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

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

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.

Top eBay Listings

1984 donruss #183 MIKE SCHMIDT phillies BGS 9 (9 9 9.5 9)
$15.00

Mike Schmidt 2013 Panini National VIP Cooperstown Autograph AUTO Card 1 1
$143.95

1974 TOPPS 9 CARD UNCUT SHEET! MIKE SCHMIDT BILLY MARTIN RARE 1974 TOPPS SHEET
$399.99

1973 O-PEE-CHEE (OPC) MIKE SCHMIDT ROOKIE # 615 (NM-MT)
$345.00

1988 Star Silver Series Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies Promo Limited to 400
$10.99

1975 75 Topps Set Leaders 312 Nolan Ryan Strikeout Mike Schmidt Johnny Bench HOF
$15.95

1977 O-PEE-CHEE #245 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF PSA 8 B1850533-304
$11.99

1975 TOPPS #307 MIKE SCHMIDT LOT OF 21 NMMT *INV
$24.00

MIKE SCHMIDT 2001 DONRUSS BAT KINGS GAME USED BAT SP 250
$59.99

MIKE SCHMIDT 1977 ZIP'Z DISC Philadelphia Phillies Rare! MSA Issue
$12.95

2012 TOPPS AWARD WINNERS MIKE SCHMIDT RING PHILLIES
$24.99

1975 KELLOGG'S #56 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF PSA 9 B1875514-258
$89.99

MIKE SCHMIDT -- 1981 TOPPS -- ALL-STAR -- GRADED GMA 8
$11.00

MIKE SCHMIDT -- 1978 TOPPS -- #360 -- GRADED GMA NM-MT+ 8.5
$10.75

2000 UPPER DECK LEGENDS UD TEAM #UD3 MIKE SCHMIDT HOF POP 3 PSA 10 B1553607
$11.99

Mike Schmidt 2012 National Treasures Jersey Relic Auto Autograph 03 25 - HOF$$
$65.00
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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

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 Relic

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

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 

1999 Century Legends Mike Schmidt Jersey2

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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Mike Schmidt 2013 Panini National VIP Cooperstown Autograph AUTO Card 1 1
$143.95

MIKE SCHMIDT 2001 DONRUSS BAT KINGS GAME USED BAT SP 250
$59.99

Mike Schmidt 2012 National Treasures Jersey Relic Auto Autograph 03 25 - HOF$$
$65.00

Mike Schmidt 10 Topps Tribute Dual Jersey Card 99
$39.99

2012 Topps Tier One Mike Schmidt auto autograph silver ink card 4 25 Phillies
$139.99

# 1989 Mike Schmidt 1990 Upper Deck #20 Autograph Auto AU
$49.99

2011 LIMITED MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO AUTOGRAPH # 1 10 PHILLIES
$80.00

Mike Schmidt 2002 Topps Team Legends #615 Autograph Card
$20.50

Mike Schmidt Autograph and Authentic Game-Worn Uniform 03 Topps Tribute
$32.33

2005 Absolute Marks Of Fame Mike Schmidt Auto Jersey Bat 12 25
$69.95

2012 Pastime Hall of Fame Edition Mike Schmidt Autograph '83 Topps - JSA Auth.
$19.50

MIKE SCHMIDT 2001 TOPPS ARCHIVES RESERVE GAME USED BAT REFRACTOR PHILLIES
$11.83

2008 Donruss Sports Legends Mike Schmidt Auto 1 25!
$112.50

2002 Leaf Clubhouse Signatures Silver #22 Mike Schmidt 75 AUTO
$116.00

2002 ETOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA 15 AUTOS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$89.99

2003 (BB) Finest Bat Relics #MS Mike Schmidt C - NM-MT
$25.00
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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

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 Baseball

Mike Schmidt Signed Bat Pricing

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Mike Schmidt Signed Jersey

Mike Schmidt Signed Photograph Pricing

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Mike Schmidt Signed Photo

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1987 Topps Mike Schmidt PSA DNA Certified Authentic Auto Autograph signed
$49.00

MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED RAWLINGS BASEBALL-SSB SWEET SPOT-PSA DNA GEM MINT 10-548 HR
$245.00

Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed Magazine Phillies PSA DNA #W66734
$89.00

Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed Rawlings Big Stick Bat PSA DNA #X58163
$199.00

Mike Schmidt Signed 1982 Jackie Robinson FDC Cachet Cover Autographed PSA
$34.99

MIKE SCHMIDT 500 HR FULL TICKET PSA 8 RARE THIS BABY IS SIGNED TOO!!
$3,500.00

Mike Schmidt Signed 1987 Fleer Baseball Best Card JSA COA Phillies
$49.95

MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED FRAMED MATTED CUSTOM 8X10 PHILLIES PSA DNA
$41.00

MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO AUTOGRAPH SIGNED FRAMED MATTED CUSTOM 16X20 PHILLIES JSA COA
$102.50

Mike Schmidt signed baseball ball of fame psa 8.5 phillies!
$79.00

MIKE SCHMIDT AUTOGRAPH 1988 TOPPS BIG PSA DNA SIGNED
$43.00

MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED JSA CERTED 8X10 PHOTO AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$52.00

MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1984 FDC 400 HOME RUNS AUTOGRAPH
$52.00

MIKE SCHMIDT VINTAGE SIGNED JSA 1974 TOPPS AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$71.00

Mike Schmidt Signed Philadelphia Phillies Mitchell & Ness Jersey JSA
$299.00

Mike Schmidt Autograph Signed Celebrity Golf Tour Scorecard PSA DNA Slabbed
$50.00
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More Info

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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

  2. I have a 2014 Bowman Chrome Nick Castellanos (RC) “Silver Wave Refractor” #2 Serial #4/15 & somebody want to trade me a Mike Schmidt 2014 Leaf “History of Baseball” 1/1 Slabbed cut Auto…….is it a good deal?? I don’t know the newer cards like the vintage!! PLEASE HELP!!!

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