Of the eight charter teams in the American League, which was established in 1901, the Detroit Tigers is the only franchise whose name has remained unchanged for the duration. In its formative years, its most famous, and feared, player was Ty Cobb, who spent more than two decades with the team, including half a dozen seasons as the team’s player/manager. Other great Tigers include Hank Greenberg, Mickey Cochrane, and Goose Goslin, who led the team to its first World Series win in 1935. Other great players who have worn the Detroit Tigers uniform are Al Kaline, Denny McLain, and Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to win a Triple Crown, but the name most people still associate with the Detroit Tigers is probably Sparky Anderson, the former Cincinnati Reds manager who guided the team to 1,331 wins between 1979 and 1995, including a World Series victory in 1984.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Old Cardboard

Old Cardboard

Check out this well-organized collection of 500 sets of baseball cards, each over 50 years old. Browsable by type a… [read review or visit site]

The Baseball Card Blog

The Baseball Card Blog

Ben Henry's lively vintage baseball card blog, started in January 2006, offers hundreds of great posts on (and pict… [read review or visit site]

Cardboard Junkie

Cardboard Junkie

Dave Campbell's in-depth blog on old baseball (and some football) cards lives up to it's motto: 'do cards, not drug… [read review or visit site]

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Roll up your socks for this Library of Congress collection showcasing hundreds of players on colorful early basebal… [read review or visit site]

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

A home run for baseball collectors, this site features special online exhibits, ranging from a baseball-uniforms da… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1912 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers Vintage Elektra Composition Baseball Antique Doll 2015 Panini National Treasures All Century Dual Bat Ty Cobb Jimmie Foxx #20/492011 Topps Triple Threads Miguel Cabrera 3/3 Autograph Relic Card. Tigers Auto2010 Topps Triple Threads Justin Verlander 1/1 Sick Patch Relic Autograph Card2000 Royal Rookies #6 Miguel Cabrera Autograph Auto Rc #275/4950 Gem Mint Psa 101933 Goudey Gum Sport Kings Ty Cobb #1 Sgc 1 Vintage Original Baseball Card!1967 Detroit Tigers Unstubbed Season Ticket Book Beyond Rare!!2012 Topps Triple Threads Miguel Cabrera 1/1 White Whale Autograph Patch Card2015 Topps Triple Threads Miguel Cabrera 3d 4-color Triple Patch 05/25 Sick!!2016 Topps Series 1 Miguel Cabrera #'d/99 Laser Relic #tlr-mc | Detroit TigersJustin Upton 2006 Bowman Chrome Auto Rc 06 Autograph Detroit Tigers #bc2232010 Topps Triple Threads Miguel Cabrera 1/1 White Whale Autograph Laundry Card.2015 Topps Triple Threads Legends Relic Hal Newhouser 6/9 Detroit TigersChet Lemon Game Used Cracked Louisville Slugger K48 Bat ~ 1984 Detroit TigersJames Mccann 2015 National Treasures Emerald Silhouette Patch Auto #3/5 D47432008 Topps Triple Threads Justin Verlander White Whale 1/1 Autograph Patch Card 1937 Boston Red Sox At Detroit Tigers Original, Foldout Baseball Game Program1907 Dietsche Detroit Tigers Postcards Owen Bush Rookie Rc Psa 3 Vg (pwcc)Justin Upton 2007 Ud Exquisite 4 Gu Jersey Auto /199 Rc Autograph Detroit TigersMiguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Signed Autographed Official Romlb Baseball Jsa Coa1962 Topps #470 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hof All Star Psa 8 Nm-mt1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel Matty Mcintyre Detroit Sgc 50 / 4 Vg/ex 2015 Topps Heritage #475 Miguel Cabrera Action Sp Variation1957 Topps #338 Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers Rookie Card Psa 6 Ex/mt1968 Topps Baseball Card Lot All World Champion Detroit Tigers 17 Diff Vgex/ex+2016 Topps Series 1 Miguel Cabrera Negative Black & White Parallel Tigers1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline Rookie Detroit Tigers Rc Hof PsaTy Cobb 1933 Sport Kings Gone #1 Detroit Tigers Sgc 10 Poor 11954 Topps Al Kaline#201 Ga 6 Ex-mt1945 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers World Series Gm 3 Ticket Stub Wrigley Briggs1960 Topps #461 Detroit Tigers Coaches Psa 9 Mint 1/9 Low Pop Toughie = Rare!!Max Scherzer Single Signed Baseball Auto Jsa Coa Detroit Tigers Diamond Score Card Detroit Tigers Vs Chicago White Sox 1934 (rare)2016 Topps 65th Anniversary Original Stamped Buyback 1965 Topps Al Kaline - 1/1Late 1930's-early 40's Detroit Tigers Small Felt Pennant2015 Immaculate Collection James Mccann On Card Auto Acetate Rc #15/49 Tigers1957 Topps Baseball #125 Al Kaline Tigers Hof Vgex Nice!!Topps Triple Threads Moya Bat/jersey Rc Auto 47/99, Tigers Bat/jersey Tt 15/272015 Topps Triple Threads Relic David Price 16/27 Detroit Tigers 2013 Topps Triple Crown Die-cut Miguel Cabrera Jersey Detroit Tigers1945 Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers World Series Gm 4 Ticket Stub Wrigley Briggs1952 Topps #25 Johnny Groth Detroit Tigers Psa 7 NmDon Kelly Game Used Baseball Bat Detroit Tigers Mlb AuthenticRare Detroit Ty Cobb, Moriarty, & Bauman 1914 Baseball Blanket Tobacco Felt1941 Philadelphia A's At Detroit Tigers Original Baseball Game ProgramLot Of Nine 1952 Topps Detroit Tigers Poor Fair Free S&h.2015 Triple Threads James Mccann Auto Relic /75 Detroit TigersGeorge Kell H&b Signed Game Bat Detroit Tigers Orioles Hof2015 Topps Strata Victor Martinez Jersey Patch Auto /25 Mlb Authenticated Tigers1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline Ex-exmtJustin Upton 2012 National Treasures Jumbo Auto Bat /10 Autograph Detroit Tigers1982 Donruss Sparky Anderson Signed Card #29 Tigers Psa/dna Auto Slabbed2016 Topps Series 1 James Mccann Scouting Report Autograph Sra-jm Detroit Tigers2014 Ha Originals Bill Rogell 1934-36 Diamond Stars Psa Auto 05/22 Autograph1955 Topps #4 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hof Psa 7 Nm2014 Topps Heritage Action Image Variation #500 Miguel Cabrera Tigers Don Lund 1953 Topps #277 - Rc - Hi # - Detroit Tigers - Nrmint-mint! Tremendous!1955 #23 Bowman Al Kaline Graded Gai Mint 9!! Nice Card!Hal Newhouser 1953 Topps #228 - Hi # - Detroit Tigers - Gorgeous!!! Sharp!!!Justin Verlander 2005 Topps Chrome Refractor Rc Auto #242