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.

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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, 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

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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

Click on the listings to shop on eBay. 

Pittsburgh Pirates T-Shirts & Hats

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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

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other All-Time Great Pittsburgh Pirates

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Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.

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

Click on the player for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

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

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Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys

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Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Balls

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Signed Pittsburgh Pirates Bats

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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.

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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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