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.
Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Kansas City Royals 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.
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.
If you are looking for tickets to see the Kansas City Royals 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.
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 Kansas City Royals tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.
Rob Bertrand | E-Mail Author | 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.
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!
I am looking for the 1973 Mike Jackson KC Royals baseball card.