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Monday's Phillies Phestival pheatures the champs

On Monday the Phillies will host their annual Phestival for fans, but this time the players are the defending champs.

Winning a World Series changes everything.

On Monday the Phillies will host their annual Phestival for fans, but this time the players are the defending champs.

So that's not simply a team-autographed 100th-anniversary edition Harley Davidson up for auction, it's a bike signed by all the World Series champs.

And that's not just any framed photo of Brad Lidge, that's him celebrating a World Series-clinching save, amid another array of winners' signatures.

Ditto for that case of 30 autographed balls.

The victorious players and coaches will be there as well when gates open at 5 p.m. on Monday for the team's fund-raiser for the battle against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Unfortunately, all 4,000 or so $20 tickets are gone for the randomly assigned autograph sessions.

Still available, though, are $10 admission tickets that include everything else, including chances to bid on items big and
small at the silent auction (5-8 p.m.) and the live auction (8 p.m.).

Everything from a Connie Mack Stadium brick to sneaks autographed by Kobe Bryant (size 14),   from a Charlie Manuel-autographed champagne bottle to a Sept. 15 suite for 30 at Citizens Bank Park.

There's even a framed magazine cover signed by some guy named Barack Obama.

Getting a chance to throw out the first ball ... to work with the ground crew ... to be a bat boy ... to be a bat girl ... to travel to other cities for a game ... a cruise ... these are among a variety of experiences also on the block.

Many of the items are one of a kind, explained Tony Burns, the club's group sales coordinator, who is overseeing the event.

"You can get a signed Utley jersey at the [Majestic Clubhouse] store, just not a game-used home-opener one," he said.

Also sold out are the $30 tickets to have a picture taken with Lidge, Manuel or outfielder Shane Victorino, but fans can still sign up for photos with the 2008 and 1980 World Series trophies.

The Phanatic and some broadcasters will mingle, and the ball girls will be bracing to be plunged into the dunk tank.

Fans are welcome to bring cameras.

Chances to win all sorts of prizes also will be on sale, along with food and souvenirs.

Proceeds benefit research at ALS Association Centers at Pennsylvania Hospital and Hershey Medical Center.

Last year's Phestival raised $758,000.

To purchase $10 admission-only tickets go to or call 215-463-1000.

A $10 fee is also charged to register to bid in the live auction..