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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 Tank Top Muscle Mitchell Ness Authentic NBA Retro Mens XL
$14.99

Vintage Adidas Los Angeles Lakers White Track Jacket Men Size XL
$39.99

Kobe Bryant Reebok Jersey Men Size XXL Los Angeles Lakers
$9.99

NBA Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant # 24 Youth Jersey Size XL 16-18
$6.99

Kobe Bryant Los Angeles LA Lakers NBA Purple Basketball Jersey #8 Size Medium
$9.99

Vintage Los Angeles Lakers Starter Pullover Jacket Rare Gold Purple Men's M Kobe
$64.87

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Adult Men #8 Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers Jersey
$41.09

Los Angeles Lakers NEW Youth HWC Fashion Jacob Knit Winter Hat . New Era NBA LA
$18.69

NBA LOS ANGELES LAKERS BASKETBALL SHIRT JERSEY CHAMPION KOBE BRYANT #8
$44.99

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Majestic NBA "Pick N Roll" Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95

Los Angeles Lakers Women's Majestic NBA "Pick N Roll" Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95
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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

Nike Kobe Xl Elite TB Promo Basketball Shoes 856485-551 Lakers Purple Sz 17.5
$124.99

Nike Kobe Xl Elite TB Promo Basketball Shoes 856485-551 Lakers Purple Sz 17.5
$124.99

LAKERS TRUCKER CAP BLACK PURPLE YELLOW NEW ERA 59FIFTY SIZE 8EXCELLENT CONDITION
$14.00

Mens Nba Baskeball Shorts Los Angeles Lakers Large Black
$11.99

Nike Kobe X 10 Elite EXT QS White Gum 822950-100 what the black lakers mamba kd
$118.15

Nike Kobe X 10 Elite EXT QS White Gum 822950-100 what the black lakers mamba kd
$118.15

Nike Kobe X 10 Elite EXT QS White Gum 822950-100 what the black lakers mamba kd
$118.15

Nike Kobe X 10 Elite EXT QS White Gum 822950-100 what the black lakers mamba kd
$118.15

Nike Kobe X 10 Elite EXT QS White Gum 822950-100 what the black lakers mamba kd
$118.15

MEME NIKE KOBE XI LOW ID MAMBA SIZE 11 BRAND NEW WITH MATCHING LAKERS SNAPBACK
$249.99

Nike Kobe 9 IX Elite Showtime Lakers Purple Yellow 630847-500 PE LE Men Size 13
$85.00

Nike Zoom Kobe 6 VI sz 10.5 Imperial Purple Del Sol Yellow Lakers(2-3 day ship)
$55.00

Zipway NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Mesh Basketball Shorts - Black
$19.95

Zipway NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Mesh Basketball Shorts - Black
$19.95

Zipway NBA Men's Los Angeles Lakers Mesh Basketball Shorts - Black
$19.95

Nike Lakers Men’s 4 Rings World Champions T Shirt- Sz L XL Black
$11.99
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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

Larry Bird & Magic Johnson Team USA Signed 16x20 Gold w Trophy Photo - Fanatics
$339.99

Magic Johnson Lakers Signed 20x24 In Focus Photo Multiple Inscription LE of 32
$346.36

Larry Bird & Magic Johnson Team USA Signed 16x20 Gold w Trophy Photo - Fanatics
$399.99

Framed Jerry West LA Lakers Signed 16'' x 20'' Reverse Lay Up Photo - Fanatics
$232.99

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL SIGNED AUTO LOS ANGELES LAKERS GOLD JERSEY JSA AUTOGRAPHED
$149.00

Spalding Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers Signed Indoor Outdoor Basketball
$179.95

Magic Johnson LA Lakers Signed 16x20 Trophy Photo - Fanatics
$93.49

Magic Johnson Lakers Signed 10x30 Floor General Photo Multiple Inscription
$344.54

Phil Jackson L A Lakers Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo BAS LOA CERT 439
$59.99

KOBE BRYANT signed BASKETBALL Upper Deck UDA Coa 3-time championship 44 108 Auto
$900.00

KOBE BRYANT Autographed "5x Champ" 16 x 24 Photograph PANINI LE 124
$795.97

KOBE BRYANT Autographed "33,643 Pts" Purple Lakers Jersey PANINI LE 3 124
$995.00

KOBE BRYANT Autographed "33,643 Pts" Purple Lakers Jersey PANINI LE 124
$995.00

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 'SHAQ' Signed "Baby Hook" 16 x 20 Photo UDA LE 32
$595.00

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 'SHAQ' Signed SHAQ ATTAQ IV Grey Shoes UDA LE 10
$1,195.00

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 'SHAQ' Hand Signed "Floater" 16 x 20 Photo UDA LE 34
$595.00
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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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