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.
Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for Texas Rangers 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.
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.
If you are looking for tickets to see the Texas Rangers 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.
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 Texas Rangers tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.
Rob Bertrand | E-Mail Author | 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.
What would unused tickets to the first home game
in 1961 be worth, not stubs, the whole ticket?