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Cards autographs available at Winter Warm-Up

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ST. LOUIS -- Beginning at noon CT on Monday, fans can purchase player autograph tickets for the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up, which will be held January 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Autographs for players on the 2017 roster have a preset price that range from $150 to $5. All the proceeds generated from autograph ticket sales will benefit the Redbird Rookies program and other charitable grants handed out by Cardinals Care.

ST. LOUIS -- Beginning at noon CT on Monday, fans can purchase player autograph tickets for the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up, which will be held January 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Autographs for players on the 2017 roster have a preset price that range from $150 to $5. All the proceeds generated from autograph ticket sales will benefit the Redbird Rookies program and other charitable grants handed out by Cardinals Care.

Though player availability is subject to change, the Cardinals currently expect more than 60 players, coaches and alumni to attend the 2018 Winter Warm-Up. Autographs for some of those individuals - including executives Bill DeWitt Jr., Bill DeWitt III and John Mozeliak - will be free of charge.

Getting an autograph from Yadier Molina ($150) will require the largest donation. Other autograph prices of $50 or higher include those for Adam Wainwright ($75), Whitey Herzog ($75), Tony La Russa ($75), Matt Carpenter ($60), Carlos Martinez ($60), Tommy Pham ($60), Stephen Piscotty ($50), Alex Reyes ($50) and Michael Wacha ($50).

All other autograph prices are below that threshold, including those for top prospects Jack Flaherty, Carson Kelly, Sandy Alcantara, Tyler O'Neill, Magneuris Sierra, Harrison Bader and Dakota Hudson.

A full list of autograph prices and signing times can be found at cardinals.com/WWU. Fans are permitted to purchase up to three autograph tickets per player, while supplies last, with the exception of those who purchase a ticket for Molina's signing session. In that case, tickets are limited to one per person.

Tickets will remain on sale until Jan. 11, and any that remain unsold will then be available for purchase at Winter Warm-Up. Fans who place their orders by noon on Jan. 4 will receive their tickets in the mail. Purchases made after that time will be available for pickup at the Busch Stadium box office or at the Winter Warm-Up autograph ticket booth/kiosks.

The free autograph tickets will be available online and at the Busch Stadium box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans are limited to five free player autographs per transactions and a maximum of two per player.

Ballpark Village expansion to begin

The Cardinals announced plans to hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony next Thursday that will mark the start of the second phase of Ballpark Village. This next phase will include construction of a 29-story luxury high-rise residential tower, a Class-A office building, as well a two-story retail marketplace and entertainment venue overlooking the existing Busch II infield.

The new construction is estimated to cost $260 million and projects to be completed in 2019. When finished, the footprint of Ballpark Village, which opened its first phase in 2014, will extend the length of Busch Stadium on Clark Street.

Principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr., team president Bill DeWitt III and St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson are among those scheduled to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

Busch Stadium seats for sale

A limited number of seats recently removed from Busch Stadium III have been made available for purchase, the Cardinals announced on Thursday.

Fifty pairs of premium seats, which feature the die-cut Cardinals logo, will be sold for $750. A total of 250 pairs of standard seats are available at $500 apiece. All seats have been authenticated by Major League Baseball.

To learn more about the items for sale or to make a purchase, visit cardinals.com/seats. All purchases must be picked up at Busch Stadium during select hours from Dec. 22-23.

Jenifer Langosch has covered the Cardinals for MLB.com since 2012, and previously covered the Pirates from 2007-11. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, and listen to her podcast.

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