The holiday shopping season as coming to and end, which means that people are going to be looking at the last minute for that great gift for the St. Louis Cardinals fans in their life.
Earlier this year, the United Cardinal Bloggers released the The 2013 United Cardinal Bloggers Annual: An Unexpected Journey on Amazon Kindle. The UCB Annual only costs $4.99.
Meanwhile, there are so many wonderful ideas out there, be it the 2011 World Series box set, the Game 6 Blu-ray, the World Series highlight film, etc. If you haven’t bought the World Series film yet, there’s never been a better time.
Game 6 will forever be cherished in our hearts. If not for the heroics of David Freese, the Texas Rangers would have won their first World Series championship in club history. What Freese did will never ever be taken away, even if he has joined up with Albert Pujols on the Los Angeles Angels.
There are quite a few books that I would love to recommend at this time. There are countless Stan Musial biographies out there–the most recent by New York Times sportswriter George Vecsey titled Stan Musial: An American Life. Another Musial book, Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial, was written by Wayne Stewart.
Of course, Derrick Goold has his own book that is a MUST-OWN for Cards fans. 100 Things Cardinals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die was updated in 2012 following the 2011 World Series championship.
Last year, former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa released his memoir, One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season.
Also released this year was The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game by Edward Achorn. The main star is Chris von der Ahe, who founded the franchise that would become the Cardinals.
Don’t limit yourself to just Amazon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch store has a wealth of shopping ideas. Celebrate Rick Hummel’s award-winning sportsriting career with Commish and the Cardinals: The Most Memorable Games, as covered by Hall-of-Famer Rick Hummel. The 224-page book was released in 2007 to celebrate his being named to the Writer’s Wing of Cooperstown. You can buy it new at the PD store or used copies at Amazon. Regardless, you can celebrate your Cardinals while reading Hall of Fame sportswriting at the same time.