Red Schoendienst Coach’s Locker
He is the great thread of Cardinals history, a guy who played at the original Busch Stadium when it was still Sportsman’s Park. Taking nothing away from Stan The Man, the sobriquet of “Mr. Cardinal” properly belongs to Albert “Red” Schoendienst. After all, who could be a more perfect human symbol of the Redbirds’ legacy than the Redhead? Consider that after his Hall of Fame career (1945-63) was over, Red took over as Cardinal manager, winning pennants in 1967 and 1968, taking it all in ’67. He remained in that role for 13 full seasons and parts of two others, then came home once more later on as a Cardinal coach. Today, at a sprightly 82, Red is an assistant to Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty, yet his immortal #2 uniform still hung in a locker designated for him in the coaches’ dressing room at Busch Stadium -- a rare tribute to a rare man. So you are permitted to gulp at the prospect of owning that very locker. The entire locker chassis (91” tall, 31.5” wide) is included, wood mainframe and interior shelves, including a compartment on the top shelf left. Locker will come empty but signed in black Sharpie on the door of the lock box. The nameplate that hung above the locker will be attached to the top frame. Condition of the locker is EX with minor wear damage. Also included will be Red’s locker chair, which like the other coaches’ chairs is more ornate than the players’ locker chairs, a plush maroon swivel with a thick vinyl cushion and seatback. In EX condition, 24” wide and 32” tall. Jersey and hats not included.
(Estimate $1,000 - $2,000)