Springfield, MO - With the Cardinals Caravan coming to Springfield this Friday, the Springfield Cardinals are warming up the week with the Game-Worn, Autographed and Specialty Jersey Auction. The auction features 2013 Game-Worn Road Jerseys, 2012 Red Batting Practice Jerseys and select Specialty Jerseys, and will run from today through 4pm this Thursday.
The 2013 Game-Worn Road Jerseys offer fans a unique piece of Cardinals history, as the jerseys feature the Stan Musial Memorial #6 Patch on the left sleeve, the same as the St. Louis Cardinals wore throughout the 2013 season, as well as the 2012 Texas League Championship Patch on the right sleeve. Never again will the Springfield Cardinals don both specialty patches on the same jersey, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime collectible opportunity!
In addition to the specialty patches, the 2013 Road Jerseys offer fans a chance to own game-worn jerseys by exciting prospects like current St. Louis Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez and LHP Kevin Siegrist, top-ranked prospects OF James Ramsey and LHP Tim Cooney, St. Louis Minor League Pitcher of the Year RHP Zach Petrick and many more. There are also 2013 Road Jerseys that were autographed, though not game-worn, by St. Louis Cardinals RHP Michael Wacha, RHP Carlos Martinez and LHP Tyler Lyons.
Also available in the auction are six 2012 Red Batting Practice Jerseys from the Texas League Championship winning club. Fans may bid on the #7 Greg Garcia Jersey, the #12 Sam Freeman Jersey, the #27 Seth Maness Jersey, the #37 Kevin Siegrist Jersey, the #38 Keith Butler Jersey and the #51 Eric Fornataro Jersey.
Additionally, the auction features select Specialty Jerseys from the 2013 season, including the Gold Texas League Champions Jerseys, Stan Musial #6 Tribute Jerseys, Teal Prostate Cancer Awareness Jerseys, Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Jerseys, Camo Jerseys and USA Jerseys. All of the Specialty Jerseys feature the Stan Musial Memorial #6 Patch on the left sleeve. Please note that the available Specialty Jerseys were not game-worn.
Bidding for the 2013 Road Jerseys and the 2012 Red Batting Practice Jerseys will begin at just $100, while the Specialty Jerseys will begin at $200. Bidding on all jerseys will proceed in $5 increments with no maximum increase. High bids will be updated frequently on SpringfieldCardinals.com.
Bids on the jerseys may be made by contacting Coordinator of Fan Interaction Faith Lorhan at (417) 832-3040 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans may also come by the Front Office at Hammons Field to place their bid. The office is open daily from 8:30am - 5:30pm, though the auction will close at 4pm this Thursday.
Winning bidders may pick up their jerseys beginning at the Cardinals Caravan at 12:15pm this Friday. Auction winners may request to have their jersey mailed for an additional shipping cost.
Click here to view the complete list of available jerseys and the Cardinals players who wore them.
Don't miss Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly, Kolten Wong and more at the Cardinals Caravan at Hammons Field this Friday
The Cardinals Caravan will make its annual trip to Springfield this Friday. The Caravan will be held at Hammons Field in the Indoor Training Facility and is slated to kick off at 12:15pm. Lunch will be available for purchase at the event.
This year's attendees will feature former Springfield Cardinals and current St. Louis Cardinals Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly and Kolten Wong. Former St. Louis Cardinals Danny Cox and Tom Lawless will also be a part of the caravan, and Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne will serve as the emcee.
Coinciding with the afternoon program at Hammons Field, the Springfield Cardinals will have a Garage Sale featuring game used jerseys, helmets, bats, bar stools and many other Cardinals collectibles used by some of your favorite players here in Springfield.
Doors will open for the 2014 Cardinals Caravan at 11:30am, with the event scheduled to run from 12:15 - 2pm. Admission for the Cardinals Caravan is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3-12). All admission proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.
The caravan will also visit Mercy and Cox South Hospitals. The players will stop by both hospitals to visit the pediatric ward and other areas.
The Caravan will continue on to JQH Arena for the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions where the players and Cardinals staff will sign autographs from 7:45 - 8:45pm, before being recognized at half time of the 8:30pm game. A ticket to the Tournament of Champions will be required to attend the evening autograph session at JQH Arena.
Click here for more information about the Cardinals Caravan.
2014 Promo Club Memberships available with any Season Ticket Plan right now
It's never too early to start planning for the 10th Season of Springfield Cardinals Baseball in 2014! Available right now are memberships for the 2014 Promo Club. By signing up for the exclusive Promo Club, Season Ticket Holders will be guaranteed to receive every promotional item on the 2014 schedule for just the small fee of $85. You can now have your bobbleheads, caps and shirts guaranteed by enrolling in this club!
Space in the Promo Club is limited, so sign up for the club and a 2014 Ticket Plan today. Ticket Plans in 18, 35 and 70-game varieties are available right now and start at just $106.
For information about 2014 Season Ticket Plans, click below or call the Front Office at (417) 863-0395. The 10th Season begins at Hammons Field with Opening Night on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:10pm.
Click here to view the Springfield Cardinals 2014 Ticket Plans.
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