Ozzie Smith Hand Painted Stolen Base
Actual base used in San Diego during a game against the Cardinals in 1996-Ozzie's last season as a player. Ozzie stole this base, it was then hand painted and gifted to him by the Padres. Signed by the artist at the bottom and dated "96". EX-MT condition and comes with a LOA from Ozzie Smith.<br><br><div style="font-size:11pt;"><i>All of the items presented in this group are a part of Ozzie Smith’s personal collection or inventory owned by his publicly supported foundation, The Ozzie Smith Charitable Foundation. Items from Ozzie’s personal collection are items he earned or received while playing in the National League for 19 years, playing in 15 All Star Games, 3 World Series, and as a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. The art work from Rick Rush was donated by Mr. Rush to the Foundation for purposes of fundraising.<br>Proceeds from this auction will benefit The Ozzie Smith Charitable Foundation.<br>The Ozzie Smith Charitable Foundation was formed in 2000 to support and advance the needs of underprivileged and ill children in the St. Louis metropolitan area. This is the first auction the Foundation has done to raise money for its objectives.<br>Organizations which have received donations from The Ozzie Smith Charitable Foundation are The St. Louis Dance Academy, Faith House, Our Little Haven, Doorways, and Project Ark. Future donations are planned to help the St. Louis Public School System.</i></div>
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