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Los Angeles Kings Collecting and Fan Guide

Los Angeles Kings

Franchise Founded: 1967
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.0


Overview

Hardly an NHL juggernaut, the Los Angeles Kings are flying high with two recent Stanley Cup titles. This has made collectors take notice of the largely unsuccessful franchise and helped hockey maintain relevancy in a non-traditional market for the sport.

The Los Angeles Kings began play in 1967 after the NHL awarded franchises to six new teams. The longterm health and growth of the sport was dependent upon non-traditional hockey locales embracing the cold weather sport. The new ownership group assembled a competitive roster that saw minor success.

However, it wouldn't be until the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky in 1988 that the sport truly started to gain a foothold in the super competitive entertainment market of Southern California. The Great One introduced Los Angeles to a whole new level of hockey. The organization committed to winning and reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993. While the team would lose the series to the Montreal Canadians, the Kings proved that hockey could not only survive, but thrive in warm weather markets.

A period of financial hardship hit the team when then owner, Bruce McNall, plead guilty to several counts of fraud to obtain loans to keep the team afloat. He eventually had to sell the team and the new ownership group quickly realized that they could not afford some of their top players and were forced to drastically cut payroll to a level that left them without a competitive team for several years.

However, like many rags to riches stories, the organization eventually turned itself around and returned to contention in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, the constant quest for The Cup, eluded the team for several more years.

After continued retooling, several coaching changes and some key talent acquisitions through free agency and the NHL Draft, the Kings returned to contention in the later part of the 2000s. Finally, in 2011-12, the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. The team would win their second championship just two short years later during the 2013-14 season.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Los Angeles Kings. Using the tabs above, check out the top Kings' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Los Angeles Kings 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, Los Angeles Kings' 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 Kings
300 Continental Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245

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Fan Gear

Los Angeles Kings Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Los Angeles Kings' fans across all budgets. Normal retail price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NHL jersey guide.

Los Angeles Kings Jersey Guide

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Los Angeles Kings T-Shirts & Hats

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Cards

Los Angeles Kings Hockey Card Guide

Featuring successful teams in multiple decades, the rich history of the Los Angeles Kings makes them an appealing option for hockey card collectors. View cards for the top former and current members of the Kings below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Los Angeles Kings

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Butch Goring, Mario Lessard, Jimmy Carson, Steve Duchesne, Mike Murphy, Marty McSorley, Alexei Zhitnik, Jari Kurri, Tony Granato, Tomas Sandstrom, Ian Laperriere, Ray Ferraro, Jozef Stumpel, Glen Murray, Bryan Smolinski, Adam Deadmarsh, Jason Allison

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Los Angeles Kings 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 Kings Photographs

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Signed Los Angeles Kings Jerseys

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Signed Los Angeles Kings Pucks

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Signed Los Angeles Kings Sticks

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Tickets

Los Angeles Kings Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NHL 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 Kings tickets. Be aware that the NHL regular season basically runs from October until the end of April. The playoffs continue through June.

Hot List

Los Angeles Kings Hot List

Check out the most watched Los Angeles Kings 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.

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