Ozzie Smith 1981 Donruss

Ozzie Smith 1981 Donruss

1981 was Ozzie last full season in San Diego as a member of the Padres baseball club.

In the strike-shortened season of 1981, Ozzie led the National League in plate appearances and official at-bats with 507 and 450 respectively.

Due to the volume of his appearances at the plate, Ozzie was able to become an All-Star for the first time in his career.  And even though the stats from that season (100 hits, 53 runs scored, 22 stolen bases) look un-All-Star-esque, it is because his team only played in 110 contests that year.

Here is the card:

After the 1981 baseball season, Ozzie was shipped off to St. Louis, where he would spend the next 15 baseball seasons becoming one of the greatest defensive infielders of all-time.

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