Thursday, November 14, 2013

Up For Grabs Cardinalpalooza: Red Schoendienst and Enos Slaughter

Previously on the Cardinalpalooza: Bruce SutterAlbert PujolsRay LankfordMark McGwireJ.D. DrewColby RasmusYadier MolinaAllen CraigStan MusialRick AnkielDavid Freese | Keith Hernandez | Steve Carlton | Lance Berkman

Perhaps no other Hall of Famer embodies the team he played for more than Red Schoendienst. At 90 years old, he still participates in team activities to this day. He was a 10-time All-Star and won 5 World Series rings. He's the oldest living person to manage a World Series winner, and he came back to the post twice on an interim basis, bookending the Whitey Herzog era.

Had I planned things better, this would have made a great Veterans Day post.

The list:

1990 Topps Traded Factory Set #113T
1992 Studio (Checklist) #262
1994 Ted Williams Card Company #83
2001 Topps Archives '62 #400
2005 Upper Deck Classics #80
2007 Topps Distinguished Service #DS24 [2 available]
2008 Donruss Threads #47 [5 available]

Like Red, Enos "Country" Slaughter spent some playing years with other organizations. His most prolific years were spent wearing the Birds on the Bat, however. I know embarrassingly little about Slaughter beyond the fact that he was a terrific player with a terrific name who played for a terrific team.

The list:

1993 Ted Williams Card Company #92
1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated Then and Now (Legends of the Game) #31
1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated World Series Fever (Magnificent Moments) #26
2005 Upper Deck Classics #32 [3 available]

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