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New York Knicks Collecting and Fan Guide

New York Knicks

Franchise Founded: 1946
Championships: 2
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Green Patrick EwingAs a prominent NBA team in one of the biggest sports cities in the world, the New York Knicks maintain a significant following of fans and collectors. Despite a lengthy gap in titles, the Knicks rich history offers collectors plenty of Hall of Fame options.

The New York Knicks made their NBA debut in 1946 and were one of the top teams in the league in the 1950s, thanks to names like Dick McGuire, Harry Gallatin and Richie Guerin. Although they saw a regression in the 1960s, Red Holzman led the team back to the top near the end of the decade.

This all culminated with the Knicks' only NBA titles in 1970 and 1973. Headlined by a Hall of Fame roster, the 1973 team boasted a lineup that consisted of Bill Bradley, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed.

Although the team has not won another title since 1973, the franchise has regularly been in the playoff mix. Bernard King carried the Knicks through the early part of the 1980s, but arguably the biggest player in the history of the New York Knicks was drafted first overall in the 1985 NBA Draft. Patrick Ewing gave the Knicks a bonafide superstar and he rewarded them with 13-straight playoff appearances and two trips to the NBA Finals.

Unable to claim the ultimate prize, the team was largely disbanded and has struggled to consistently field a winning team, even with their newest superstar, Carmelo Anthony. Now with Phil Jackson on board, the Knicks hope they can capture some of the success that he displayed with the Bulls and Lakers.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the New York Knicks. Using the tabs above, check out the top Knicks’ players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched New York Knicks 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, New York Knicks' 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 Knicks

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Fan Gear

New York Knicks Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

New York Knicks Jersey Guide

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New York Knicks Signature Sneakers

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New York Knicks T-Shirts & Hats

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Cards

New York Knicks Basketball Card Guide

When it comes to the New York Knicks, Patrick Ewing and Carmelo Anthony are the biggest names for card collectors. However, the team during the early-1970s featured the most stars, and the majority of their rookie cards remain reasonably priced. View some of the best former and current collecting options for the Knicks using the guide below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other Knicks All-Time Greats

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Top Current Players

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Autographs

New York Knicks 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 Knicks Photographs

Patrick Ewing Signed Photograph

Signed New York Knicks Jerseys

Walt Frazier New York Knicks Signed Jersey

Signed New York Knicks Sneakers

Patrick Ewing New York Knicks Signed Sneaker

Signed New York Knicks Basketballs

Bernard King New York Knicks Signed Basketball

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Tickets

New York Knicks Game Tickets

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

New York Knicks Madison Square Garden 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 New York Knicks tickets. Be aware that the NBA regular season basically runs from November to April and the playoffs continue until mid-June.

Hot List

New York Knicks Hot List

Check out the most watched New York Knicks 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 more detailed collecting information on the New York Knicks and their players, check out our comprehensive guides, profiles and articles.

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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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