ST. LOUIS -- Autograph tickets for this month's Cardinals Winter Warm-Up went on sale Wednesday and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the limited supply runs out.More than 60 current and former players and coaches are scheduled to attend the organization's annual fan fest, which will be
ST. LOUIS -- Autograph tickets for this month's Cardinals Winter Warm-Up went on sale Wednesday and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the limited supply runs out.
More than 60 current and former players and coaches are scheduled to attend the organization's annual fan fest, which will be held from Jan. 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Some Cardinals alumni will sign for free, but autographs from all current players will require a specified donation to Cardinals Care, the organization's charitable arm. Each year, Cardinals Care sets the prices for individual autographs based upon expected demand.
The most expensive autographs this year will be for Yadier Molina ($150), Orlando Cepeda ($100), Carlos Martinez ($75), Stephen Piscotty ($75), Matt Carpenter ($75), Aledmys Diaz ($75), William Fowler ($75), Adam Wainwright ($75), Alex Reyes ($60), Michael Wacha ($50) and Kolten Wong ($50).
Other players scheduled to sign include: Matt Adams ($25), Matt Bowman ($15), Brett Cecil ($35), Zach Duke ($20), John Gant ($10), Greg Garcia ($10), Marco Gonzales ($15), Randal Grichuk ($35), Jedd Gyorko ($35), Carson Kelly ($10), Mike Leake ($30), Lance Lynn ($20), Tyler Lyons ($5), Jhonny Peralta ($35), Tommy Pham ($10), Trevor Rosenthal ($25), Sam Tuivailala ($5) and Luke Weaver ($10).
Various coaches will be signing, as well as four managers -- Tony La Russa ($75), Whitey Herzog ($75), Red Schoendienst ($75) and Mike Matheny ($25).
Pre-signed baseballs from Jonathan Broxton ($20), Bob Gibson ($75) and Ozzie Smith ($75) will be available for purchase at the Cardinals Care Store.
To see a full list of participating players, visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup. As the event nears, additional details about player autograph dates and times will be provided.
Online autograph tickets will be sold through 11:59 p.m. CT on Jan. 9. Any tickets not sold by then will be available for purchase at Winter Warm-Up.
Winter Warm-Up admission passes, which are required to obtain autographs, are already on sale. The cost for fans 16 and over is $40, while admission for children ages 5 to 15 costs $10. Kids under 5 can enter the event for free. These passes can be purchased online (cardinals.com/winterwarmup), at the Busch Stadium team store or at Cardinals Clubhouse stores throughout the area.
Fans wanting to obtain autographs from those signing for free will still be required to pick up an autograph ticket. Those tickets are also limited and will be available in the lobby of 100 North Broadway starting one hour prior to the player's scheduled signing.
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