St. Louis Cardinals Greats Signed Home Plate From The Ozzie Smith Collection
All signatures on this home plate were obtained in person for Ozzie Smith. Most signatures are documented by photos of the players signing this plate. This is from Ozzie's personal collection and comes with an LOA from him. All signed in felt tip or Sharpie pen and average 7 to 8/10. Stan Musial, Mark McGwire, Marty Marion, Ozzie Smith, Enos Slaughter, Darrell Porter, Whitey Herzog, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Red Shoendienst, Jack Buck, Tony LaRussa, and many more. Plate itself is EX.
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.
Proceeds from this auction will benefit The Ozzie Smith Charitable Foundation.
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.
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.