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    

1927 Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Team Original Pocket Schedule1954 Topps #201 Al Kaline Hof Rc Rookie Signed Auto Psa/dna AuthenticVintage Detroit Tigers Baseball Ticket Stub Vrs Cleveland Indians Navin FieldVintage Detroit Tigers Felt Pennant 1950/60's 30"12 Ct 1969-1980 Detroit Tigers Pocket Schedule Lot Stroh's Pabst Detroit PressDetroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera 2017 Game Used / Team Issued Mother's Day Hat3 Vtg Detroit Tigers Schedules 1934 1936 1938 Baseball World Champions1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Potrait; Red Back Ground Piedmont Bvg 4.5 Vg-ex+1948 Leaf Baseball, Short Print,george Kell,#120, Detroit Tigers1910-12 Ty Cobb Sweet Caporal Ex-mt 6 Sm. Letters Detroit TigersAl Kaline 1954 Topps Baseball #201 Rc Rookie Card Detroit Tigers Psa 3 VgT206 Lot Tobacco Cards Detroit Tigers 1939 Playball Play Ball #56 Hank Greenberg Tigers Hof Sgc 88 8 " High End "1933 Sport Kings Ty Cobb Baseball Psa #1 Vg 3 (mk) 1978 Topps #703 Jack Morris Rookie Rc Detroit Tigers Psa 10 Gem Mint1977 Topps #420 Rusty Staub Detroit Tigers Psa 10 Gem Mint1958 Topps #70 Yellow Name Al Kaline Psa 7 Nm1966 Topps #410 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hof Psa 8 Nm-mt1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Portrait Red Sweet Caporal Authentic Detroit Tigers1958 Topps White Name #70 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hof Psa 7 Nm 2017 Topps Museum Michael Fulmer Emerald Jumbo Patch Auto 1/1 Detroit Tigers1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline Tigers White Back Hof Psa 7.5 Nm 1978 Topps #45 Mark Fidrych Detroit Tigers Psa 10 Gem MintDetroit Tigers 2017 Museum Collection 1 Case 12x Index Team Break Topps BaseballBilly Martin Autographed 1972 Topps Psa2008 Topps Sterling Stardom Relics Five #5ss59 Ty Cobb #08/10 Detroit Tigers1961 Topps All Star #580 Al Kaline Detroit Tigers Hof Psa 8 " Scarce High# "1955 Detroit Tigers Yrbk!! Ex Condition....kuehn, Kaline, Lary...l@@k!1952 Topps #262 Virgil Trucks Detroit Tigers Sgc 86 Nm+ 7.51959 Topps #149 Jim Bunning Hof Detroit Tigers Psa 8 Nm-mtPsa 4 - 1939 Play Ball #56 Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers Hof1968 World Series Program Detroit Tigers Vs St. Louis Cardinals Kaline + PhotoRare 2003 Spx Buy Back Auto Sp Miguel Cabrera /25 Detroit Tigers Autograph 1955 Bowman #23 Al Kaline Psa 62015 Bowman Chrome Beau Burrows Gold Refractor Rookie Bgs 9.5 10 Auto /50 Tigers2000 Multi-ad Utica Blue Sox Miguel Cabrera Rookie Rc Psa 10 Mint Detroit TigersCharlie Brown Bobblehead Detroit Tigers1911 T205 Sweet Caporal # 95 Hughie Jennings (hof)1972 Topps #337 Mike Kilkenny Detroit Tigers Psa 10 Gem Mint Al Kaline 1954 Topps Baseball #201 Bgs 4 Vg-ex1950s-70s Detroit Tigers Braves Brewers Baseball Business Cards (23)1961 Post Cereal #39 Jim Bunning Hof Detroit Tigers Perforated Psa 8 Nm-mt1953 Bowman B&w Set Break # 18 Billy Hoeft Psa 7 Nm H12538Detroit Tigers 2017 Topps Museum Baseball 6box Half Case Break #61958 Topps #70 Al Kaline Hof Tigers White Name Signed Auto Psa/dna AuthenticAl Kaline Autographed Detroit Tigers Custom White Jersey Jsa Coa1958 Topps #304 Tigers Big Bats Harvey Kuenn Al Kaline Hof Psa 8 Nm-mt1956 Topps #20 Al Kaline Tigers Hof Gray Back Psa 7 Nm Al Kaline Detroit Tigers 1955 Topps #4 Psa 4 Vg/exTiger Stadium Final Game Commemorative Program W/ Full Game Ticket 9/27/992015 Tcsp Top Shelf Ty Cobb Game Used Bat Barrel /50 Hof Tigers1911 T205 Sovereign Cigarettes # 176 Hack Simmons Psa 31963 Topps #445 Norm Cash Detroit Tigers Psa 8 Nm-mtAuthentic Detroit Tigers Home White Jersey 521953 Topps #211 J.w. Porter Detroit Tigers Psa 7 Nm Al Kaline 2004 Leaf Limited Limited Legends Game-worn Pants Autograph 33/50 2011 Bowman Sterling Michael Fulmer Gold Refractor Rookie Bgs 9.5 10 Auto /501958 Topps #154 Harry Byrd Detroit Tigers Psa 8 Nm-mt2012 Bowman Chrome Tyler Collins Red Refractor Rookie Bgs 9.5 10 Auto /5 Tigers1960 Topps Set Break # 50 - Al Kaline Nr-mint H15479