Pittsburgh Pirates Collecting and Fan Guide

Pittsburgh Pirates

Franchise Founded: 1882
Championships: 5
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.0


Overview

The long tradition and history of the Pittsburgh Pirates presents plenty of opportunities for collectors. The team has been home to some of the games all-time great players in Roberto Clemente and Honus Wagner. Wagner alone presents a myriad of hobby options, particularly for those collectors with deep pockets. The resurgent youth movement that saw the club return to the post-season, also provides prospectors, rookie card and team collectors with the perfect opportunity to start investing in the team's top prospects.

Founded in 1882, it didn't take long for the team to become competitive and they played in the very first World Series in 1903. Despite losing to Boston, five games to three, the team retooled and eventually claimed their first championship in 1909.

Through the 1920's, the team added two additional National League pennants and a World Series championship before the organization struggled through decades of futility. However, the Pirates returned to the World Series in 1960 and won in seven games thanks to one of the most memorable moments in World Series history. The Pirates and Yankees were tied in the ninth inning of game seven when Bill Mazeroski homered to seal the team's third overall World Series title.

The 1970s delivered two more World Series victories, thanks in large part to Willie Stargell and Dave Parker. The chemistry exhibited by the 1979 team in particular, earned the club the moniker, "We Are Family," after the disco hit of the era. Free agency, low attendance, and some mistakes in the draft had an adverse impact on the team for several years following their 1979 World Series win.

Today, the club has been rebuilt from the ground up with a heavy emphasis on identifying, recruiting and acquiring top prospects via the draft and trades. With a core group of players that is anchored by MLB standout Andrew McCutchen, the organization has once again put themselves into contention for the Fall Classic.

Collectors have plenty of options when it comes to merchandise and collectibles for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Using the tabs above, check out the top Pirates players to collect, top merchandise and jersey options, autograph guide, game tickets and the most watched Pittsburgh Pirates cards and memorabilia on eBay.

TTM AutographsPirates TTM

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, Pittsburgh Pirates 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 Pittsburgh Pirates
115 Federal St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Top eBay Listings

PITTSBURGH STEELERS PIRATES THREE RIVERS STADIUM REPLICA 1998 # 4750
$14.99

1978 PITTSBURGH PIRATES FRAMED COLOR TEAM PRINT
$11.00

RALPH KINER - "BASEBALL LEGEND TRIBUTE" SERIES 1 - REAL ARTIST CANVAS
$6.99

Pittsburgh Pirates Premium Pennant - 12" X 30"
$10.99

DEALER LOT OF 10 1986 PITTSBURGH PIRATES BASEBALL PROGRAM AND SCORECARD UNUSED
$19.99

MLB Teams - 27" Roundel Area Rug Floor Mat - Choose Your Team
$19.99

1963 Pittsburgh Pirates Paul Waner 2nd Series HOF Hall of Fame Bust
$174.99

MLB Pittsburgh Pirates "P" Women's Frost Watch
$49.99

NWOT Pittsburgh Pirates Zip Front Track Jacket Men's Size LARGE
$39.99

1940's Pittsburgh Pirates Stanford Pottery Bank #2
$499.99

EUC MLB Black Unisex Youth XL Flip Flops
$14.00

1952 Pittsburgh Pirates baseball emblem ice scraper bike reflector
$14.99

4 FORBES FIELD & PITTSBURGH PIRATES 8x10 B&W DIFFERENT PHOTOS
$12.00

New Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates Art, only 50 ex
$24.99

VINTAGE PIZZA HUT GIVEAWAY - PITTSBURGH PIRATES YOUTH BASEBALL GLOVE
$9.99

Pittsburgh Pirates New Era 59FIFTY MLB Retro Chop Adult Fitted Cap - Size: 7 1 8
$17.95
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Fan Gear

Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Jersey Guide

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Pittsburgh Pirates T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

New Era 59Fifty Pittsburgh Pirates Size 7 1 2
$15.00

New NWOT NOS Pittsburgh Pirates Corduroy Mesh Patch SNAPBACK TRUCKER HAT CAP!
$29.95

New NWOT NOS Pittsburgh Pirates Patch HAT CAP - Fitted Sizes 7 1 4 to 7 5 8
$24.95

Mens Shirt Pittsburgh Pirates Small Red 22 Nady Pre-owned
$5.00

Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Script SnapBack Hat
$26.00

PITTSBURGH PIRATES MLB ORANGE SNAPBACK HAT FLAT BRIM CAP H-89
$18.96

New Era Pittsburgh Pirates Black Yellow Pom Woven Biggie Skully
$14.00

PERFECTLY FADED!! early 90s vintage PITTSBURGH PIRATES T SHIRT youth xl
$15.99

ULTRA RARE!! 1990 vintage PITTSBURGH PIRATES news paper SWEAT SHIRT champ MEDIUM
$23.99

NWT Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates Boys' Youth Size L Large 14 16 T Shirt
$24.99

NWT Pittsburgh Pirates Men's Size M Medium Majestic Black MLB T Shirt NEW
$29.99

NWT Pittsburgh Pirates Men's Size M Medium Majestic Mission October MLB T Shirt
$28.99

NWT Pittsburgh Pirates Men's Size M Medium Majestic Take October T Shirt MLB NEW
$29.99

NWT Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates Boys' Youth Size S Small 4 MLB T Shirt
$23.50

NEW ERA 3930 MLB Cap All Teams Baseball Stretch Fit Team Classic Adjustable Hat
$24.90

NEW ERA 3930 MLB Cap All Teams Baseball Stretch Fit Team Classic Adjustable Hat
$24.90
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Cards

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Card Guide

The Pittsburgh Pirates present a strong number of card options for collectors. View cards for the top former and current members of the Pirates below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates Logo

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Lloyd Waner, Vern Law, Arky Vaughan, Dick Groat, Bill Madlock, Max Carey, Doug Drabek, Jason Kendall, Brian Giles, Jason Bay, John Candeleraia, Dick Stuart

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Pittsburgh Pirates 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 Pittsburgh Pirates Photographs

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Signed Photo

Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Signed Jersey

Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Balls

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Signed Ball

Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Bats

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Signed Bat

Top eBay Listings

Andrew McCutchen Rookie signed autographed baseball Tristar coa autograph auto
$179.99

Tyler Glasnow Signed ROMLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates
$34.95

Manny Sanguillen Signed Autographed Bat Store Model Pittsburgh Pirates
$75.00

JOHNNY JETER PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO W COA
$30.00

Ralph Kiner Signed Autographed Gateway 1989 Cooperstown Cachet
$35.00

HARVEY HADDIX PITTSBURGH PIRATES SINGLE SIGNED BASEBALL JSA AUTHENTIC
$300.00

Ralph Kiner Cubs signed postcard 1953 former Mets broadcaster at Shea Stadium
$29.99

Dave Parker signed Pittsburgh Pirates 8x10 Photo (horizontal-gold sig)
$21.95

BARRY BONDS PITTSBURGH PIRATES,GIANTS,HOF JSA COA SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO
$85.00

Vintage Barry Bonds SIGNED ONL Baseball
$86.13

JASON KENDALL PITTSBURGH PIRATES SIGNED 8X10 PHOTO FROM BATBOY
$20.00

Barry Bonds Signed & Framed 756 Home Run Photo - JSA Auth - Baseball Bat
$149.99

Gerrit Cole Auto Jersey Pittsburgh Pirates JSA
$41.03

Stetson Allie Autographed Bat - Pittsburgh Pirates
$36.99

Jameson Taillon Autographed Baseball - Pittsburgh Pirates
$32.00

Reese McGuire Autographed Bat - Pittsburgh Pirates
$79.99
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Tickets

Pittsburgh Pirates Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, MLB 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.

Pittsburgh Pirates 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 Pittsburgh Pirates tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.

Hot List

Pittsburgh Pirates Hot List

Check out the most watched Pittsburgh Pirates 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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