Los Angeles Dodgers Collecting and Fan Guide

Los Angeles Dodgers

Franchise Founded: 1883
Championships: 6
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.0


Overview

The Los Angeles Dodger may be a West Coast team today, but their roots will always be in New York. Originally founded in 1883, the team played in Washington Park in Brooklyn as the Brooklyn Atlantics. The team made their move to the legendary Ebbets field in 1913 and officially became the Dodgers in 1932. The team headed west in 1958 as baseball's expansion era began.

The team has had tremendous success, winning six World Series titles and 21 National League pennants. At the core of this winning tradition is the ability to identify, recruit and train top talent. The club has produced 12 Rookie of the Year players and was the first team to develop ties with players from Asia. It's no secret that pitching wins championships and the Dodger have had 11 seasons with a pitcher on their roster winning the Cy Young Award.

In 1947, then owner, Branch Rickey, forever changed baseball when he broke baseball's long exclusive color line by signing African-American player, Jackie Robinson, to a Major League Baseball contract. The move came just as issues of segregation and civil rights would begin to play a major role in American history. Robinson eventually earned the respect of teammates and fans for the ballplayer he was and not the color of his skin.

The team has had a long running postseason rivalry with the New York Yankees dating back to the club's days in Brooklyn. Fall Classics played between the two teams have created some of baseball's most epic memories. Most notably of these is Reggie Jackson's three home runs on three pitches in one game of the 1977 series, earning the Yankee's slugger the nickname, "Mr. October."

The organization has developed several high-profile pitchers that have garnered global media attention. From south of the border power-pitcher, Fernando Valenzuala, to Japanese-born Hideo Nomo, the Dodgers have been masters of mining global talent. That attention to pitching dates back to the late-1950s, when Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale ruled the National League.

In a highly publicized sale, the team was acquired by an ownership group led by Hall of Fame basketball player, Magic Johnson, for a record $2 billion in 2012. As the team looks to re-establish their winning tradition, the organization is once again hoping that pitching will be the answer. The Dodgers have recently employed a mix of veterans and rookies in the bullpen including Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsly, Josh Beckett, Zach Greinke and Brian Wilson. The cub has complimented its pitching staff with a core group of highly skilled offensive weapons in Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig.

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

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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, Dodgers' 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 Los Angeles Dodgers
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Top eBay Listings

Jimmy Rollins Majestic Los Angeles Dodgers T-Shirt - MLB
$13.99

Jimmy Rollins Majestic Los Angeles Dodgers T-Shirt - MLB
$13.99

VICTORIA SECRET PINK mlb LOS ANGELES DODGERS mesh jersey button down small
$80.99

#35 CODY BELLINGER BOBBLEHEAD-LOS ANGELES DODGERS
$100.57

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$79.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$79.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$79.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$79.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$79.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey Majestic Cool Base Replica Grey
$119.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Boxers Men's Fusion Printed Knit Underwear MLB
$14.99

Los Angeles Dodgers Boxers Men's Fusion Printed Knit Underwear MLB
$14.99

Los Angeles Dodgers Boxers Men's Fusion Printed Knit Underwear MLB
$14.99

New Era 9Fifty Los Angeles Dodgers Logo Grand Redux Snapback Team Colors
$27.99

New Era 9Fifty Los Angeles Dodgers Logo Grand Redux Snapback Team Colors
$27.99

Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers Hand Signed Autograph White Jersey #31 W COA
$79.99
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Fan Gear

Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Los Angeles Dodgers' 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.

Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey Guide

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Los Angeles T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

New Era LA Los Angeles Dodgers Blue Grey Button Up Skully
$17.50

Los Angeles T-shirt LA Graffiti Art Dodgers Lakers Magic Kobe Tee MEDIUM Black
$16.95

Authentic New Era LA Los Angeles Dodgers Grey Blue MLB Baseball Cap Hat 7 1 8
$29.99

Authentic New Era LA Los Angeles Dodgers Blk Grey Maroon MLB Baseball Hat 7 1 8
$27.99

New Era 59 Fifty Fitted Hat 7 3 8 LA Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Rare Gold
$20.00

NEW ERA 3930 MLB Cap All Teams Baseball Stretch Fit Team Classic Adjustable Hat
$24.90

American Needle MLB Los Angeles Dodgers Star Child Snapback Cap black gray blue
$16.00

Los Angeles Dodgers Official Licensed MLB Team Logo Pewter Belt Buckle
$11.95

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey T-Shirt Majestic Navy
$25.15

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey T-Shirt Majestic Navy
$25.15

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey T-Shirt Majestic Navy
$25.15

Los Angeles Dodgers Mens Jersey T-Shirt Majestic Navy
$25.15

New Era LA Dodgers Baseball Cap MLB League Team Hat 2 Tone 9Forty 940 10963127
$19.95

New Era LA Dodgers Baseball Cap MLB League Team Hat 2 Tone 9Forty 940 10963127
$19.95

New Era 5950 Youth Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 GAME Fitted Hat (Royal BL) MLB Cap
$24.99

New Era 5950 Youth Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 GAME Fitted Hat (Royal BL) MLB Cap
$24.99
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Cards

Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Card Guide

While many teams have several top players in their history, the Los Angeles Dodgers 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 Los Angeles Dodgers below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Los Angeles Dodgers

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Dusty BakerManny Mota, Hideo Nomo, Eric Gagne, Jim Gilliam, Adrian Beltre, Davy Lopes, Jerry Reuss, Kirk Gibson, Johnny Podres, Raul Mondesi, Eric Karros, Shawn Green, Carl Furillo, Mike Scioscia, Pedro Guerrero, Ron Cey, Don Sutton, Don Newcombe, Tommy Lasorda, Walter AlstonBranch Rickey.

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Los Angeles Dodgers 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 Los Angeles Dodgers Photographs

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Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Jerseys

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Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Balls

Dodgers team signed ball

Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Bats

Dodgers team signed bat

Top eBay Listings

Don Sutton Dodgers Signed Auto 8x10 PHOTO JSA Certified
$69.99

1952 NY YANKEES BROOKLYN DODGERS WS BASEBALL AUTO MANTLE CAMPANELLA PSA DNA
$2,999.99

LA Dodgers HOF Sandy Koufax Signed Autograph Mounted Cut Card SGC AUTH SLABBED
$149.99

Pee Wee Reese Signed Autographed 8x10 Photograph Photo Brooklyn Dodgers GAI COA
$99.99

Matt Kemp signed 8x12 photo PSA DNA #4A55779
$79.99

Wally Moon Signed Autographed Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey "54 NL ROY" PSA DNA
$149.99

Clayton Kershaw signed 8x10 photo PSA DNA #4A51395
$124.99

Steve Yeager Original Hand Signed Autograph 11x14 Photo Los Angeles Dodgers COA
$24.99

Fernando Valenzuela Signed Autographed Dodgers Throwback MLB Baseball Jersey
$349.99

AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 DODGERS YEAGER HOUGH RHODEN 1981 LA DODGERS WS CHAMPS
$30.00

Darryl Strawberry Signed Limited Edition 15' x 12" Dodgers Plaque - COA on Back
$48.65

Zack Greinke Signed Autographed Dodgers Majestic Sewn MLB Baseball Jersey
$149.99

Reggie Smith Hand Signed Los Angeles Dodgers White Jersey #8 Silver Ink W COA
$99.99

Adrian Gonzalez Mcfarlane Figure Signed Dodgers Padres Boston RedSox
$25.00

Hideo Nomo Signed Autographed Dodgers Majestic Sewn MLB Baseball Jersey
$399.99

Andre Ethier Signed Los Angeles Dodgers Jersey PSA DNA COA 4A64350
$149.99
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Tickets

Los Angeles Dodgers Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Los Angeles Dodgers 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.

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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 Los Angeles Dodgers 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

Los Angeles Dodgers Hot List

Check out the most watched Los Angeles Dodgers 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.

User Comments

  1. I’ve recently gained a black/red/white 59FIFTY NEW ERA 7 1/8 56.8cm fitted baseball cap that has been autographed by three players.
    On the bottom of the bill of the cap it looks to say “Clirn” and on the top of the bill of the cap it looks to say “Kml k.k.” on the left hand side and then the autograph on the right hand side I am unable to clearly read.
    I was just wondering how much it might be worth, if anything. And if so where would I go to sell this item?
    Sorry, I’m not a fan of sports at all so knowing exactly what I’m looking for to answer those questions are becoming very difficult for me to figure out

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