A sports card show and autographs from dozens of current and former players are on tap for this holiday weekend as the 20th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up sets up shop at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis.
The Winter Warm-Up is a fundraiser for various children’s charities. Thousands of fans and collectors attend each year. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday and from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday.
The card show takes place on the second floor of the Hyatt, with more than 50 vendors expected. The Autograph and Admission Sales Booth is also located on the 2nd floor.
The fourth floor main stage will house the autograph tables and other Cardinals shops selling various items at discount prices including the Cardinals Authentics shop, with game-worn and game-used gear.
Three-day passes for the event are available at the Busch Stadium Team Store, area Cardinals Clubhouse Stores (at Union Station, The Galleria, St. Louis Mills, St. Clair Square, South County Mall, West County Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, and Branson Landing), or at the event’s Autograph and Admission Sales Table on Floor 2. Ticket prices are $40 for fans 16 and older, $10 for fans ages five to 15, and free for kids under five.
The autograph schedule includes:
2016 Cardinals: Matt Carpenter, Tommy Pham, Brandon Moss, Lance Lynn, Matt Adams, Greg Garcia, Seth Maness, Jaime Garcia, Marco Gonzales, Tim Cooney, Charlie Tilson, and Arturo Reyes.
Cardinals Alumni: Al Hrabosky, Jose Oquendo, John Costello, Scott Terry, Kerry Robinson, Ted Savage, Danny Cox, Ken Dayley, and Dean Kiekhefer.
2016 Cardinals: Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Randal Grichuk, Stephen Piscotty, Tyler Lyons, Brayan Pena, Sam Tuivailala, Mitch Harris, Dean Anna, Mike Ohlman, Luke Weaver, Jacob Wilson, Austin Gomber, Patrick Wisdom and Carson Kelly.
Cardinals Alumni: Red Schoendienst, Tom Lawless, Andy & Alan Benes, Ricky Horton, Mike Shannon, Jason Simontacchi, Brad Thompson, Kyle McClellan, David Eckstein, and Jeff Suppan. ]
2016 Cardinals: Johnny Peralta, Kolten Wong, Carlos Martinez, Jedd Gyorko, Kevin Siegrist, Mike Leake, Trevor Rosenthal, Manager Mike Matheny, and Assistant Hitting Coach Bill Mueller.
Cardinals Alumni: Whitey Herzog, John Mabry, Rich Hacker, David Bell, Stan Royer, Glenn Brummer, Scott Cooper, Mike Tyson, Tony La Russa and Cliff Politte.
For the most complete schedule, autograph ticket prices (and free autograph info), visit cardinals.com/winterwarmup.
There will be various presentations held throughout the weekend, some of which are collecting-related. At noon Saturday, Brian Finch and the creative team behind the book “Redbird Relics: Treasures of the St. Louis Cardinals Museum will meet fans. At 1 PM all three days, there will be a presentation by Cardinals Authentics on game-worn and game-used memorabilia. At 3 PM Saturday and Sunday, St. Louis Sports Collectors Show President Dave Jackson will hold short seminars on the hobby for fans who are getting started or re-engaging with sports collecting.
The team’s Publications booth (across from the Silent Auction table) will offer drawings for premium autographed items throughout the three days.