to thank you for your time and loo forward to talking ball with yougraded if it is authentic!

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