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The Cardinal Raffle Prize

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was one of the 250 finalists in the Busch Stadium Demolition Raffle. I didn't get chosen as the one to cue the wrecking ball for the first time (darnitall, how great would it have been to show up for that in a Cub jacket?), but as a finalist, I was the winner of a 24x34 limited-edition print (originally one of a series of 400 commissioned for a Cardinals Care fundraiser.)

I don't often mention the Cardinals on this site unless they are playing the Cubs -- OK, I did so last June, but that was my son Mark's baseball team -- but I wanted you all to see what my print looked like. There's a photo of it on the above link from the Cardinals website, but here's a better look:

(as always, click on image to view full-size in new browser window; if you are using IE, you may have to click the lower-right corner of the image to expand it to its full size; in Firefox click anywhere on the image.)

The signatures belong to Baseball Hall of Famers Enos Slaughter, Red Schoendienst, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial and Lou Brock, and Football Hall of Famers Dan Dierdorf, Jackie Smith and Larry Wilson.

No, I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Note what the original cost was. Pretty good prize for a $10 raffle ticket.