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ALWAYS GOLDEN: Cardinals fans will see something special at this year's home opener -- the Redbirds will be sporting gold-embossed jerseys and caps to commemorate their 2011 World Series championship.

The Cards will wear the specially designed caps and jerseys when they play the Cubs at the home opener, April 13, and again on April 14 when they receive their World Series rings in a ceremony preceding that day's game.

The official New Era caps and Majestic jerseys are part of the MLB Authentic Collection and will be available beginning tomorrow at the Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and online through MLB.com. Other local retailers will have the commemorative gear later in the month.

Deborah Peterson is an editorial writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.