So Long 12-Pack: What Might Have Been For ‘Phantom’ Champs

Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – All hail the St. Louis Cardinals — the “phantom” World Series Champs for 2013.

Members of Cardinal Nation could have been purchasing hats, mugs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, bibs, blankets, pennants and much, much more emblazoned with the legend “St. Louis Cardinals-2013 World Series Champions”.

Just one little problem…the Cardinals lost 6-1 in Boston Wednesday night to hand the World Series title to the Red Sox in six games.

According to the website all of these items were printed and ready to go in the event the Series had, uh…gone another direction.

Now these collectibles will never see the inside of a retail shop but will instead be “donated to Third World nations”.

So be patient…you’ll have to wait at least one more year to land a Cardinals 12-pack T-shirt.

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