Wheaties has been extremely busy cranking out sports-themed box variations for the last dozen years or so. Hours after the final out of the 2006 World Series came news of a special box to commemorate the Cardinals’ championship.
Wheaties will issue a special-edition commemorative package honoring the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals following their victory over the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.
The 18-ounce Cardinals Wheaties box will be available nationally beginning in the next 2-3 weeks. The package features Cardinals All-Star pitcher Chris Carpenter on the front panel and an image of Busch Stadium and Carpenter on the back. This package marks the first Wheaties box appearance for Carpenter.
Among other Cardinals to appear on the Wheaties box through the years are Paul and Dizzy Dean, Pepper Martin, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Marty Marion, Stan Musial, Ozzie Smith and Albert Pujols.