Mike Schmidt Cards, Rookie Cards and Autographed Memorabilia Guide

Mike Schmidt

Date of Birth: 9/27/1949
Rookie Card Year: 1973
Investment Rating: 7.0


Overview

Mike Schmidt cards and autographed memorabilia have always been popular. Superstars from the era preceding baseball's widespread PED use are seeing renewed interest from baseball purists and collectors. Schmidt played at a time when the 500 Home Run Club was a truly elite group.

Mike Schmidt rookie cards can be found in two products, 1973 Topps Baseball and 1973 O-Pee-Chee Baseball. Of the two, the Topps card is more popular but its Canadian counterpart is much rarer. Schmidt also has a 1973 team-issued Phillies card. In addition, Mike Schmidt is also part of the little-known 1972 Topps Puerto Rican Sticker Collection.

Demand for Mike Schmidt's autographed memorabilia remains high. Values have increased through the years as he does not participate in an over abundance of autograph signings. Given the fact that Mike Schmidt is an early member of the 500 Home Run Club, his autographed memorabilia, particularly signed bats and baseballs have true collector appeal.

Mike Schmidt Rookie Cards

1973 Topps Baseball Mike Schmidt RC #615

1973 Topps Mike Schmidt RC 615 Image

Mike Schmidt shares his rookie card with two other freshman third basemen including another stand out player and fan favorite, Ron Cey. High-grade samples professionally graded 9 sell in the $1,200 range, while the rare 10 can command much more.

1973 O-Pee-Chee Mike Schmidt RC #615

1973 OPC Mike Schmidt RC 615 Image

The big difference between Schmidt's O-Pee-Chee rookie and his Topps card is the bilingual text found on the Canadian card. It's also tougher to find and carries more niche appeal.

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2013 TOPPS TRIBUTE MIKE SCHMIDT ON CARD AUTO AUTOGRAPH 5 5 RED PARALLEL RARE
$129.99
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1988 RITE AID #8 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF PSA 10 B1636562-537
$16.99
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2012 Topps Historical Stitches # HS-MS Mike Schmidt
$20.00
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$124.99
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2008 UPPER DECK FRAMED BLACK #112 MIKE SCHMIDT HOF POP 1 PSA 10 B1636564-534
$18.99
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1988 KENNER STARTING LINEUP MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF POP 6 PSA 9 B1637141-793
$67.99
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1982 TOPPS #163 MIKE SCHMIDT-EDDIE MURRAY PSA 10 B1632372-164
$12.99
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1973 TOPPS #615 MIKE SCHMIDT ROOKIE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$27.88
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1989 Fleer #582 Mike Schmidt (Phillies) PSA 10 Gem Mint - HOF
$12.00
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1988 Leaf #124 Mike Schmidt (Phillies) PSA 10 Gem Mint - HOF
$55.00
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(2) 1985 Fleer Star Stickers Mike Schmidt #76 & #78 PSA 9 MINT & PSA 8 NM-MT
$20.00
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1990 Topps #662 Mike Schmidt "Turn Back the Clock" (Phillies) PSA 10 Gem Mint
$15.00
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1985 Leaf Donruss #205 Mike Schmidt (Phillies) PSA 9 Mint - No Qualifiers HOF
$11.00
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1984 Ralston Purina (Topps) #22 Mike Schmidt (Phillies) PSA 9 Mint - HOF
$10.00
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1985 Topps Tiffany #714 Mike Schmidt NL All-Star (Phillies) PSA 9 Mint - HOF
$10.00
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2013 Tier One Mike Schmidt Evan Logoria AUTOGRAPH Rays Phillies 05 25 *GC1A
$98.99
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Key Cards

Key Mike Schmidt Modern Cards

1991 Classic Best Mike Schmidt #AU1 Autograph /2,100

1991 Classic Best Mike Schmidt Auto 215x300 Image

Mike Schmidt's first autograph card was part of this minor league release. It depicts a young Schmidt from his days with the minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies in Reading, PA. The cards are hand numbered to 2,100.

1999 Upper Deck A Piece of History 500 Club Mike Schmidt #MS

1999 UD POH Mike Schmidt Relic1 Image

One of Mike Schmidt's first memorabilia cards was part of the historic A Piece of History set. It is an evergreen insert set that was included in numerous products to commemorate players of the 500 Home Run Club. The card is not serial numbered but a stated print run of 350 total cards has been confirmed.

1999 Upper Deck Piece of History 500 Club Mike Schmidt #MSAU Autograph Relic /20

1999 UD POH Mike Schmidt AU Relic Image

The autographed version of the above card is limited to just 20 serial numbered copies.

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Jerseys of the Century Mike Schmidt #MS 

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Upper Deck would also produce Mike Schmidt's first jersey memorabilia card as part of their popular 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends product. The card is not serial numbered and the print run is unknown.

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2013 Tier One Mike Schmidt Evan Logoria AUTOGRAPH Rays Phillies 05 25 *GC1A
$98.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2013 AMERICAS PASTIME SIGNATURES AUTOGRAPH AUTO #044 125 FC2455
$27.99
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2012 SP SIGNATURE TRIPLE AUTO W STEVE CARLTON MIKE SCHMIDT LUZINSKI 3 10
$189.95
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Phillies Mike Schmidt 2005 Playoff Prime Cuts #98 Prime Jersey Patch 08 10
$49.95
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Mike Schmidt 2003 Tribute Perennial AS Jersey Phillies
$19.99
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Mike Schmidt 06 Triple Threads Gold 2x Jersey 1x Bat 9
$79.99
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2010 Panini Century Collection Mike Schmidt auto autograph patch 31 35 Phillies
$90.00
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Mike Schmidt 42 49 2012 Panini National Treasures Game Used Jersey Red Pinstripe
$19.99
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2006 Topps Triple Threads Mike Schmidt Phillies Bat Jersey Signed Auto #3 3
$129.99
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Mike Schmidt game-used Jersey Card 2004
$19.99
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2013 TOPPS FIVE STAR MIKE SCHMIDT AUTOGRAPH PATCH 35 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
$79.00
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2005 Upper Deck HALL OF FAME MIKE SCHMIDT AUTOGRAPH AUTO PHILLIES 15 B949
$28.79
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Mike Schmidt 2006 Upper Deck Epic Materials #d 72 99 Game Used Relic Phillies
$10.00
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1999 SP Signature Edition BGS 9.5 Mike Schmidt Auto Phillies
$68.99
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2014 Topps Tier One Acetate Mike Schmidt Autograph HOF 99 Auto Phillies
$39.00
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Autograph Guide

Mike Schmidt Autographed Memorabilia Buying Guide

Below you will find an example of what Mike Schmidt's authentic signature looks like. This can be used as a first point of reference for determining the legitimacy of autograph memorabilia, but is not a substitute for having your items authenticated by a well-respected professional autograph authentication companySome of the trusted sources within the sports memorabilia market include the following companies: PSA, JSA, Steiner, Mounted Memories and Tristar. Click on any of the images below to view full size photos.

Mike Schmidt Cut Signature Exemplar

Mike Schmidt Signature Example Image

Mike Schmidt Key Signature Attributes: An authentic Mike Schmidt signature autograph will exhibit several distinguishing characteristics. As an active member of the autograph circuit, Musial autographs are plentiful. However due to the length of time he spent signing, his signature deteriorated over time. Regardless of  the type of item or when it was signed, look for the following signature features:

  1. A rapid, flowing signature, unique and identifiable.
  2. The letter "M" starts with a small curl before a short down and up stroke, the pen creates a angular hump as it flows into the "i-k-e" which are hard to decipher.
  3. The "S" in the middle looks like a number "8."
  4. The remaining letters are not very legible.
  5. The letter "d" looks like a combine cursive "e" and an vertical line.
  6. The letter "t" resembles a cursive "l" and is crossed with a curved swoop that comes up and back to the left.

Mike Schmidt Signed Baseball Pricing

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Mike Schmidt Signed Bat Pricing

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Mike Schmidt Signed Jersey Pricing

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Mike Schmidt Signed Photograph Pricing

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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MINI HELMET JSA
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1981 Fleer #645 - MIKE SCHMIDT PETE ROSE LARRY BOWA Auto Signed - PSA DNA
$179.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES #20 COOPERSTOWN JERSEY JSA
$349.99
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Mike Schmidt signed baseball ball of fame psa 8.5 phillies!
$99.00
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED JERSEY AUTO JSA MVP HOF INSCRIPT
$139.99
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Phillies Mike Schmidt Signed Autographed 8x10 Photo PSA DNA Authentic
$49.99
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Mike Schmidt Signed Official National League ONL Baseball Phillies Auto PSA DNA
$99.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1977 HOSTESS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$49.00
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Mike Schmidt signed index card authenticated by PSA DNA
$45.99
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed 1980 Topps Jumbo Card PSA DNA #Q88580
$39.00
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1 Game 4 Home Runs Steiner Signed Willie Mays Mike Schmidt +3 JSA PSA
$75.00
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PSA MIKE SCHMIDT signed bat
$124.99
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Signed Mike Schmidt Photo - FRAMED 8x10 - Mounted Memories -Item #213349
$158.36
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MIKE SCHMIDT (Phillies) Signed Golf Ball JSA
$49.99
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JSA Mike Schmidt Rawlings Feeney Photo Baseball Signed TWICE!
$54.99
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More Info

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Rob Bertrand is an avid collector with over 20 years of active experience in the hobby. He is one of the site's most accomplished writers, as well as the co-host of Cardboard Connection Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @VOTC.

User Comments

  1. rob…I have a mike Schmidt 2005 biography series autographed card…but I cannot find it on your site…can you offer direction…this card is apparently from the numbered home run autograph series…
    thanks
    les

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