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 Autographs St 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

Mark Mcgwire 70 Home Run Season Collector Pin Cardinals
$5.00

ST LOUIS CARDINALS 1981 REDBIRDS CENTURY OF BASEBALL PHOTO BOOK BOB BROEG
$18.00

*** 5 VINTAGE ST.LOUIS CARDINALS NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE PATCH LOT ***
$26.99

NWT 2012 St Louis Cardinals TEAM BANNER SGA 8 17 12 MLB Collectible Rare
$6.00

Lil Sports Brat - MLB - St. Louis Cardinals - Baseball - Keychain
$6.99

St. Louis Cardinals Reserved Parking Metal Sign, 8.5" x 11"
$6.45

St Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina Baseball Jersey 4 XL Majestic Major league
$29.00

St. Louis Cardinals Mark Mcguire Figure 70 home Runs 1998 7"
$9.99

Jose Oquendo SGA bobblehead St. Louis Cardinals 2014 Coca Cola Diergergs
$25.00

St. Louis Cardinals Windbreaker Boys Size 7
$11.00

Vintage 1982 St Louis Cardinals Ceramic Porcelain Stein Mug Mlb Champs Large
$22.75

St. Louis Cardinals Rally Towel - 2013 World Series - Baseball Collectible
$14.50

RUFFY Dog River City Rascals Promotional Bobblehead SGA - Bobble head Original
$25.99

St. Louis Cardinals Jewish Hebrew Alphabet T Shirt Mens Medium by Gildan
$13.97

ArkansasTravelers Bill Valentine SGA seat Replica St. Louis Cardinals Angels
$7.99

MLB St. Louis CARDINALS Snapback Cap NEW ERA Hat NWT Vintage Red STL
$24.45
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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

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS NAVY All Sizes
$19.95

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS RED MLB All Sizes
$19.95

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS RED MLB All Sizes
$19.95

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS RED MLB All Sizes
$19.95

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS RED MLB All Sizes
$19.95

Mitchell Ness M&N Men's Tailored Tshirt Tee ST LOUIS CARDINALS RED MLB All Sizes
$19.95

New Era St. Louis Cardinals Custom Fitted Hat 1967 World Series Side Patch
$47.00

Red Black Feather Costume Wig St. Louis Cardinals Team Fan Season Ticket Holder
$17.75

EUC MAJESTIC BOY Girl BodySuit OnePiece ST LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL Romper 3-6 M
$5.99

EUC MAJESTIC BOY Girl BodySuit OnePiece ST LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL Romper 3-6 M
$5.99

EUC MAJESTIC BOY Girl BodySuit OnePiece ST LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL Romper 3-6 M
$6.99

EUC MAJESTIC BOY Girl BodySuit OnePiece ST LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL Romper 3-6 M
$5.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CUSTOM NAVY KIDS Baseball Fitted Cap Hat
$22.95

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 5950 Team Cap MLB Fitted Baseball Hat On Field Home New Era
$27.95

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 5950 Team Cap MLB Fitted Baseball Hat On Field Home New Era
$27.95

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 5950 Team Cap MLB Fitted Baseball Hat On Field Home New Era
$27.95
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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

Jake Westbrook signed St. Louis Cardinals 8x10 photo
$24.99

STAN MUSIAL VINTAGE SIGNED 1955 GPC CARDINALS DEC HOF PSA DNA
$79.99

ART GARIBALDI VINTAGE SIGNED ALBUM PAGE 1936 CARDINALS DEC 1967 PSA DNA
$99.99

JOHNNY MIZE 1981 SIGNED PEREZ STEELE 6TH SERIES..00578 10,000
$49.99

Stan Musial HOF St. Louis Cardinals Signed 8x10 Color Photo AUTO JSA COA
$39.99

Lee Smith Signed Baseball Autographed Inscribed Ball 1984 Cubs Cardinals Yankees
$29.99

ADAM WAINWRIGHT SIGNED 2014 ALL STAR BASEBALL ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MINNESOTA
$124.99

ENOS SLAUGHTER 1985 SIGNED PEREZ STEELE 8TH SERIES..05052 10,000
$39.99

Enos Slaughter Autographed Auto Signed 8x10 GAI
$30.00

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TEAM SIGNED JERSEY COA 100% AUTHENTIC AUTO
$349.95

Albert Pujols autograph Donruss 2002 fan club career Stat line only 130 Cardinal
$199.00

Rogers Hornsby Mel Ott Pie Traynor Multi Signed Baseball JSA Authenticated
$2,399.00

Tony Larusa Signed St.Louis Cardinals Cap PSA DNA P74682 Cap Case Included
$95.00

Michael Wacha Signed 8x10 Photo AUTO JSA St Louis Cardinals
$25.00

OZZIE SMITH HOF 02. AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL
$49.99

JOHNNY MIZE SIGNED - JSA CERTIFIED AUTO - 8"x10" MLB SEPIA PHOTO AUTOGRAPH
$29.99
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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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