Max Scherzer signs baseball cards for a cause
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer wants to help the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, so he’s doing one thing he does pretty well.
He’s signing autographs.
Scherzer and the team have created the Baseball Cards for a Cause program where the right-hander will sign baseball cards sent to him for a $25 donation to the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
Cards — and only cards — should be sent with a check or money order payable to the Foundation and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Baseball Cards for a Cause
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003
According to a statement issued by the team, you can expect to wait six to eight weeks for your card to be returned. Autographs are limited to two per season. Any cards postmarked after Sept. 1 will not be signed. Anything that’s not a standard card will be returned unsigned.
Collectors seeking more information on the program can contact the Nationals via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Detroit Tigers, Scherzer’s former team, has a lineup of players who sign for a similar charitable program. Among them are Miguel Cabrera ($120 per card), Alex Avila ($20), Yoenis Cespedes ($30), Nick Castellanos ($20), Joba Chamberlain ($10), David Price ($40) and Alan Trammell ($20) to name a few. See all the signers and get more information by clicking here.
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