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Los Angeles Lakers Collecting and Fan Guide

Los Angeles Lakers

Franchise Founded: 1947
Championships: 16
Team Collectibility Rating: 9.5


Overview

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Kobe Bryant #81 Emerald GreenThe Los Angeles Lakers are one of the premier NBA teams. Part basketball dynasty and part pop culture spectacle, the Lakers made winning basketball an A-list event. Only the Boston Celtics can match their NBA legacy and very few others come close to the level of global popularity that the team enjoys. Because of this, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most collected teams in the hobby.

The team actually started as the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947, but made the move to Los Angeles in 1960. Minus the 1990s, the team has been very competitive since their inception, and have totaled 16 NBA titles. This is second only to Boston. The team also boasts some of the biggest names in NBA history. Among the many elite players to wear the purple and gold, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant stand out for collectors.

More recently, the Lakers have seen a downward slide and have been overshadowed by their Staples Center neighbors, the Clippers. Although he remains a force in NBA and in the hobby, Kobe Bryant is on his way out and the team will need to rebuild soon and collectors hope that starts with their 2014 first round pick, Julius Randle. The Lakers are regularly a preferred destination for top free agents, and fans and collectors will be anxious for the next superstar to join the ranks.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Los Angeles Lakers. Using the tabs above, check out the top Lakers' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Los Angeles Lakers 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, Lakers' 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 LA Lakers
555 N Nash St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

Top eBay Listings

Los Angeles Lakers 16 time NBA Champions commemorative pin set, NIB
$68.00

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

1992-93 LOS ANGELES LAKERS TEAM PHOTO NBA BASKETBALL
$11.99

Mitchell & Ness Purple NBA LA Lakers Bait Hardwood Classics SnapBack Hat
$17.95

Los Angeles Lakers Mitchell and Ness Cuffed Knit Hat
$17.99

LA Los Angeles LAKERS Majestic NBA Hardwood Classics Warm Up Shirt Jersey xl
$39.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Gray Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #78S Windbreaker Jacket
$39.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Gray Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #78S Windbreaker Jacket
$39.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Gray Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #78S Windbreaker Jacket
$39.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Gray Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #78S Windbreaker Jacket
$39.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Gray Hooded NBA MENS Polyester #78S Windbreaker Jacket
$39.99
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Fan Gear

Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Guide

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Los Angeles Lakers Signature Sneakers

Click on the listing for a detailed guide or to shop for shoes on eBay. 

Los Angeles Lakers T-Shirts & Hats

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Top eBay Listings

Vintage Los Angeles Sweatshirt 2X 2X Raiders California Dodgers Lakers Ice Cube
$15.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

Adidas NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Short Sleeve Dual Blend Tee T-Shirt, Yellow
$23.99

LOS ANGELES LAKERS ZIPWAY CHANGE "N" THE GAME TEAR-AWAY PANTS YOUTH SIZE L
$9.99

NBA Basketball "Los Angeles Lakers" Men's Shoes Purple & Yellow (Size : 10 1 2)
$23.42

Adidas Flat Cap Nba Los Angeles Lakers Hat Snapback MSRP$25 New M67582 Yellow
$20.99

LOS ANGELES LAKERS PAYTON #20 ADULT NBA ADHESIVE STRAP CAP (B76)
$19.95

NEW ERA LOS ANGELES LAKERS PURPLE YELLOW FITTED HAT CAP 59FIFTY MEN SZ 7-8
$23.74

NEW ERA LOS ANGELES LAKERS PURPLE YELLOW FITTED HAT CAP 59FIFTY MEN SZ 7-8
$23.74

NEW ERA LOS ANGELES LAKERS PURPLE YELLOW FITTED HAT CAP 59FIFTY MEN SZ 7-8
$23.74

NEW ERA LOS ANGELES LAKERS PURPLE YELLOW FITTED HAT CAP 59FIFTY MEN SZ 7-8
$23.74

NEW ERA LOS ANGELES LAKERS PURPLE YELLOW FITTED HAT CAP 59FIFTY MEN SZ 7-8
$23.74
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Cards

Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Card Guide

Lakers collectors are lucky to have an impressive checklist of former greats to collect. The current stable is rather bare in comparison, and their main star, Kobe Bryant, is closing in on the end of his career. Check out cards from the some of the greatest former and current Lakers using the guide below.

Top Former Players

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. George Mikan played for the Lakers while they were still in Minneapolis. 

Top Current Players

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. New players won't have official cards for the Lakers until 2014-15 products release. 

Autographs

Los Angeles Lakers 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.

Click on the images or listings to shop on eBay. 

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Photographs

Kobe Bryant Signed Photo

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys

Wilt Chamberlain Signed Jersey

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Sneakers

Kobe Bryant Autographed Shoe

Signed Los Angeles Lakers Basketballs

Magic Johnson Signed Basketball

Top eBay Listings

Autograph Kareem Abdul Jabbar 1990 1st Edition Hardcover Book Migon McCarthy
$39.00

SHAQ SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Signed 8x10 photo LA Los Angeles LAKERS
$53.99

BRANDON INGRAM Duke Blue Devils Basketball Signed 8X10 Photo c LAKERS
$39.99

Magic Johnson signed 2014 Hello Kitty Dodgers Bobblehead PSA DNA COA # 6A43338
$199.99

Autographed Shaq O'Neal #13 Champion USA Basketball Olympic Jersey Sz 48 XL
$250.00

George Mikan Signed Autographed 16x20 Photograph Los Angeles Team MPLS HOF 59
$79.99

Wilt Chamberlain Signed Framed 16x20 Photo Set JSA 76ers Globetrotters
$299.99

Bill Sharman Autograph Index card Rare 3X5 Signed AUTO VINTAGE HOF Celtic Lakers
$24.95

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL & PENNY ANFERNEE HARDAWAY AUTOGRAPH BASKETBALL AND CARD
$274.99

WASHINGTON HUSKIES SHAQ THOMPSON DANNY SHELTON SIGNED MINI FOOTBALL HELMET
$39.99

Magic Johnson Signed Autograph Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Purple Blk Ink PSA DNA
$99.00

Paul Westhead Signed Framed 11x17 Photo Display Lakers
$34.99

Magic Johnson Bill Walton Signed 8x10 Photo - PSA DNA # 3A67571
$89.95

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 'SHAQ' Signed SHAQ ATTAQ IV Blue Black Shoes UDA LE 10
$1,075.50

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 'SHAQ' Signed "Alpha & Omega" 36 x 15 Photo UDA LE 75
$625.50

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Autographed Lakers "Dunk" 16 x 20 Photograph STEINER
$404.10
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Tickets

Los Angeles Lakers Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NBA 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 arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center Seating

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 Los Angeles Lakers tickets. Be aware that the NBA regular season basically runs from November to April and the playoffs continue until mid-June.

Hot List

Los Angeles Lakers Hot List

Check out the most watched Los Angeles Lakers 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

For additional team-specific information, check our our other Lakers articles and guides:

View basic information and detailed stats on the Los Angeles Lakers here:


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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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