Pirates, Red Sox, Astros Holding Sales

Game-worn jerseys and game-used equipment will be up for grabs soon when the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox and City of Palms, Fla., spring home of the  Boston Red Sox, hold special events.

The Pirates will host the 22nd Pirate Fest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on, Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.  Described as a “giant indoor baseball carnival”, it features live events, free autograph sessions, a sale of game used equipment and jerseys and more.

Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez, James McDonald, Daniel McCutchen, Kevin Correia, Jeff Karstens, Chris Resop, Brad Lincoln, Alex Presley, Michael McKenry, Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas will sign autographs along with Pirate alums Doug Drabek, Andy Van Slyke, Chico Lind, Mike LaValliere and Kent Tukulve.

A Pirates “Lost Treasures” area will include authentic game-worn jerseys, and game-used bats, baseballs and more available for purchase and there will be a charity silent auction with proceeds to benefit Pirates Charities.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $4 for kids.

On Saturday, the 17th, the Boston Red Sox will hold a yard sale featuring  items from the team’s old spring-training camp in City of Palms, Fla.

The City of Palms Park Yard Sale will include “memorabilia from former and current players from jerseys and signed artwork to ballpark furniture, collectables and more,” according to WBBH-TV.

Everything will be sold first come, first served and will be isplayed along the concourse area and within the players’ clubhouse located under the ballpark stands. All sales are cash only. Prices for the items begin at $1.

Meanwhile, the Houston Astros are holding what they’re calling an “everything must go” at the team’s store this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10.

The sale is called Astros Clubhouse Extravaganza, with game-used equipment, memorabilia, souvenirs and clothing for sale.

There will be special Astros 50th anniversary merchandise to celebrate the 2012 season.

Fans also can tour the players’ training and weight facilities.  Admission is $10, which will be deducted from any purchase.