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

Choose Your MLB Team World Series Champions Ticket & Bronze Coin Acrylic Desktop
$39.99

1957 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL 8X10 TEAM PHOTO
$7.95

Rawlings 2011 World Series Official Champions Baseball NIB St Louis Cardinals
$28.95

NEW St. Louis Cardinals Angry Birds SET OF THREE Official MLB Baseball Toys NWT
$24.99

Cardinals #26, Sports Shirt, Size Small
$7.99

GOOD STUFF MLB ST LOUIS CARDINALS TAN PUPPY DOG PLUSH
$14.99

Majestic MLB St. Louis Cardinals White Pinstripe Reversible XXL
$17.99

St. Louis Cardinals Tailgater Area Rug Floor Mat 5' X 6'
$93.95

Yadier Molina Matt Holliday Lance Berkman Albert Pujols WORLD SERIES Bobblehead
$79.95

St Louis Cardinals Steering Wheel Cover Massage Grip
$20.00

Choose Your MLB Team "Word Art" Panoramic Photo Mint w 2 Minted Medallion Coins
$59.99

1958 Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals Vintage Baseball Sports Union Electric AD
$21.25

NEW Albert Pujols High Defintion Photo T-Shirt (Cardinals) Size Men’s Large
$12.95

1982 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WORLD SERIES Championship Fans Ring Men US Size:11
$49.99

Pro Football Hall of Fame Hat Visor St Louis Cardinals New Orleans Saints NWT
$17.88

1970 St Louis Cardinals PENCIL Sharpener Football Mini GUMBALL Helmet Louisville
$9.77
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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

MLB Mens St. Louis Cardinals Tie Bar with Collectible Gift Box PD-SLC-TB NEW
$35.95

St. Louis Cardinals - One Too Many Ugly Sweater
$64.95

MLB Mens St. Louis Cardinals Money Clip with Collectible Gift Box PD-SLC-MC NEW
$38.95

St.Louis Cardinals Mens 2XL Swim Trunks NWT
$24.99

ST.LOUIS CARDINALS ALBERT PUJLOS MLB men's 100% cotton tee t-shirt black S
$11.99

St. Louis Cardinals - Onfield V-Neck Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$34.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Onfield V-Neck Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$34.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Juniors Showtime Premium V-Neck T-Shirt
$32.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Juniors Showtime Premium V-Neck T-Shirt
$32.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Logo JV Scrum Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$32.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Logo JV Scrum Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$32.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Logo JV Scrum Premium Adult Mens T-Shirt
$32.94

SWEET! Vintage 80's Thin St Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball T Shirt 1987 50 50 M
$17.99

St. Louis Cardinals - Rhinestone Logo Girls Youth Athletic Shorts
$9.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Rhinestone Logo Girls Youth Athletic Shorts
$9.94

St. Louis Cardinals - Rhinestone Logo Girls Youth Athletic Shorts
$9.94
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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

Oscar Taveras 2014 Five Star Rainbow Auto 11 25
$40.00

Lou Brock 2014 Five Star Auto 73 299
$35.00

Jason Heyward Autographed Baseball 100% Authentic Cert Braves Cardinals
$23.73

Jim Hickman St. Louis Cardinals Autographed 8x10 Photo
$25.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED 8X10 COLOR PHOTO-CARDINALS HOFer-FREE USA SHIP
$47.03

Kyle Lohse *ST.LOUIS CARDINALS* Signed MLB Baseball COA GFA
$45.00

**GFA St.Louis Cardinals *MARK MCGWIRE* Signed MLB Baseball COA PROOF!**
$112.50

Johnny Mize Signed Autographed Card PSA DNA Auto
$99.99

Mark McGwire 1987 Mother's Cookies Signed Card JSA Auto
$99.99

Mark McGwire Signed Autographed Photo PSA DNA Auto
$99.99

STAN MUSIAL 2002 TOPPS Pristine Auto Player Sample BGS Stan The Man Authentic
$79.99

Bob Gibson SIGNED STAT PICTURE PHOTO St. Louis Cardinals HOF JSA COA
$59.99

Albert Pujols AUTOGRAPHED, SIGNED OML BASEBALL, Cardinals, Angels!
$79.99

Mark McGwire Cardinals,A's Signed Miniature Gold Glove Award PSA DNA
$87.99

David Freese CARDINALS autograph Rawlings Big Stick Bat COA Memorabilia Lane
$174.99

Tony LaRussa CARDINALS autograph OML baseball COA Memorabilia Lane
$87.49
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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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