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.

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MIKE SCHMIDT 2002 Donruss Game Used 41 50 Phillies HOF
$71.99

SPORTKINGS C DOUBLE MEM DM9 MIKE SCHMIDT & OLIVA 19
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1987 Mike Schmidt Wade Boggs NEVER FOLDED KRAFT HOME PLATE BOXES Baseball Cards
$12.74

1983 Topps Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies #300 Baseball Card PSA 10.
$30.00

1981 Topps Mike Schmidt Card #540 PSA 9 Mint Phillies HOF FREE SHIPPING
$15.00

1975 Topps Mini #70 Mike Schmidt PHILA PHILLIES NM
$20.00

2007 UD PREMIER MIKE SCHMIDT PATCH STITCHINGS INSERT CAREER HR 548 10 PHILLIES
$24.95

2001 Donruss Classics #172 Mike Schmidt LGD 1755
$10.00

1986 DONRUSS 61 MIKE SCHMIDT PSA 10
$24.99

1979 O-PEE-CHEE OPC 323 MIKE SCHMIDT PSA 5
$14.99

1979 TOPPS 610 MIKE SCHMIDT PSA 7.5
$11.99

1977 Topps Mike Schmidt #140 PSA GRADED NM 7
$19.82

Autographed Mike Schmidt Baseball HOF Yellow Plaque Card Cooperstown with COA
$47.00

35 PHILLIES MIKE SCHMIDT ODDBALL CARDS 1981 - 1989
$13.00

38 PHILLIES MIKE SCHMIDT ODDBALL CARDS 1980 - 1988
$25.00

1980 Topps #270 Mike Schmidt Phillies HOF PSA 8 NM-MT
$18.99
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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

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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2007 UD PREMIER MIKE SCHMIDT PATCH STITCHINGS INSERT CAREER HR 548 10 PHILLIES
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04 Dunruss Elite Mike Schmidt Career Best Game Used Bat #043 200
$15.97

Mike Schmidt 2004 Leaf Limited Threads Two Relic Game-Worn JERSEY #d 40 100
$15.00

2015 Topps Museum Collection Mike Schmidt Archival Auto Sepia 5 #AA-MSC HOF
$500.00

2014 Classics Mike Schmidt Autograph Auto Jerset Bat Relics SP 06 10 Phillies
$59.99

MIKE SCHMIDT 2001 E-X Behind The Numbers Game-Used Jersey #BH16 Phillies
$14.00

2008 SP LEGENDARY CUTS LEGENDARY MEMORABILIA MIKE SCHMIDT GAME USED JER
$10.00

2014 Topps Museum Mike Schmidt Dual Signature Swatches Auto 5
$74.99

2003 Leaf Limited Jersey Numbers #79 Mike Schmidt Steve Carlton 25 Jsy 25
$122.00

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Bat-Jersey #17 Mike Schmidt 25 Jsy
$100.00

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Bat Silver #42 Mike Schmidt Richie Ashburn 10
$98.40

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Bat-Jersey Silver #17 Mike Schmidt 10 Jsy
$208.00

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Bat Silver #17 Mike Schmidt 10
$98.40

2003 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Jersey #17 Mike Schmidt 25 Jsy
$60.00

2003 Leaf Limited Jersey Numbers Retired #46 Mike Schmidt 20 Jsy
$60.00

MIKE SCHMIDT 2015 MUSEUM COLLECTION GOLD FRAME AUTO SILVER INK #MC-MSC 15 15
$123.25
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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

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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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Mike Schmidt Signed Philadelphia Phillies Rawlings Jersey PSA DNA
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Mike Schmidt SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 12 x All Star ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
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MIKE SCHMIDT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED AUTO N.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #K52693
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 2008 DONRUSS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$45.00

MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1985 PHILLES YEARBOOK AUTHENTIC
$54.00

MIKE SCHMIDT JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
$70.00

MIKE SCHMIDT PSA DNA SIGNED 1984 TEAM ISSUE PHOTO AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$47.00

MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1986 FLEER CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$46.00

Mike Schmidt Signed & Framed Philadelphia Phillies 25x34 Lithograph Photo JSA
$199.00

MIKE JACK SCHMIDT PSA 9 SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH BALL AUTO
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MIKE SCHMIDT "HOF 95" PSA10 GEM MINT SIGNED BASEBALL HOF AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$260.00

MIKE SCHMIDT "SCHMITTY" PSA 10 GEM MINT SIGNED BASEBALL AUTOGRAPH BALL AUTO
$345.00

Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed 1989 Donruss Card #193 PSA DNA #83760807
$49.00

Mike Schmidt HOF 95 Signed AUTOGRAPH Game Model Baseball Bat PSA DNA
$249.99

Mike Schmidt SIGNED Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque Phillies PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$185.00

Signed Mike Schmidt HOF plaque postcard JSA SGC slabbed autographed Phillies
$94.99
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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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