On a typical summer day in St. Louis, Blues players can be found donning their Cardinals caps and taking in a ballgame at Busch Stadium. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Stanley Cup Playoffs being played in August, the St. Louis Blues had to find a different way to support the Cardinals this season.
Soon, players such as Alex Pietrangelo, Ryan O'Reilly, David Perron, Jordan Binnington, Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko will be seen at the ballpark anyway thanks to the Cardinals' new CardBOARD Nation program.
The Cardinals announced Monday that fans would be able to purchase a cardboard cutout of themselves to occupy the seats at Busch Stadium while games are played without fans in attendance. Each cutout costs $70, with proceeds benefitting Cardinals Care.
After the season, the cutouts will be mailed to purchasers as a keepsake from the 2020 season.