Winter Warm-Up Autograph Tickets On Sale Monday

Ah, yes, it’s almost Winter Warm-Up time now — autograph tickets go on sale this Monday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m. Central Time.

Photo from 2012 Winter Warm-Up by Nicole

Photo from 2012 Winter Warm-Up by Nicole

I’ll admit I love seeing the pricing for the autograph tickets when they go on sale each year — whose is the most expensive (no surprise that it’s Yadi, at $100), whose seems ridiculously low ($5 for Pete Kozma and Shane Robinson) and what the prices are for new guys (Jhonny Peralta’s is $25, Peter Bourjos is $20 and Mark Ellis is in the previous category at $5). I also am extremely curious as to who decides on these prices and how — particularly when it comes to the new guys. How is it determined an autograph from Peralta should be the same fee as that of Shelby Miller? And how is Trevor Rosenthal’s more than Shelby’s, at $35? Also, since he’s pictured above, Jason Motte’s is $30 (and the complete list is below).

But enough with the Winter Warm-Up autograph price mysteries. Here are the details directly from the Cardinals …

Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced that fans may begin purchasing autograph tickets for the 18th annual Winter Warm-Up on the team’s website, cardinals.com/winterwarmup, at 9 a.m. Central Time on Monday, Jan. 6

Player autograph sessions are one of the most popular attractions of the Warm-Up. While some players’ autographs are free with the admission pass, others require an autograph ticket available through a specific additional donation. Every dollar donated for autograph tickets – as well as all proceeds from the Winter Warm-Up weekend – benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation that cares for kids.

The highly-anticipated annual event takes place Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day), at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Fans may continue to purchase admission passes for the three-day Winter Warm-Up online at cardinals.com/winterwarmup, in the official Cardinals Team Store at Busch Stadium and at Cardinals Clubhouse stores located around St. Louis. A Winter Warm-Up admission pass is required to enter the Warm-Up and obtain autographs.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet members of the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals including Adam Wainwright, Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Matt Holliday, manager Mike Matheny, NLCS MVP Michael Wacha and more. Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa will be on hand for the weekend event as well as two of the newest Cardinals, outfielder Peter Bourjos and shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

“The Warm-Up is the perfect opportunity for fans to meet their favorite players and help kids in the St. Louis community,” said Michael Hall, Executive Director of Cardinals Care and Vice President of Community Relations. “We hope fans will join us in welcoming our new players and celebrating our 19th National League pennant.”

Fans are encouraged to visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup for the most up-to-date details about player autograph dates, times and, if required, additional donation amounts. All autograph tickets will be sold online through Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. Central Time.  Any remaining autograph tickets not sold online will be available at the Winter Warm-Up. For complete event details, schedule and frequently asked questions, visitcardinals.com/winterwarmup. The current autograph schedule follows below.

Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the Cardinals organization to help children in our community – both on and off the baseball field. Since it was established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested $19 million in helping children, including providing $11 million in grants to over 800 non-profit youth organizations, and building 21 youth ball fields in neighborhoods in both Missouri and Illinois. In 2013, Cardinals Care celebrated the 10th anniversary of the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free baseball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 4,500 kids who participate in the program each year.

*Dates, times and players may change prior to Winter Warm-Up. Some players may be added.*

Player

Donation

Signing Date

Signing Time

Adams, Matt

$20

Sunday, January 19

10am-12pm

Bourjos, Peter

$20

Monday, January 20

9-11am

Carpenter, Matt

$40

Sunday, January 19

3-5pm

Clark, Jack

$5

Saturday, January 18

11am-1pm

Craig, Allen

$40

Sunday, January 19

3-5pm

Cruz, Tony

$5

Sunday, January 19

10am-12pm

Descalso, Daniel

$15

Saturday, January 18

10am-12pm

Ellis, Mark

$5

Sunday, January 19

9-11am

Freeman, Sam

$5

Sunday, January 19

1-3pm

Herzog, Whitey

$75

Monday, January 20

11am-12pm

Holliday, Matt

$75

Monday, January 20

10am-12pm

Jay, Jon

$20

Sunday, January 19

3-5pm

Jordan, Brian

$10

Monday, January 20

11am-1pm

Kelly, Joe

$25

Sunday, January 19

11am-1pm

Kozma, Pete

$5

Saturday, January 18

10am-12pm

La Russa, Tony

$75

Sunday, January 19

10am-12pm

Lynn, Lance

$20

Sunday, January 19

1-3pm

Lyons, Tyler

$5

Sunday, January 19

12-2pm

Mabry, John

$5

Monday, January 20

12-2pm

Maness, Seth

$10

Saturday, January 18

2-4pm

Matheny, Mike

$40

Monday, January 20

9-11am

Miller, Shelby

$25

Sunday, January 19

1-3pm

Molina, Yadier

$100

TBD

TBD

Motte, Jason

$30

Sunday, January 19

2-4pm

Peralta, Jhonny

$25

TBD

TBD

Robinson, Shane

$5

Sunday, January 19

11am-1pm

Rosenthal, Trevor

$35

Saturday, January 18

12-2pm

Schoendienst, Red

$75

Sunday, January 19

10-11am

Shannon, Mike

$10

Sunday, January 19

12-1pm

Siegrist, Kevin

$15

Saturday, January 18

3-5pm

Smith, Ozzie-pre-autographed baseball

$75

Everyday

Cardinals Care Store

Taveras, Oscar

$20

Saturday, January 18

2-4pm

Wacha, Michael

$70

Monday, January 20

12-2pm

Wainwright, Adam

$80

Saturday, January 18

12-2pm

Wong, Kolten

$15

Sunday, January 19

2-4pm

The following players will be signing free autographs and will require a line ticket. More information will be available at the Winter Warm-Up.

Check cardinals.com/winterwarmup for their dates and times.

 

Current Players: Former Players: Ken Dayley Mike Jorgensen Stan Royer
Keith Butler Randal Grichuk Alan Benes Cal Eldred Tom Lawless Ted Savage
Eric Fornataro Zach Petrick Ernie Broglio Ryan Franklin Kyle McClellan Jason Simontacchi
Greg Garcia Stephen Piscotty Glenn Brummer Rick Horton Cliff Politte Scott Terry
John Costello Al Hrabosky Kerry Robinson Bill Virdon
Danny Cox

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