You know your franchise has been around awhile if you can produce your own book about its memorabilia. The St. Louis Cardinals have done it with the release of Redbird Relics: Treasures from the St. Louis Cardinals Museum, a hardback 144-page coffee-table style book that celebrates the history and heritage of the franchise.
“Redbird Relics takes you inside the incredible collection of memorabilia from the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals and a long-time memorabilia collector.
Stories and photos of artifacts from many of the club’s greatest moments are showcased, including the first-pitched ball from the 1926 World Series, Stan Musial’s final game jersey, Bob Gibson’s 1968 Cy Young Award, David Freese’s shredded jersey from Game 6 of the 2011 World Series and over 300 other artifacts. Those items that are on display inside the 8,000 square-foot museum, which opened last year at Ballpark Village, adjacent to Busch Stadium.
The memorabilia in the book was photographed in color and includes accompanying essays.
For now, the book is being sold sold exclusively through the Cardinals website at cardinals.com/book. To ensure delivery by December 25, orders must be placed online no later than December 15.
The book will also be available at these exclusive providers beginning in early December: The Cardinals Authentics Shop in Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, The Official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and The Cardinals Clubhouse shops. The book retails for $39.95.