Besides the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals are the most successful franchise in major league History, winning a National League-record 11 World Series titles.
And those championships have been spread out through different eras of baseball, with titles in seven different decades from as far back as 1926 and as recently as 2011. Several Cardinals players are icons like Rogers Hornsby, Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith and Albert Pujols.
The closer we get to the No. 1 team in our countdown, the more each team is stuffed with Hall of Famers at each position. The Cardinals could almost field a full team of current and future Hall of Famers. Players currently in the HOF on this team are Hornsby, Enos Slaughter, Lou Brock, Smith and Stan Musial, while Pujols is certain to join them on his first possible ballot. Yadier Molina also has a strong possible HOF case, making this an incredibly formidable lineup.
You can purchase the cards of any of these players on the Beckett Marketplace: Bob Gibson, Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols, Rogers Hornsby, Ken Boyer, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock, Curt Flood, Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter and Jason Isringhausen.