It's a Cards Diaspora holiday tradition: the 12 Days of Cardinals Crapmas, where we find the worst items that someone might be tempted to gift. All previous days are linked at the bottom of this post.
So we made it. 12 days. 12 items. All things you can get online (with one exception to make fun of what the Cardinals consider 'plus size').
But the (possibly) best item was saved for last.
Again, we're not making these up. You can actually go and buy a tin of 2011 World Series cookies from the official St. Louis Cardinals team store right now if you really wanted to.
Yes, you are reading that right. 2-0-1-1.
This isn't a celebration of the Cardinals appearance in the 2013 fall classic, it's from 2 YEARS prior. I get it, no good cookie deserves to be tossed out before finding a proper stomach... but 2011?
I hope (HOPE) that those aren't the same cookies that were in the tin circa 2011. And they probably aren't. Still - how do we find out for sure without having to spend 36.99 plus shipping?
It'll just have to remain a mystery. A mystery that reminds us once again that professional sports teams will take our love and squeeeeeeeeze every last penny we've got out of our wallet.
Thanks to @shaw0n for creating the Cardinals Crapmas idea several years ago. And a Merry Christmas to all of you reading. Hopefully Santa brought you one of the hundreds of cool items that we found searching for the crap.
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