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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 ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY SLU BILLIKEN SHIRT XL NIB SGA 5003509
$9.99

St. Louis Cardinals Nike Ozzie Smith MLB 16-Bit Player T-Shirt NWT Men's Sz M
$13.95

Vtg Lee Sport St. Louis Cardinals red Sweater Size XL Vintage
$11.74

MLB Baseball window bumper sticker vinyl decals
$6.00

MLB Baseball window bumper sticker vinyl decals
$6.00

True Fan St. Louis Cardinals STL Red Jersey Men's Medium M Baseball MLB Button
$27.96

Nike Pujols St. Louis Cardinals STL Red Jersey Men's Large L Baseball MLB Albert
$34.36

St. Saint Louis Cardinals Glass Photo Frame Pink Power SGA 5 14 17 Mother's Day
$12.99

St. Louis Cardinals Womens New Era Brand Rhinestone MLB Baseball Cap Hat NEW
$64.99

SET OF 3 ST LOUIS CARDINALS MLB LICENSED MINI PENNANTS Fits American Girl Doll
$8.49

FOREVER COLLECTIBLES BOBBLEHEAD - YADIER MOLINA ST. LOUIS CARDINAL CLOTH JERSEY
$30.00

Mens St. Louis Cardinals MLB GREENBILL OLD SCHOOL Snapback Hat and Sweatshirt
$29.99

St Louis Cardinals Official Batting Helmet Decal Kit
$20.34

Team Golf St Louis Cardinals Embroidered Towel New
$25.39

mlb st. louis cardinals 2011 world series champions baseball card set
$12.71

Professional team cup and glass holders
$29.99
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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

Quicksilver Mens MLB Team ST Louis Cardinals Red Flip Flop Sandals Shoes $29.99
$9.99

Quicksilver Mens MLB Team ST Louis Cardinals Red Flip Flop Sandals Shoes $29.99
$9.99

Victoria's Secret PINK 5th & Ocean St. Louis Cardinals Tank Top Women's Small S
$23.96

St. Louis Cardinals Dooney & Bourke White Novelty Ruby - White
$168.00

St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball True Fan Adult XL Red Sewn Jersey
$19.00

St. Louis Cardinals Unisex Hsc 2017 Packable Daypack Back Packs
$26.24

St. Louis Cardinals Unisex Hsc 2017 Heritage Backpack Back Packs
$52.49

St. Louis Cardinals New Era American Patch 59Fifty Headwear - Red
$26.99

St. Louis Cardinals New Era American Patch 59Fifty Headwear - Red
$26.99

St. Louis Cardinals New Era American Patch 59Fifty Headwear - Red
$26.99

St Louis Cardinals Toddler Size 18 months MLB Pants + Jacket full zip Majestic
$16.99

St. Louis Cardinals Dooney & Bourke White Crossbody
$188.00

WOW!! 80s vtg ST LOUIS CARDINALS phoenix FOOTBALL draper JERSEY sand knit LARGE
$79.99

Red Jacket Clothing Youth St Louis Cardinals Shirt NWT Medium
$24.99

Match Up Promotions St. Louis Cardinals Pull Over Spring Training Jacket Size XL
$14.95

Majestic St. Louis Cardinals Men's XL Shirt It'll Take Another 800 Years Cubs
$14.95
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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

HOF & Stars (12) RARE! w Rogers Hornsby autograph signed ONL ball JSA FULL LOA
$649.95

JONATHAN BROXTON AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL DODGERS CARDINALS REDS
$25.00

Lou Brock signed baseball Tristar certified Hologram
$59.99

Enos Slaughter Signed 8x10 photo framed Personalized Autograph
$28.25

St. Louis Cardinals 1967 Team Signed World Series Champions Baseball - TriStar
$399.95

Johnny Mize Autographed 8x10 Photo New York Giants HOF SGC
$39.99

Tony LaRussa Dennis Eckersley Vina St Louis Cardinals Signed Autograph Baseball
$65.00

Cardinals Ozzie Smith Signed Official ML Basbell GAI
$144.99

Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals Framed Autographed Baseball Shadowbox
$289.99

Autographed Matt Carpenter Cardinals Baseball Item#5583180
$109.99

Autographed Matt Carpenter Cardinals Baseball Item#5898332
$139.99

Autographed 8x10 RALPH KINER & JOHNNY MIZE Pirates and Giants photo - PSA
$49.99

Joe DiMaggio & Johnny Mize 1951 Yankees JSA Authentic Signed 8X10 Photo 614
$349.99

Mark Mcgwire Autographed Baseball
$20.00

SCOTT ROLEN CARDINALS,WS CHAMPS JSA COA SIGNED JERSEY
$300.00

MARK MCGWIRE STLOUIS CARDINALS JSACOA SIGNED SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
$110.00
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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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