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

st louis missouri cardinal baseball red sparkle glitter slide bracelet
$7.99

Rare June 11, 1992 St.Louis Cardinals Centennial Celebration Highlights Booklet
$14.62

St Louis CARDINALS MLB AUTHENTIC MAJESTIC StL Therma Base WARM UP HOODIE XL
$59.99

MLB St Louis CARDINALS Fitted Baseball Hat Red Polyester size 7 1 4
$16.00

New. MLB St. Louis Cardinals World Series 2011 3x5 Banner Flag
$25.99

Unopened pack Easy-Stick press on emblems St. Louis Cardinals
$12.95

2013 Yadier Molina St Louis Cardinals World Series Home Jersey WOMEN'S SZ (S-XL)
$79.99

2013 Yadier Molina St Louis Cardinals World Series Home Jersey WOMEN'S SZ (S-XL)
$79.99

St.Louis Cardinals #13 Brendan Ryan Shirt
$13.99

St. Louis Cardinals - Hello Kitty Post Earrings
$14.95

Garry Templeton Game Used Signed Bat St. Louis Cardinals Padres
$31.50

Concept One St. Louis Cardinals Helga Perforated PVC Handbag & Charm Dangles
$28.96

1960's-70's St Louis Cardinals International House of Pancakes (IHOP) glass
$12.50

St. Louis Cardinals MLB New Era Mascot Knit Hat Cap Beanie Kid's Toddler STL MO
$15.99

Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals MLB Jersey - Adult XL
$14.99

2011 St Louis Cardinals World Champions Banner
$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

Majestic Men's St Louis Cardinals Shirt NWT 2XL
$26.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS Red White
$29.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS Red White
$26.99

NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS Red White
$26.99

MLB ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WOMENS SWEATPANTS ROYAL BLUE
$35.00

MLB ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WOMENS SWEATPANTS ROYAL BLUE
$35.00

NEW ERA 59FIFTY FITTED MLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS Navy Red-White
$29.99

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Big and Tall T Shirt 6XL 6X 6XB Red
$27.69

Majestic Men's St. Louis Cardinals Graphic T Shirt Size L - Pre-Owned
$7.95

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Big and Tall T Shirt 5XL 5X 5XB Red Vintage
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Big and Tall T Shirt 6XL 6X 6XB Red Vintage
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Big and Tall T Shirt COOPERSTOWN 5XLT 5XT
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Big and Tall T Shirt COOPERSTOWN 3XLT 3XT
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Retro Raglan Big and Tall T Shirt 6XL 6X 6XB
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Retro Raglan Big and Tall T Shirt 6XL 6X 6XB R
$27.69

New Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Retro Raglan Big and Tall T Shirt 5XL 5X 5XB
$27.69
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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

JOHNNY MIZE AUTOGRAPHED YELLOW PLAQUE POSTCARD HALL OF FAME 1981
$25.00

Mark McGwire Autograph 1996 All-Star Baseball James Spence St. Louis Cardinals
$199.99

1955 Bill Virdon signed card CARDINALS AUTO Bowman Autographed St. Lo
$39.95

RYAN THERIOT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED 8X10
$20.00

Cardinals Bryan Anderson Signed Pat O'Conner OML Autograph Baseball TriStar 614
$24.99

STAN MUSIAL CARDINALS HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
$49.99

RED SCHOENDIENST CARDINALS HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
$24.99

BOB GIBSON CARDINALS HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
$34.99

LOU BROCK CARDINALS HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
$29.99

JOHNNY MIZE CARDINALS YANKEES HOF SIGNED 8X10 JSA LOA
$29.99

Lou Brock AUTOGRAPHED, SIGNED, AUTO ONL BASEBALL - JSA COA!
$49.99

Cardinals Tigers Dmitri Young Auto Signed 1993 SP RC Card #290 N
$49.99

LOU BROCK ST LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$50.00

HARRY WALKER ST LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 PHOTO W JSA
$45.00

RED SCHOENDIENST SIGNED BILL WHITE RONLB BALL ST LOUIS CARDINALS NY GIANTS JSA
$75.00

Harry Walker Single Signed Official National League ONL Baseball Cardinals COA
$89.99
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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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