With Christmas just two weeks from today, maybe you’re scrambling to find some nice gifts for the Cardinals fan in your life. (That would be as opposed to these ideas we gave you last week.)
Searching for a gift for us? Tara, Miranda and I would all love this! It’s a sterling silver necklace that has a pendant made from a genuine MLB-authenticated game-used baseball and “features the unmistakable red stitching and the little scratches and scuffs let you know it has seen game play.”
Even better? It says “you can even look up which game your ball was used in by entering the hologram number on the back of the pendant.” (Hmmm, can you request a baseball thrown by a specific pitcher?)
The necklace is available from Cardinals.com here. (And I’d prefer a ball thrown by Chris Carpenter, thank you.)
Cardinals crystal necklace
The description: “If you can’t be in the game, you can be the MVP on the sidelines rooting for your favorite team while wearing this St. Louis Cardinals MVP Crystal Necklace! On an 18-inch silver-tone rope chain, this polished silver-tone pendant features a round circle encrusted with the Cardinals logo suspended below.”
You can order it from Fans Edge here — it’s $36.99.
Whether you’re buying for a man, woman or child, there’s a Cardinals watch for everyone.
Check out the wide variety of men’s watches here — eight different options and styles, ranging in price from $24.99 to $139.99.
There’s a kid’s Cards watch too, available in black or white and only $21.99.
And, for women, check out the two choices here — a heart-shaped one for $69.99 or a two-toned one that’s very cool for $109.99.
World Series artwork
There are many, many options when it comes to finding something to hang on your wall and commemorate the 2011 World Series championship. The photo collage to the right is very cool — it was my gift to myself using some of my Vegas winnings. Not only does it have pics of all three postseason clinchings and David Freese’s Game Six magic moment, it also has Busch Stadium dirt from the World Series and a piece of baseball from a postseason game. (I’m sure mine was touched by Chris Carpenter.) It’s available here for $89.99 but you save 20 percent right now by using MasterCard.
For $14.99 each, choose from any World Series photo imaginable. Scroll to the bottom of the page — you can choose your favorite player and see all his pics. (Miranda will take any, or all, of these.)
This is cool — a picture of the World Series on-field celebration with the signatures of each player on the roster. It’s $49.99.
Check out more of what’s available in many different prices here.
Finally, here’s a perfect way to have pleasant baseball dreams — Cardinals bedding. Pictured at left is a set that includes a full-size comforter, two pillow shams, two pillowcases and a sheet set. It’s $129.99 for the whole bed in a bag and it’s available here.
Looking for a different version? Check this one out, available with the comforter and pillow shams for $99.99.
Want just a Cardinals sheet set? You can find a microfiber set here — queen size is $72.99.
Hopefully you’ve found just the thing for that special Cards fan in your life. If not, we have another gift guide coming next week — this one focusing on some great Cardinals book selections.