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Battle of the uniforms: The Champ is here - A Hunt and Peck

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The All-Time Cardinals uniform champ has been declared!

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Several weeks ago I asked for your help to determine the best Cardinals uniform ever. After four rounds of grueling head-to-head matchups, we finally have a winner. Last week, 1940 squared off against 1969 and taking the title, leading 127 votes to 81 was....

1969! For a uniform often dubbed the best uniform the Cardinals have worn, this uni took a surprisingly low four-seed in the initial seeding portion of the bracket. Although its road to victory was a little tougher this way, the 1969 uni, a true classic modeled by Steve Carlton above, blew past every competitor with ease. It is easy to see why: the uniform is just lovely with the iconic Birds on the Bat, the rugged wool button-up, and the expert chain-stitching the team still employs to this day. Congrats to 1969 on a truly des-

Wait, does anyone else hear that?

What is that? Is that? It is! IT’S THE SATURDAY HOME ALTERNATE JERSEY’S MUSIC!

Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

A few of you were (read: mister_manager) quite disappointed in the exclusion of the Cardinals newest alternate uni which debuted in 2013. I said I had a plan, and I did. See, the idea is to determine the best uniform defined mostly by era, and it didn’t seem to be within the spirit of the contest to include alternate uniforms. But, now that we have determined a champion of the regular uniforms, we can determine a champion of champions.

So which uni is better? Vote below!

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