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St. Louis Cardinals open virtual museum

As regular readers know, I have been a vocal critic of the St. Louis Cardinals for closing their museum back in 2008 and keeping it closed indefinitely. Since it will be some time (Phase One of the oft-delayed Ballpark Village development project) until the physical facility re-opens, the club has invested in a virtual museum experience.

The new website, www.cardinals.com/museum, has been launched today, January 30, with the goal of highlighting some of the team’s extensive collection of baseball memorabilia. The full collection includes 15,000 items and 80,000 photographs, which makes it the largest team-held collection in baseball and second in the game, only behind the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

The new online exposition includes hundreds of historical photographs, virtual exhibits and educational videos that highlight great individuals and events in Cardinals history.

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33 Responses to “St. Louis Cardinals open virtual museum”

  1. friendmouse says:

    Fantastic! I just sunk over 2 hours there, and not done yet. Thanks, Brian!

  2. blingboy says:

    The Cards need to look into folding some government money into the HOF project.

    Right now, plans are being worked up for a do-over of the Arch grounds and central riverfront area.

    Maybe the fact the Cards were the first team west of the Mississippi could somehow be considered part of ‘westward expansion’ and draw some funding as an adjunct to The Museum of Westward Expansion, which is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Arch).

    Perhaps Lamping could come back and do his magic again.

  3. Kansasbirdman says:

    Brian, I like the new photo on the top of the blog banner. Hopefully you will get a new WS photo to refresh that often!

    Regarding personnel, I have moved on and the photo thankfully doesn’t open old wounds in that way.

  4. blingboy says:

    Trivia.

    1. Name 4 players who played at least 3000 games with one team.

    2. Name 3 active players with at least 2000 games with the team they are now on.

    3. Among all players who are now active with some team, who played the most games for the Astros?

    Bonus question. Among all players who are now active with some team, who played the most games for the Angels?

  5. blingboy says:

    Cards WS trivia.

    Who is the oldest pitcher to start a WS game for the Cards?

  6. Kansasbirdman says:

    Quirky story on Yahoo. Skip Schumaker has the first Topps card to not feature the player’s face. Although what it does depict is about as furry as his face. :-)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/skip-schumaker-baseball-card-features-rally-squirrel-not-190252048.html

  7. T8Ball says:

    Rangers signed………………..Washington to an extension

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