January 27, 2009 Slideshows

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Before They Were the Arizona Cardinals 

Before they were the Super Bowl-bound Arizona Cardinals, the Cardinals played for more than two decades in St. Louis.
"The final game at Busch Stadium in 1987, where the St. Louis Cardinals (football and baseball) played.

"During the 1987 season, fans didn't know where the team was headed, just that Bill Bidwill was taking them out of town because the city would not help finance a stadium.

"Neil Lomax.

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"Notoriously cheap Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill (left) in Busch Stadium with an unidentified guest.

"Jim Hart (No. 17).

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"Bill Bidwill. His son, Michael Bidwill, now manages day-to-day operations for the team in Arizona.

"Jim Hart.

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"Tom Brahaney, who played center from 1973 to 1981. Possible inspiration for the hairstyle of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

"Dan Dierdorf.

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"A Cardinal fan.

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"Dan Dierdorf.

Unreal takes back the Big Red
"The final game at Busch Stadium in 1987, where the St. Louis Cardinals (football and baseball) played.

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