There are over 15,000 artifacts in the Cardinals Hall of Fame and over 80,000 photograph. The size makes it second to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
You will also find exhibits honoring the 11 World Series championships won by the Cardinals. Plenty of player bios are available for perusal and background information of some of the “best” moments in team history can be found here.
Just a few of those items are:
- A baseball autographed by the 1926 World Series-winning team, including an autograph from Babe Ruth, playing for the opponent the New York Yankees.
- A 1931 World Series championship ring in its original green case that was awarded to Sparky Adams
- A program from the first and only all-St. Louis World Series, played in 1944 against the Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles)
- The original Commissioner’s Trophy awarded to the 1967 championship team, when the Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox
I remember for years walking over to the International Bowing Hall of Fame which included the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Then in 2008 the Bowling site moved to Arlington, Texas and the Cardinals allowed the Hall of fame stuff to remain dormant for several years.
Then a new facility was designed and housed in the a wing of Ballpark Village which is directly across the street from Busch Stadium in 2014.