10-16-2012, 07:14 PM #1
Ozzie Smith selling his Gold Gloves and All Star game rings
Hall of Famer and former St. Louis Cardinals great Ozzie Smith is selling his 13 Gold Gloves, 11 of his All-Star Game rings and more than 100 pieces of memorabilia from his personal collection in a November on-line auction, the California auction house that will be overseeing the sale announced Tuesday.
SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, Calif., said in a news release that Smith has decided to sell his collection "as part of his estate and family planning.''
Smith, known as "The Wizard'' for his trailblazing defensive prowess, made 15 career All-Star Games and won the National League Gold Glove Award at shortstop every year from 1980 through 1992. He made the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 2002 with 91.7 percent of the vote.
In addition to his Gold Gloves and All-Star Game rings, Smith is selling his 1989 Lou Gehrig Award plaque, his 1995 Roberto Clemente Award trophy, an inscribed Rawlings fielder's glove that he wore in his final game, Cardinals National League championship rings from 1985 and 2004, and Cardinals World Series rings from 2006 and 2011.
Bidding on the Smith items will begin Nov. 14 and conclude Dec. 1, the auction house said.Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
10-20-2012, 09:02 AM #2
Can you imagine how cool it would be to have a gold glove award sitting on your mantle? What a conversation starter amongst sports fans that would be.
"Oh that thing. Yeah that's just one Ozzie Smith's gold glove awards. No big deal."
I know bidding will get waaaaaaaaay beyond my price range, buts its nice to dream.
10-25-2012, 05:01 PM #3
geez, i'm pretty stoked that i just won an ozzie relic card...a gold glove or all star ring (I was at his last ASG in 96) would be mind blowing.
10-25-2012, 07:49 PM #4
It is sad that he has to part with so many pieces of history from his life.
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10-29-2012, 04:09 AM #7
I wish I can afford to bid on anything from his collection to add to my Ozzie Smith PC collection..although I have heard that a lot of former players are going to auction most of their stuff off for different reasons, but the main one seems to be helping their children or grandkids with college and such