Chicago Cubs Collectibles And Memorabilia


2015-06-26 11:22:52

Chicago Cubs Collectibles And Memorabilia

Chicago Cubs Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball team.


Brief history/biography

The Chicago Cubs are a professional American baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.

The team colors are blue, red and white.

The team has gone through numerous name changes since their formation in 1870, but originally the team was called the Chicago White Stockings until 1871 as well as from 1874 to 1889. The team changed their name again to the Chicago Colts from 1890 to 1897, as well as to the Chicago Orphans from 1898 to 1902. In 1903 the team changed their name for a final time to the Chicago Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs have won two World Series titles in 1907 and 1908, 16 NL Pennants, three Central Division titles in 2003, 2007 and 2008, two East Division titles in 1984 and 1989, and one Wild Card Berth in 1998. The Cubs haven't won a World Series in 103 years, making this the longest Championship drought out of any other major North American professional sports team.

The Cubs, along with the Braves, are the two oldest active teams in major North American sports. The Chicago Cubs also have a rivalry with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers and the White Sox.

The Cubs have an official Cubs magazine called Vineline which has 12 annual issues and highlights various players and events associated with the team throughout the year.

Types of Chicago Cubs Collectibles And Memorabilia


Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:

Chris AKA "Chuck" Klein's game-used 1935 Chicago Cubs jersey for $17,500 in November of 2011.
Ryne Sandberg's 1990 Chicago Cubs All-Star game-used jersey for $6,500 in April of 2010.

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold Randy Hundley's game-used Chicago Cubs jersey for $3,500 in May of 2004.

Baseball Bats/Baseballs

Sotheby's in New York sold a signed 1932 Chicago Cubs baseball bat and baseball for $4,688 in April of 2008.


Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:

A 1930s Chicago Cubs team-signed photograph album from Les Bell for $5,250 in November of 2011.
A 1902 team photograph of the Chicago Orphans for $5,500 in October of 2008.
A 1918 Chicago Cubs team panoramic photograph for $3,500 in April of 2010.
A 1903 Chicago Cubs team photograph for $4,000 in October of 2008.


Geppi's Memorabilia Road Show in Timonium, Maryland sold a 1932 World Series program scorecard and ticket stubs for a 1932 game between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees at Wrigley Field in Chicago for $3,000 in October of 2005.

Championship Medallions

Sotheby's in New York sold Henry Zimmerman's 1907 Chicago Cubs Championship Medallion for $7,800 in June of 2007.

Guide for Chicago Cubs Collectibles And Memorabilia collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, signed or used by Chris AKA "Chuck" Klein (who played for the team from 1934 to 1936), Ryne Sandberg (from 1982 to 1994 and 1996 to 1997), Randy Hundley (from 1966 to 1973 and 1976 to 1977) is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that dates back to before the 1950s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1960s to present, as well as any memorabilia featuring the Chicago Cubs' former team names.

Restoration of a Chicago Cubs jersey, helmet, baseball, program, medallion, ticket, baseball bat or trophy is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Chicago Cubs memorabilia, visit the Chicago Cubs official website, Sports Memorabilia and Cubbies Baseball.

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