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.

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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

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Sportsmans Stadium St. Louis Cardinals 1902 - 1966 Baseball Unframed Picture
$9.48
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1960's St. Louis Cardinals Full Deck of NFL Playing Cards
$39.99
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Vintage St. Louis Cardinals Logo 7 Baseball t-shirt (Large) (RM41)
$10.61
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MLB Braided Titanium Baseball Sports Bracelets 7.5"-8.5"-Many Teams USA SHIPPER
$6.79
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MLB Braided Titanium Baseball Sports Bracelets 7.5"-8.5"-Many Teams USA SHIPPER
$6.79
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St. Louis Cardinals MLB Brandish Embossed Mens Brown Leather Belt - Size 32
$29.95
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STL CARDINALS MEET ME TO WATCH THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS MLB T-SHIRT SIZE LARGE
$14.23
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Mark McGwire 62nd Home Run Commemorative Plaque 9 8 98 St. Louis Cardinals
$25.00
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St Louis Cardinals Stuffed Animal
$12.99
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St. Louis Cardinals JACKET
$17.25
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2013 St. Louis Cardinals National League Champions Acrylic Key Ring
$6.99
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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Historical Collage Highlights Framed Picture 11 x14
$10.94
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St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team Historical Collage Highlights Unframed Picture
$9.48
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Career Highlights Framed Picture 11 x14
$10.94
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St. Louis Cardinals MLB Multi Use Die-Cut Decal Sticker *Free Shipping
$5.89
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Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Career Highlights Unframed Picture
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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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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MLB #5 Pujlos men's 100% cotton graphic tee t-shirt red XL
$14.99
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St. Louis Cardinals Purses - Blowout Logo 13"x8"x16 NEW
$27.50
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VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK® ST.LOUIS CARDINALS VELVET TSHIRT SHIRT TOP MLB BASEBALL
$24.99
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MLB Baseball last Busch 05 men's graphic t-shirt red XL
$12.99
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$20.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$22.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$22.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
$23.00
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T-SHIRT Sports - Oscar Traveras Tribute R.I.P. 1992-2014 MLB St. Louis Cardinals
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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

Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay. 

Other All-Time Great St. Louis Cardinals

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Click on the player name for a detailed guide or to shop for cards on eBay.

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

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Signed St. Louis Cardinals Jerseys

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Signed St. Louis Cardinals Balls

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Signed St. Louis Cardinals Bats

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St. Louis Cardinals Ryan Franklin 2011 WS Champs Signed Baseball COA
$49.95
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St. Louis Cardinals Gary Bennett 06 World Champs Signed Baseball COA
$49.95
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KEITH HERNANDEZ METS CARDINALS SIGNED BASEBALL TRISTAR HOLO COA AUTO AUTOGRAPHED
$39.99
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LOT OF 19 ST LOUIS CARDINALS AUTOGRAPHED SGA SMOKEY THE BEAR CARDS
$74.99
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Ozzie Smith CARDINALS Signed PSA DNA 8x10 Photo HOF - Great Auto!
$74.95
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Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals ONL Autographed Signed Baseball COA
$100.00
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Huge Limited Edition Stan Musial Signed Photograph 660 1000 PICTURE ONLY
$265.00
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Stan Musial Autographed Baseball
$75.00
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MATT HOLLIDAY Signed Official Major League Baseball Cardinals
$29.99
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John Lackey Signed Autographed New ROMLB Baseball - Angels, Red Sox, Cardinals
$34.99
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JHONNY PERALTA SIGNED BLACK BIG STICK BAT ST LOUIS CARDINALS PROOF COA J2
$109.99
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KOLTEN WONG SIGNED BASEBALL OMLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS 2011 1ST RD PICK PROOF J9
$59.99
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JOHN ROONEY SIGNED 2006 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL ST LOUIS CARDINALS WHITE SOX J2
$59.99
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RED SCHOENDIENST SIGNED 2011 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL ST LOUIS CARDINALS PROOF J9
$94.99
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MITCHELL BOGGS SIGNED 2011 WORLD SERIES BASEBALL ST LOUIS CARDINALS AUTOGRAPH S3
$59.99
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KEITH BUTLER SIGNED BASEBALL OMLB "JUNE 1 2013" DEBUT INSC ST LOUIS CARDINALS K1
$59.99
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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.

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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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Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

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