St Louis Cardinals Collectibles And Memorabilia

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St Louis Cardinals Collectibles And Memorabilia are items connected with the American baseball team.

Brief history/biography

The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional American baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri.

The team was founded in 1882 when they were originally called the St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns until 1898, but then changed their name to the St. Louis Perfectos in 1899, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1900.

The Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles in 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006 and 2011, as well as 18 NL Pennants, four AA Pennants, seven Central Division titles and three East Division titles.

Types of St Louis Cardinals Collectibles And Memorabilia

Jerseys

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:

Stan Musial's game-used 1942 St. Louis Cardinals jersey for $65,000 in August of 2011.
Steve Carlton's game-used 1968 St. Louis Cardinals jersey for $20,000 in November of 2011.
Curt Flood's game-used 1961 St. Louis Cardinals jersey for $9,000 in November of 2011.

Robert Edward Auctions in Watchung, New Jersey sold Dizzy Dean's 1936 St. Louis Cardinals home jersey for $90,000 in May of 2004.

Sotheby's in New York sold:

Bob Gibson's 1962 St. Louis Cardinals road jersey for $41,800 in April of 2008.
Stan Musial's 1959 St. Louis Cardinals home jersey for $34,500 in December of 2004.
Bob Gibson's 1963 St. Louis Cardinals home jersey for $28,750 in December of 2004.

Championship rings

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 2004 St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship ring for $4,250 in November of 2011.

Championship watches

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1931 St. Louis Cardinals World Championship watch for $4,500 in October of 2008.

Programs

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a 1928 World Series program and ticket stub for a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees; (a historic game in which Babe Ruth hit three home runs) for $3,250 in April of 2010.

Documents

Sotheby's in New York sold Stan Musial's signed 1941 St. Louis Cardinals rookie contract for $20,000 in April of 2008.

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a letter which was written and signed by Fred Clarke in 1909 and was mailed to the National League president Harry Pulliam during the Pirate's first World Championship season discussing a meeting between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals for $9,000 in April of 2010.

Baseball bats

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold Roger Maris' game-used baseball bat (circa 1967 to 1968) for $5,750 in April of 2010.

Guide for collectors of St Louis Cardinals Collectibles And Memorabilia

Memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by Stan Musial (who played for the team from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963), Curt Flood (from 1958 to 1969), Roger Maris (from 1967 to 1968), Steve Carlton (from 1965 to 1971) or Dizzy Dean (from 1930 and 1932 to 1937) is considered to be the most valuable.

Memorabilia that dates back to before the 1950s is considered to be more rare than memorabilia from the 1960s to present, or more specifically memorabilia featuring any of the team's former names.

Restoration of a Minnesota Twins jersey, uniform, helmet, baseball, baseball hat, baseball glove or Championship ring is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia, visit the St. Louis Cardinals official website, Sports Memorabilia or Fans Edge.

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