Ozzie Smith Cardinals Signed MLB Baseball HOF 02 w/ Glass Case JSA ITP
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Featured is a signed Ozzie Smith Rawlings official MLB baseball, inscribed "HOF 02". This baseball comes with a glass display case that features a cherry wood base and mirrored bottom. This item was hand-signed by Ozzie Smith and inscribed "The Wizard" at a private signing by a JSA representative. The baseball includes a JSA hologram with matching certificate of authenticity. Smith is a retired American baseball shortstop who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996. Nicknamed "The Wizard" for his defensive brilliance, Smith set major league records for career assists (8,375) and double plays (1,590) by a shortstop (the latter since broken by Omar Vizquel), as well as the National League (NL) record with 2,511 career games at the position; Smith won the NL Gold Glove Award for play at shortstop for 13 consecutive seasons (1980ñ1992). A 15-time All-Star, he accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the NL Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting shortstop in 1987. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002. He was also elected to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 2014.