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Minnesota Vikings Collecting and Fan Guide

Minnesota Vikings

Franchise Founded: 1961
Championships: 0
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.0


Overview

1997 Upper Deck Legends Autographs Fran Tarkenton #AL13Despite a history of coming up short in the biggest games, the Minnesota Vikings feature plenty of Hall of Fame talent in their rich history and a passionate group of supporters. Thanks to a new crop of young talent to go along with the former greats, the Viking have received strong interest from collectors.

Founded in 1961 as the 14th NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings have made a habit of consistently winning games. Even with regular playoff appearances, 27 to date, the team has lost all four Super Bowl appearances and their last five NFC Championship Games.

Although the current squad is defined by exciting offensive talent such as Adrian Peterson, Cordarrelle Patterson and Teddy Bridgewater, the early teams were known for their defense. Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall and Gary Larsen were one of the most dominant defensive lines in NFL history and were nicknamed the Purple People Eaters. The term has come to represent the Vikings as a whole.

The Vikings have also played home to several stars who were not originally drafted by the team, but still made their mark despite short stints with the team. Three prime examples of this are Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham and Brett Favre. Although each quarterback only donned the purple jersey for a few seasons, all three led the team to the playoffs and Cunningham and Favre took the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game.

In addition to quarterbacks, the Vikings boast two of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, and their careers overlapped. Randy Moss and Cris Carter remain popular in the hobby to this day.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Minnesota Vikings. Using the tabs above, check out the top Minnesota Vikings players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Vikings 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, Minnesota Vikings 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 Minnesota Vikings
Winter Park
9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3825

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Fan Gear

Minnesota Vikings Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Minnesota Vikings fans across all budgets. Normal price ranges are noted when available. View a complete breakdown of the jersey options using our detailed NFL jersey guide.

Minnesota Vikings Jersey Guide

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Minnesota Vikings T-Shirts & Hats

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Cards

Minnesota Vikings Football Card Guide

The Minnesota Vikings might be more know for their defense, but they still have fielded some terrific offensive talent. Cris Carter, Randy Moss and Fran Tarkenton are among the biggest former options and current top options are dominated by offense. View the top former and current card options for the Vikings in our guide below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Minnesota Vikings All-Time Greats

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2009 SPx Upper Deck Update Brett Favre #112 SP Variation holding jersey

Top Current Players

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Autographs

Minnesota Vikings 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 Minnesota Vikings Photographs

Fran Tarkenton Signed Photo

Signed Minnesota Vikings Jerseys

Cris carter Signed Jersey

Signed Minnesota Vikings Helmets

Fran Tarkenton Signed Helmet

Signed Minnesota Vikings Footballs

Randy Moss Signed Football

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Tickets

Minnesota Vikings Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Minnesota Vikings play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NFL stadiums hold a lot of spectators. It is important to note that the longtime stadium for the Vikings, the Metrodome, was demolished following the 2013 season to make way for a new stadium. Since the new staium is not expected to be ready until the 2016 season, the Vikings are playing their  games at TCF Bank Stadium, which is the primary field for the University of Minnesota.

Minnesota Vikings Stadium TCF Bank Stadium University of Minnesota

After selecting a specific game, the first thing to decide is how much you want to spend and where you want to sit. 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 Minnesota Vikings tickets. Be aware that the NFL regular season basically runs from September to January and the playoffs continue until the beginning of February.

Hot List

Minnesota Vikings Hot List

Check out the most watched Minnesota Vikings 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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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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