Ozzie Smith received $519,203 for the 13 Gold Glove Awards he put up for sale recently, his auction group has announced.
Smith also netted a little less than $100,000 from the sale of the 2006 and 2011 World Series rings given him by the Cardinals. The 2011 ring sold for $51,364, and the 2006 ring went for $42,448.
"I am honored to share a portion of the memorabilia from my professional baseball career with fans and collectors," Smith said in a statement released by his publicists. "My family and I have decided together which of my pieces to keep and which to share. I will forever cherish every experience associated with earning these awards that I shared with the Cardinal Nation and the baseball community.
"I hope those who are passionate about collecting and preserving such items will gain a similar measure of joy through their ownership."
The buyers of the memorabilia asked to remain anonymous, SPC Auctions said.
Smith, 57, was a first-ballot Hall of Famer five years after his retirement from the Cardinals following the 1996 season. He won the Gold Gloves in 13 consecutive seasons for both San Diego and St. Louis, and his uniform No. 1 was retired by the Redbirds following his playing career.