The Minnesota Wild are one of the NHL's newest franchises and provide collectors a wealth of prospecting opportunities. A relatively young team, their roster is loaded with potential superstars, making many of their rookie cards a solid investment.
After the departure of the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas in 1993, the hockey-frenzied state was left without an NHL franchise. While the Wild were founded in 1997, it would not be until the start of the 2000-01 season that hockey-starved fans would see their new franchise take the ice for the first time.
The Minnesota Wild drafted Marian Gaborik as the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. As their very first draft pick, he quickly became the face of the franchise and provided the Wild with a bonafide star. Gaborik became a cornerstone of the team as the front office assembled a legitimate contender. With a solid ownership group and astute front office, the Wild were almost instantly competitive. They would make their first playoff appearance in 2002-03, advancing all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
The Wild are currently powered by a core group of young talent that includes Zach Parise, Jason Pominville and Ryan Suter. Fans have much to look forward to as the team looks to capitalize on its consistent, year-over-year, improvement.
Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Minnesota Wild. Using the tabs above, check out the top Wild players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Minnesota Wild cards and memorabilia on eBay.
Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Minnesota Wild 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.
With a very limited history in comparison to the other NHL teams, the collecting options are not as deep for the Minnesota Wild. However, there is still plenty for collectors to chase. View cards for the top former and current members of the Minnesota Wild below.
Top Former Players & Coaches
Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.
As a recent acquisition, Thomas does not have any cards depicting him in a Minnesota Wild uniform. They will be forthcoming in 2014-15 hockey products.
Minnesota Wild 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.
If you are looking for tickets to see the Minnesota Wild 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.
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 Minnesota Wild tickets. Be aware that the NHL regular season basically runs from October until the end of April. The playoffs continue until late June.
Rob Bertrand | E-Mail Author | 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.