Washington Capitals Collecting and Fan Guide

Washington Capitals

Franchise Founded: 1974
Championships: 0
Team Collectibility Rating: 7.5


Overview

The Washington Capitals are a proud franchise with a deeply loyal fan base. The emergence of Alexander Ovechkin as a legitimate superstar has garnered a renewed interest from collectors. In addition to Ovechkin, the team has plenty of other young stars and veterans worthy of collecting.

Since joining the league in 1974, the team has won eight division titles but just one Eastern Conference championship. They played in the 1988 Stanley Cup but lost to the Detroit Red Wings. Over the course of time, some of the league's best players have spent a considerable duration of their career with the team. Some of the notable names include Dennis Maruk, Adam Oates, Peter Bondra, Olaf Kolzig and Mike Gartner, just to name a few.

The lack of Stanley Cup Championships has not impacted the availability of team signed memorabilia in the way it has other teams. There are plenty of examples of team signed jersey available on the secondary market. Interestingly enough, team signed photos can be difficult to find and carry a premium.

One of the most watched rookies for the 2014-15 season will be the Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov, whose rookie cards are just now arriving in this year's products. Adding him to the scoring mix of Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will provide formidable match-ups for opposing defenders. As a result, Kuznestsov could catch fire quickly and provides collectors a significant investment opportunity.

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

TTM AutographsWashington Capitals 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, Capitals 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 Washington Capitals
601 F Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20004-1603

Top eBay Listings

EUC CCM Washington Capitals NHL Pullover Jacket XL Black w Blue Trim Embroidered
$20.95

Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin Jersey Pin, Free Shipping Within Canada NHL
$5.09

Washington Capitals Majestic "Felt Tek Patch" Men's Red Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95

Washington Capitals Majestic "Felt Tek Patch" Men's Red Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95

Washington Capitals Majestic "Felt Tek Patch" Men's Red Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95

Washington Capitals Majestic "Felt Tek Patch" Men's Red Hooded Sweatshirt
$49.95

WASHINGTON CAPITALS SHIRT NHL OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCTS GIRLS SMALL 3 5
$8.99

YOUTH NHL WASHINGTON CAPITALS JERSEY SIZE L XL REEBOK OFFICIAL LICENSED OVECHKIN
$25.00

Braden Holtby Washington Capitals 2016-2017 NHL Action Photo TV039 (Select Size)
$13.99

Braden Holtby Washington Capitals 2016-2017 NHL Action Photo TV039 (Select Size)
$13.99

Braden Holtby Washington Capitals 2016-2017 NHL Action Photo TV039 (Select Size)
$23.99

Braden Holtby Washington Capitals 2016-2017 NHL Action Photo TV039 (Select Size)
$43.99

Braden Holtby Washington Capitals 2016-2017 NHL Action Photo TV039 (Select Size)
$63.99

NEW WASHINGTON CAPITALS WOOL LOW PROFILE MITCHELL & NESS RED FITTED HAT 7 3 4
$27.47

NHL Head Rest Covers Set of 2 Embroidered Team Logo by ProMark Select Team Below
$21.99

Reebok NHL Apparel WASHINGTON CAPITALS Alex Ovechkin Jeresy T-Shirt Sz XL - NWT
$19.95
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Fan Gear

Washington Capitals Jerseys & Gear Guide

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

Washington Capitals Jersey Guide

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Washington Capitals T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

Denco Sports Washington Capitals 20-inch Hardside Carry On Spinner Upright
$159.99

Washington Capitals Baseball Cap, NHL Hockey, 30 Seasons 1974-2003 Hat
$9.00

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Beard Hat Playoff Beard NHL Hockey Teams Hat Crochet Knit Beanie Handmade NEW
$19.99

Washington Capitals Mens Bow Tie Adjustable Neck NHL Hockey Fan Necktie New
$29.95

Washington Capitals Caps long sleeve hockey jersey size adult XL
$17.99

NWT MAJESTIC NHL Washington Capitals Navy Team Logo Thermal B&T 100085RM
$12.99

NWT MAJESTIC NHL Washington Capitals Navy Team Logo Thermal B&T 100085RM
$12.99
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Cards

Washington Capitals Hockey Card Guide

With a more limited history in comparison to the other NHL teams, the collecting options are not as deep for the Washington Capitals. However, there is still plenty for collectors to chase. View cards for the top former and current members of the Washington Capitals below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great Washington Capitals

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Pat Riggin, Al Jensen, Yvon Labre, Mike Ridley, Kelly Miller, Guy Charron, Calle Johansson, Michal Pivonka, Kevin Hatcher, Scott StevensRod Langway

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

Washington Capitals 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 Washington Capitals Photographs

Washington Capitals Team Signed Photo

Signed Washington Capitals Jerseys

Washington Capitals Team Signed Jersey

Signed Washington Capitals Pucks

Washington Capitals Team Signed Pucks

Signed Washington Capitals Sticks

Washington Capitals Team Signed Stick

Top eBay Listings

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed Autographed FRAMED Hockey 16x20 Photo COA! BACKSTROM+
$299.99

Washington Capitals Andre Burakovsky Signed Autographed 8x10 NHL Photo COA W
$36.61

NICKLAS BACKSTROM WASHINGTON CAPITALS COA SIGNED MINI HELMET
$45.00

Michael Nylander SIGNED 8x10 Photo Washington Capitals PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$45.00

EVGENY KUZNETSOV SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WASHINGTON CAPITALS LOGO PUCK COA
$39.99

KARL ALZNER WASHINGTON CAPITALS SIGNED HOCKEY PUCK w COA
$26.99

Don BEAUPRE Signed WASHINGTON CAPITALS Puck
$29.99

TOM POTI WASHINGTON CAPITALS SIGNED HOCKEY PUCK w COA
$26.99

TOM WILSON SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WASHINGTON CAPITALS LOGO PUCK PROOF COA
$24.99

KARL ALZNER SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED WASHINGTON CAPITALS LOGO PUCK PROOF COA
$24.99

Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington Capitals Framed 8x10 Signed Photo
$129.00

Mike Ridley Signed Photo - Washington Capitals - NHL - Hockey !
$25.00

JSA Nicklas Backstrom Signed NHL Series 25 McFarlane I54426 Washington Capitals
$149.99

Peter Bondra Signed Eagle Puck COA Washington Capitals Thrashers Blackhawks
$47.99

Dean Evason Signed Washington Capitals Puck
$29.99

Tom WILSON Signed Washington Capitals DEBUT 8x10 Photo
$39.99
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Tickets

Washington Capitals Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the Washington Capitals play, it might be an overwhelming experience. Luckily for fans, NHL 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.

Washington Capitals 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 Washington Capitals tickets. Be aware that the NHL regular season basically runs from October until the end of April. The playoffs continue until late June.

Hot List

Washington Capitals Hot List

Check out the most watched Washington Capitals 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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