Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 11/15/14

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Former MLB player Ozzie Smith during the MLB All Star Game Celebrity Softball Game at Angels Stadium of Anaheim on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith sold 13 of his Gold Glove awards for over $500k, according to multiple reports. The Gold Gloves, along with the two World Series rings the Cardinals organization gave to him from the franchise's 2006 and 2011 championship runs, were sold at a sports memorabilia auction in California over the weekend. When news broke that the Wizard would sell off his hardware, many questioned his reasoning. At the time, Smith cited estate planning purposes, which led some to believe that the former defensive star is struggling financially. We'd prefer to not speculate about Ozzie's finances, but the whole thing certainly feels odd. Sure it is great that the Wizard is sharing his hardware with fans who desire that kind of stuff. But it also feels strange to hear that the Hall of Famer does not care about his past accomplishments any longer. Ozzie's willingness to sell his Gold Gloves may stem from the straine...
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