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New York Islanders Collecting and Fan Guide

New York Islanders

Franchise Founded: 1972
Championships: 4
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


The New York Islanders dynasty of the 1980s secured the team's place in hockey history. It cemented a passionate fan base in a competitive media market and, more importantly, provided a wealth of opportunity for collectors.

The dynasty-era teams were led by several Hall of Fame players, including Denis Potvin, Mike Bossy and the legendary Bryan Trottier. Unlike many teams, the all-time greats of the New York Islanders all have rookie cards with the team. It is a true testament of the organization's ability to identify, acquire and retain homegrown talent.

Founded in 1972, the Islanders are one of three NHL teams that compete for fans in the metropolitan area of New York. After winning four consecutive Stanley Cups between 1980 and 1983, the franchise has had more than its fair share of problems. Lackluster results in the standings, mismanagement and low attendance have led to a decline in the organization's stature in the league.

The allure of adding aging veterans past their prime in an attempt to fill seats has backfired on the team on multiple occasions. This contributed significantly to the team's money woes by saddling the organization with high-priced contracts.

However, with the recent arrival of a group of young draft picks, led by John Tavares, the team is looking to return to their winning ways and rebuild a once proud franchise and fan base.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the New York Islanders. Using the tabs above, check out the top Islanders' players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched New York Islanders 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, Islanders' 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 New York Islanders
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Long Island, NY 11553

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Fan Gear

New York Islanders Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for New York Islanders 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.

New York Islanders Jersey Guide

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New York Islanders T-Shirts & Hats

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New York Islanders Hockey Card Guide

While much of their collecting appeal comes from their previous title teams, the Islanders are back among the best teams in the league and offer collectors a wide variety of top-level players. View cards for the top former and current members of the New York Islanders below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great New York Islanders

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Ed Westfall, Bob Bourne, Ken Morrow, Derek King, Pat Flatley, Glenn Resch, Dave Lewis, Stefan Persson, Gerry Hart, Bert Marshall, Ziggy Palffy

Top Current Players & Prospects

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New York Islanders 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 New York Islanders Photographs

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Signed New York Islanders Jerseys

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Signed New York Islanders Pucks

NY Islanders Team Signed Pucks

Signed New York Islanders Sticks

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New York Islanders Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the New York Islanders 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.

NY Islanders Seating Chart

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 New York Islanders tickets. Be aware that the NHL regular season basically runs from October until the end of April. The playoffs continue until late June.

Hot List

New York Islanders Hot List

Check out the most watched New York Islanders 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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