The St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals have formed a pretty tight and cohesive partnership, between both franchises and players. Not even a pandemic could stop it.
The St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals used to be somewhat separate in the past. That is not to say that a member of the Blues never went over to Busch Stadium or a Cardinals player might not take in a Blues game.
It was simply not known as much. Now, whenever the seasons are not crossing over, you can almost always find a member of the other team at the games.
It doesn’t matter that the other sport is not the national pastime of their home countries. They enjoy the game, the atmosphere and supporting something in the city of St. Louis.
That kind of bond can’t be dampened, even by something like a pandemic. So, the Blues and Cardinals found a way to continue that support, even with no fans in the stands.
The Cardinals announced a new program called CardBOARD Nation. Fans will be able to purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves that will be placed in the stands at Busch Stadium.
To show the crosstown support, and also help market the program, the Blues will have their own cutouts in the stands.
There might be more added later, but those are the prominent members of the team and the ones most associated with attending baseball games.
As far as the fan side of things go, Cardinals fans can purchase their own likeness in cardboard form for $70. Before you immediately jump on the idea that it’s just a cash grab, the proceeds go to Cardinals Care.
Fans will also get to keep their cutout once the season is done. Somehow, I doubt the Blues will keep theirs, so those might get auctioned off, but that’s just a guess.
It would be cool if the Cardinals could return the favor. However, the NHL is going with the canvas look, plus it would be difficult to have that many different teams all vying for seat space with for fan cutouts or other athletes.