Cardinals' Hall of Famer Stan Musial paid a visit to the clubhouse this afternoon and is in attendance for tonight's National League championship series Game 3. Musial chatted with manager Tony La Russa in the skipper's office while the team took batting practice indoors. It's possible that Musial will also make an on-field appearance before the game.

Musial has made appearances during previous postseasons at the Cardinals' newest ballpark, though overall his public appearances have declined significantly after his 90th birthday.

One of the traditions the Cardinals have carried on in recent years is awarding their Hall of Famers World Series rings from contemporary teams. So, after the 2006 run, the Cardinals presented Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and others with World Series like the ones awarded to the players.

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Holliday stays at No. 4 in order

Even Tony La Russa won't tinker with a lineup that produced 12 runs and 17 hits in a postseason game.

For tonight's NLCS Game 3 at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals are going with their same lineup and batting order that worked so well in the 12-3, Game 2 victory.

Cardinals lineup:

1. Rafael Furcal, SS

2. Jon Jay, CF

3. Albert Pujols, 1B

4. Matt Holliday, LF

5. Lance Berkman, RF

6. Yadier Molina, C

7. David Freese, 3B

8. Nick Punto, 2B

9. Chris Carpenter, P

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Meanwhile, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke already has taken a lot of the fun out of the game for loudmouth bleacher fans by benching Nyjer Morgan in favor of veteran utilityman Mark Kotsay in center field.

Brewers lineup:

1. Corey Hart, RF

2. Mark Kotsay, CF

3. Ryan Braun, LF

4. Prince Fielder, 1B

5. Rickie Weeks, 2B

6. Jerry Hairston, 3B

7. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS

8. Jonathan Lucroy, C

9. Yovani Gallardo, P

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Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. Though Stan Musial debuted in the major leagues on Sept. 17, 1941, his "rookie" cards didn't appear until after World War II.

This fantasy card was designed by Keith Conforti.

Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. Musial's first baseball cards didn't come until 1948, which was one of Musial's best seasons. He topped the NL in nine offensive categories and was just one homer short of a triple crown.
Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. Musial appeared twice on Red Man tobacco cards, in 1952 and 1953. The cards are almost identical visually, using the same portrait and similar layouts.
Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. In 1953, Topps was still an upstart against the more established Bowman, and Musial did not appear in the 1953 Topps set.

This fantasy card was designed by Keith Conforti.

Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. The 1953 Bowman issue was Musial's last appearance in a major national baseball card set for several years. This Bowman set used sharp, full-color photos in contrast to Topps' color paintings.
Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. In the mid to late 1950s, Musial declined to work with Topps or Bowman. But he did appear in some smaller sets, such as one released in 1954 by Red Heart Dog Food, which could be obtained by mail with a proof-of-purchase. In fact, Red Heart was still mailing cards as late as the 1970s.
Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. By 1957 Topps had acquired rival Bowman, but still couldn't sign Musial to a contract. He explained his position to Sports Collectors Digest: "I guess I didn't think I was being compensated enough to be on these cards."

This fantasy card was designed by Keith Conforti.

Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. Musial's first Topps card was this 1958 All-Star issue. Topps' Sy Berger explained to Sports Collectors Digest that August Busch's P.R. director approached him for a charity donation. Berger responded " 'I'll be happy to give you a donation if you can get me Musial.' And he got Stan for me."
Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. Though Musial appeared on a 1958 Topps All-Star card, he did not have a regular player card in the 1958 set.

This fantasy card was designed by Keith Conforti.

Is this a genuine Stan Musial baseball card, or a fan-created fantasy?
Wrong.Right. 1962 was Musial's best season after 1958. His .330 batting average was third in the NL, and his .416 on-base percentage was second.
Keith Conforti is the artist who designed the ersatz Stan Musial cards. Check out his design firm Twist Creative Group.
CREDITS: Quiz design: Josh Renaud · STLtoday.com
Baseball card images: The Topps Company, Inc.; Dr. Wayne Fischer; T.S. O'Connell; Keith Conforti
Sources: Sports Collectors Digest; baseball-reference.com; baseball-almanac.com; Dean's Cards