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PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia residents pose with St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | 9:19 p.m. CST

The St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy made a stop in Columbia on Wednesday afternoon as part of its tour through the Midwest at U.S. Cellular locations. Columbia residents were able to have their pictures taken with the trophy.

The trophy will stop at the U.S. Cellular store in Columbia again Saturday.

Eric Dirksmeyer, 5, gives the thumbs up next to the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy at the U.S. Cellular store in Columbia on Wednesday. A big fan of baseball, Eric said he gets to play Tee Ball for the Cubs which beat a rival team named the Cardinals.
Fans line up to have their pictures taken with the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy at Columbia's U.S. Cellular store on Wednesday. The trophy is touring throughout the Midwest and will be stopping in Columbia again on Saturday.
"We are the biggest Cardinal fans in the world," said Michael Konrad, who brought his daughters Emily Konrad, 10, left, and Grace Konrad, 7, right, to get their picture taken with the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy on Wednesday. "It's a huge deal to see the same trophy they held in the air," Michael said.
Val Reis, with Focus Marketing and Promotions, shows Drew Gillig, 11, left, Jacob Gillig, 7, center, and Nancy Gillig, right, the interior of the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy on Wednesday. Fans can view the trophy at one of its tour stops to U.S. Cellular stores in the Midwest. When asked who their favorite Cardinal player is, both Drew and Jacob said, "David Freese."
Kelsey Klein, 17, left, Kady Ledbetter, 17, center, and Caitlin Rowland, 17, right, pose with the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series trophy on its stop at the U.S. Cellular store in Columbia on Wednesday. The girls were together to watch game seven. "What did we do when they won?" asked Kelsey, "I think there was hugging, and a few tears of joy."

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