High Flying Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals' Ozzie Smith
This serigraph created by Sports Artist Rick Rush depicts the St. Louis Cardinals under the
direction and genius of baseball patriarch Whitey Herzog. During his tenure the Cardinals
flew to new heights of excellence and achievement.
The Cardinals, under Herzog, won three league pennants and won the World Series against the
Milwaukee Brewers in 1982. They accomplished all these achievements during the decade of the
Many outstanding players were instrumental in developing the Cardinal's winning legacy.
Among the best of the best was the all-star shortstop of the Cardinals, Ozzie Smith. Ozzie
had been vital to the Cardinals’ defense, helping the club to lead the league in number of
double plays several times. He is regarded as one of the greatest fielding shortstops of all
time, having won eight Gold Gloves. He set a major league record for assists with 621 in
1980, breaking a mark that had stood since 1924. He was also voted to the National League
All-Star Game seven times.
Ozzie plays shortstop with such gracefully superlative dynamics that Whitey Herzog said, "If
Ozzie doesn't make at least one impossible play per game, people think something is wrong."
Nothing is wrong and a lot has been right as Ozzie and others have made St. Louis the "High
Rick Rush Serigraph Original
The Art of Serigraph Printing at the Rick Rush Studio
This original serigraph print is a hand-done fine art print that is created one color at a
time. Each print is an original piece of art.
They have been printed on the highest quality paper, in an extremely limited edition of only
The image size is 25 1/2 x 19 inches.
Each serigraph print was hand signed and numbered by the artist in February of 1989.
'High Flying Cardinals' Serigraph Original: $3,500.00
Issue Date: February 1989
Edition Size: 190
Image Size: 25 1/2 x 19 inches
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