According to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the first non-Illinois team to be featured on Illinois license plates. 

The license plates will reportedly be available after Labor Day.

Revenue generated by the license plates will go on to help Illinois public schools. Every license plate sale and renewal raises $25 for the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and is designated for the Common School Fund. 

According to KFVS-TV, Cardinals  Vice President, Event Services & Merchandising Vicki Bryant stated "It is a great way to show team spirit and help raise money for education in Illinois. We are proud to add the ‘Birds on Bat’ to the plate options for Illinois drivers and hope to see many of them on the road across Illinois."

Drivers will be able to preorder the license plates on

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