St. Louis Cardinals Collecting and Fan Guide

St. Louis Cardinals

Franchise Founded: 1892
Championships: 11
Team Collectibility Rating: 8.5


Overview

The St. Louis Cardinals were founded in 1882 and have one of the most storied and successful histories in baseball. The Cardinals currently have 11 World Series titles and have been home to numerous Hall of Fame players. This makes them a very popular option for collectors.

Between their induction in the league and 1926, the St. Louis Cardinals struggled as a franchise, compiling a winning percentage of just .406. However, the team broke out in the 1920's led by Rogers Hornsby, who won the Triple Crown in 1922 and 1925. The team would go to win their first World Series in 1926. The franchise won two more World Series championships in 1931 and 1934 with the famous "Gashouse Gang." This group included notable players Dizzy Dean, Johnny Mize and Joe Medwick. Medwick would capture the 1934 Triple Crown on the way to the team's World Series title.

The 1940s and '50s saw the emergence of franchise icons Stan Musial and Red Schoendeinst. The Cardinals won the World Series in 1942, 1944 and 1946 before a drought that would last until 1964. The number of stars that emerged during the 1960's is lengthy and includes Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Ken Boyer, Orlando Cepeda and Steve Carlton,to name a few. Gibson, in particular, emerged as a dominating pitcher. He would eventually go on to win both the MVP and Cy Young Awards.

The 1970s and '80s saw the introduction of "Whitey Ball," under the managerial tutelage of Whitey Herzog. The team would trade for future Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, who would become a face of the franchise. Veteran players Keith Hernandez and Joe Torre each won MVP awards during this period.

The late-1990s saw the emergence of Mark McGwire as one of the most feared sluggers in the league. In 1998, an iconic team rivalry with the Chicago Cubs become personal. McGwire and the Cubs' Sammy Sosa would battle to the season's end in pursuit of the single-season home run record. Since that time, the St. Louis Cardinals have won two additional World Series titles(2006,2011).

In 2001, one of the decades most dominating players would make his big league debut. This man was Albert Pujols. The immediate impact he made in the sports collectibles hobby was unlike any the industry had ever seen.

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

TTM AutographsSt Louis Cardinals 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, Cardinals' 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 St. Louis Cardinals
700 Clark Ave
St Louis, MO 63102

Top eBay Listings

MLB St Louis Cardinals Baseball Team Single Charm Jewelry Bracelet
$9.99

Oyo St Louis Cardinals Fred Bird Mascot (2014) - New - Sports Merch
$6.69

Youth MAJESTIC St. Louis Cardinals Postseason 2012 S S Shirt, Sz. M MINT!
$17.95

ALBERT PUJOLS 2008 COLLECTORS MVP FIGURINE - ST LOUIS CARDINALS with base
$9.99

ST LOUIS CARDINALS SUPER HERO T-SHIRT ADULT SUPERMAN XL SGA
$16.00

St Louis Cardinals Family LARGE Window Decal Sheet Stl Saint MLB Baseball
$7.95

SWEET St. Louis Cardinals Youth One Size Red Cotton Hat, NEW&NICE!!
$7.49

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MLB CLASSIC LOGO FITTED NAVY FRANCHISE HAT CAP Sz LARGE NWT
$18.50

Authentic St. Louis Cardinals Home White Jersey 40
$36.00

Authentic St. Louis Cardinals Home White Jersey 56
$28.21

RARE 1968 CARDINALS MLB BASEBALL STICKERS MEYERCORD CO STIKS DECALS MINT
$14.95

St Louis Cardinals 2009 Allstar Game MLB Gameday Magazine
$7.50

St. Louis Cardinals Brand New Beach Towel 5 30 14 SGA
$12.00

Matt Big City Adams St Louis Cardinals T Shirt Tee Humor Baseball STL BRAND NEW
$16.99

Matt Big City Adams St Louis Cardinals T Shirt Tee Humor Baseball STL BRAND NEW
$14.99

Matt Big City Adams St Louis Cardinals T Shirt Tee Humor Baseball STL BRAND NEW
$14.99
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Fan Gear

St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys & Gear Guide

Looking for something to support your team? There are tons of options for St. Louis Cardinals' 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.

St. Louis Cardinals Jersey Guide

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St. Louis Cardinals T-Shirts & Hats

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Top eBay Listings

#968 Sz 2XL Black ST LOUIS CARDINALS Logo Polyester Polo Shirt
$14.99

New Era St. Louis Cardinals Fitted Baseball Hat 7 & 1 4
$10.00

Antigua Men's St. Louis Cardinals Signature Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
$37.05

Antigua Men's St. Louis Cardinals Signature Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
$37.05

Antigua Men's St. Louis Cardinals Signature Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
$37.05

Antigua Men's St. Louis Cardinals Signature Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt
$37.05

2000 Official Clubhouse Edition St. Louis Cardinals Champions T Shirt X-Large
$11.25

Majestic Athletic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Home Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
$27.20

Majestic Athletic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Home Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
$27.20

Majestic Athletic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Home Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
$27.20

Majestic Athletic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Home Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
$27.20

Majestic Athletic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Home Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
$27.20

FBF SPORTSWEAR ST LOUIS CARDINALS TALL SOCKS SIZE M; NWT MENS 5-10, W 6-11
$14.99

New Era 59Fifty St. Louis Cardinals MLB Fit It Back Fitted Cap Hat $35
$16.73

Vintage NFL 1980's St.Louis CARDINALS Sweat Shirt XL 50 50 Blend USA rare oop
$9.99

NICE MLB BASEBALL 1998 ST LOUIS CARDINALS #25 MARK MCGWIRE MEN T SHIRT LARGE
$12.95
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Cards

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Card Guide

While many teams have several top players in their history, the St. Louis Cardinals present a remarkable amount of card options for collectors. Their past is dotted with Hall of Fame talent, including some of the biggest names in baseball history. View cards for the top former and current members of the St. Louis Cardinals below.

Top Former Players & Coaches

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Other All-Time Great St. Louis Cardinals

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Grover Cleveland Alexander, Max Lanier, Johnny Beazley, Ken Boyer, Curt Flood, Bill White, Curt Simmons, Joe Torre, Keith Hernandez, Bruce Sutter, Garry Templeton, Scott Rolen, Whitey Herzog, Tony La Russa

Top Current Players & Prospects

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Autographs

St. Louis Cardinals 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 St. Louis Cardinals Photographs

St Louis Cardinals Team Signed Photo

Signed St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys

St Louis Cardinals Team Signed Jersey

Signed St. Louis Cardinals Balls

St Louis Cardinals Team Signed Baseball

Signed St. Louis Cardinals Bats

St Louis Cardinals Team Signed Bat

Top eBay Listings

Mark McGwire Autographed Signed 1985 Topps Rookie Card PSA DNA #83339475
$149.00

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MATT HOLLIDAY SIGNED 8x10 ROCKIES PHOTO w COA
$49.99

JOHN MABRY (CARDINALS) AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL
$20.00

RED SCHOENDIENST SIGNED ST LOUIS CARDINALS MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$99.95

ENOS SLAUGHTER SIGNED ST LOUIS CARDINALS MINI HELMET AUTOGRAPH JSA COA
$139.95

SIGNED A'S CARDINALS MARK McGWIRE AUG 1992 BECKETT COA
$89.99

2002 TOPPS STAN MUSIAL LEGENDS 58 ALL STAR REPRINT #476 AUTOGRAPHED CARD SP
$69.99

DENNY WALLING (ASTROS CARDINALS) AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED MLB BASEBALL W COA
$20.00

HOF BOB GIBSON 1992 ACTION PACKED SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARD CARDINA
$31.96

ALBERT PUJOLS Signed 2006 Dominican WBC Jersey - SGC - Autographed
$399.99

Albert Pujols autographed Cardinals GameDay Magazine 400 HR Limited Edition GAI
$95.00

1953-55 DORMAND POST CARD #133 ENOS SLAUGHTER N.Y. YANKEES SIGNED AUTO DECEASED
$40.00

Cardinals Joe Garagiola HOF 1991 Signed Game Bat COA !!
$129.99

BOB GIBSON AUTO 1994 NABISCO BASEBALL CARD
$40.00

MARK McGWIRE AUTOGRAPHED 8 X 10 PHOTO JSA
$250.00

Jimmy Wilson Phillies 1931 Cardinals signed autographed 3X5 Index Card JSA
$279.99
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Tickets

St. Louis Cardinals Game Tickets

If you are looking for tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals 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.

St Louis Cardinals 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 St. Louis Cardinals tickets. Be aware that the MLB regular season basically runs from April to the end of September. The playoffs continue until late October.

Hot List

St. Louis Cardinals Hot List

Check out the most watched St. Louis Cardinals 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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