By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and World Series champion Lance Berkman has signed an exclusive autograph deal with TRISTAR, the company announced Tuesday.
His first signing with the company is set for next Tuesday with pre-orders closing on Friday. A signed World Series baseball costs $129, while several inscriptions will be available — each of those will cost $169, according to the Houston-based company.
The former Houston Astros star hit .301 with 31 home runs in his first season as a Cardinal. He spent his previous 12 seasons with the Astros before he played in 37 games for the New York Yankees at the end of last year. He hit .423 with 11 hits a home run and five RBI in the World Series.
The least-expensive item is an 8×10 photo of him holding the World Series trophy at $119, while a 16×20 of the same image — limited to just 211 copies — will cost just $20 more.
For those seeking a signed jersey, Berkman will sign Cardinals jerseys on the front for $249, while back-signed jerseys with World Series patches will cost $50 more.
A limited edition — 211 signed — Rawlings name-model bat also will be available for $239.
For more information, visit www.tristarproductions.com.