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 Cardinals 2013 National League Champions Ring Springfield Cardinals SGA
$29.95

New St. Louis Cardinals Flat brim wool hat, MLB authentic, 47 brand, grey
$15.00

2002 Albert Pujols Gray Uniform Rookie McFarlane's Sports Picks Series 1*
$19.99

St Louis Cardinals Blue Leather Purse Hand Bag Baseball Mlb. NEW
$14.99

MLB World Series 2013 Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Mens Large Grey NEW
$17.95

St Louis Cardinals MLB GENUINE MERCHANDISE Tshirt SIZE Medium **FAST SHIPPING**
$12.99

St Louis Cardinals MLB OC Sports Hat Cap Solid Blue w Red SL Team Logo Velcro
$14.99

St. Louis Cardinals Nike DriFit Baseball Jersey Youth Size 7 National League MLB
$10.00

Buddy Schultz St Louis Cardinals 1978 Baseball 8x10 11x14 12x18 Photo AB63
$13.95

Buddy Schultz St Louis Cardinals 1978 Baseball 8x10 11x14 12x18 Photo AB63
$16.95

St. Louis Cardinals Jersey Youth Large
$11.99

MLB MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BEER SODA WATER BOTTLE ZIPPER KOOZIE COOLIE HOLDER
$8.70

MLB: 2004 World Series - Boston Red Sox Vs. St. Louis Cardinals DVD (LE)
$11.00

2010 BASEBALL MCFARLANE ST LOUIS CARDINALS ALBERT PUJOLS MLB 27 REGULAR VERSION
$14.99

St Louis Cardinals Flag 3x5 MLB Deluxe Batting Bird Logo Licensed Reinforced
$32.00

St. Louis Cardinals Hat New Era 59 Fifty Fitted Baseball Cap Size 6 7 8
$18.99
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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

St. Louis Cardinals Team Gildan Long Sleeve Sweatshirt T-Shirt Medium VGUC!
$8.50

Nike Mens St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fredbird Tee T-Shirt Size Medium Red
$7.00

MLB World Series 2013 Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals Mens Large Grey NEW
$17.95

BNWT YOUTH BOYS GIRLS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS JERSEY RED SIZE M 10-12
$6.95

BNWT YOUTH BOYS GIRLS MAJESTIC ST. LOUIS CARDINALS RED T-SHIRT SIZE SMALL 8
$6.95

Nike Womens MLB St. Louis Cardinals Long Sleeves Baseball Shirt Slim Fit Medium
$28.98

NEW ERA ST LOUIS CARDINALS FITTED NEA-STLCAR MENS Hat Cap Red Us Size 738
$34.99

NEW ERA ST LOUIS CARDINALS FITTED NEA-STLCAR MENS Hat Cap Red Us Size 712
$34.99

NEW ERA ST LOUIS CARDINALS FITTED CAP NEA-STLCAR MENS RED Hats Caps US Size 734
$25.99

Rare Vintage Cardinals 96 Wool and Leather Letterman Jacket 2XL
$75.00

St. Louis Cardinals New Era MLB Team 39THIRTY Curve Cap Hat – Red Navy
$27.01

St. Louis Cardinals New Era MLB Team 39THIRTY Curve Cap Hat – Red Navy
$27.01

St. Louis Cardinals New Era MLB Team 39THIRTY Curve Cap Hat – Red Navy
$27.01

St. Louis Cardinals New Era MLB Team 39THIRTY Curve Cap Hat – Red Navy
$27.01

Vintage 70's St. Louis Cardinals knit Beanie Ski Winter pom NFL football patch
$49.99

NWT SF Giants STL Cardinals DE Tigers Victoria Secret Bling Baseball Tee
$44.50
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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

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS J.D. DREW SIGNED 16X20 PHOTO
$49.99

DANIEL DESCALSO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED OML BASEBALL
$39.99

WALLY MOON AUTOGRAPH SIGNED ONL BASEBALL CARDINALS JSA
$71.96

JHONNY PERALTA (Cardinals) signed Official 2013 ALL-STAR Baseball w PSA COA
$59.95

STEVE CARLTON HOF 94 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO JSA M
$59.99

STEVE CARLTON HOF 94 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTO 8X10 JSA M613
$59.98

LOU BROCK SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 PHOTO + HOF 85 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PSA DNA
$85.00

STAN MUSIAL AUTOGRAPHED MLB HOF ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FRAMED CANVAS PHOTO
$109.99

RED SCHOENDIENST HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED CARDINALS PHOTO POSTCARD !!
$24.99

ENOS SLAUGHTER SIGNED CHECK PSA AUTHENTICATED YANKEES BRAVES A'S CARDINAL
$36.00

NELLIE BRILES ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO JSA M6136
$49.99

Matt Carpenter St Louis Cardinals Signed ROMLB Baseball With JSA COA
$99.99

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SHELBY MILLER SIGNED ROML BASEBALL
$49.99

MARK MCGWIRE SIGNED OALB #80 6005 OAKLAND A'S ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MINT
$55.00

STAN MUSIAL GEM MINT 10 SIGNED 1960 TOPPS CARD PSA DNA SLABBED AUTOGRAPHED
$499.99

KOLTEN WONG ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SIGNED AUTO 8X10 PHOTO JSA M58290
$49.99
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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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Rob is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff and co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio.He is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby.

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