Texas Rangers Collecting and Fan Guide

Texas Rangers

Franchise Founded: 1961
Championships: 0
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.0


Overview

Since joining the league in 1961, the Texas Rangers have been home to some of the game's greatest players despite struggling to achieve postseason success. With players like Ivan Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez and Michael Young all making their rookie debut as part of the organization, there are numerous opportunities for the player, team and rookie card collectors.

In addition to the club's homegrown talent, the Rangers have played host to several Hall of Fame-worthy players via free agency, including Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Fergie Jenkins and Rafael Palmeiro, to name a few.

While the franchise's roots date back to 1961 when they were the Washington Senators, the Rangers officially took up residence in Arlington, Texas in 1971. It took 25 years for the team to win their first division title in 1996. Even without a World Series win in their history, the team has developed a loyal fan base.

In recent years, the Rangers have captured two American League pennants. While the elusive World Series title has yet to come to fruition, the team ownership, led by former Ranger and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, has shown their commitment to winning. Management continues to retool, reload and rebuild, adding and developing key players, most notably, the acquisition of Japanese import Yu Darvish.

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

TTM AutographsTexas Rangers 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, Rangers, 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 Texas Rangers
Globe Life Park 1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011

Top eBay Listings

MLB Texas Rangers World Series 2010 Baseball Team Red Graphic Print T Shirt XL
$15.74

Texas Rangers Prince Fielder Majestic Cool Base Jersey Men's Medium
$68.88

Majestic Texas Rangers Alternate WHITE Jersey Size XXL Brand New W Tags
$15.00

Nelson Cruz Texas Rangers Red Jersey with World Series Patch - Size 52
$40.00

NEW 2pcs lots Texas Rangers EMBROIDERED Iron On patch 3.5"
$9.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

NEW Sz S-5XL Black MLB MENS Soft MicroFleece Polyester #586 Fleece Jacket
$44.99

Texas Rangers Women's Bucket Hat MLB Fan Sequin Sparkle Black
$35.17

MLB Wright & Ditson Brand Texas Rangers Baseball Light Blue Graphic T-Shirt XL
$14.99

Texas Rangers New Era Blocked Out 39THIRTY Flex Hat - White Navy - MLB
$24.99
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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.

User Comments

  1. What would unused tickets to the first home game
    in 1961 be worth, not stubs, the whole ticket?

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