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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MIKE SCHMIDT 2013 SELECT PRIZM REFRACTOR #103
$10.64
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Danbury Mint Mike Schmidt Figure Certificate Included
$85.00
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HUGE 47 DIFFERENT MIKE SCHMIDT cards lot 1980 BURGER KING - 2013 PHILLIES HOF
$19.99
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1984 TOPPS NESTLE #700 MIKE SCHMIDT "HAND CUT", PHILLIES, HOF, PSA 9 MINT (7481)
$17.95
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Phillies Mike Schmidt Framed Donruss MVP Baseball Card
$24.99
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2014 Finest Greats Autographs Blue Refractor Mike Schmidt #FGAMS, 13 125
$25.49
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1983 Topps Foldouts Mike Schmidt Murcer Philadelphia Phillies PSA 8
$14.99
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1975 Hostess Panel Mike Schmidt Lyle Stargell Phillies Pirates Yankees PSA 6
$21.99
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1984 Tastykake Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies HOF PSA 9
$14.99
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1983 Fleer Stamps Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 9
$12.99
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1995 Jimmy Dean Mike Schmidt Phildelphia Phillies PSA 9
$11.99
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1982 Kellogg's #16 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 10
$22.99
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1981 Topps #540 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 9
$13.99
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1981 Topps Super Home Team Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 8
$10.99
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1984 Topps Baseball Cards Uncut Sheet Tony Gwynn Steve Garvey Mike Schmidt
$30.00
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1978 MIKE SCHMIDT O-PEE-CHEE OPC CARD #360 GRADED KSA 9 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$50.00
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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 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 

1999 Century Legends Mike Schmidt Jersey2 Image

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 Topps Porcelain Signature Series 3x Stats Auto Set #13 548
$175.96
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Mike Schmidt Game-Worn Jersey - 2006 U D Epic #EM-MS2 RARE Ser #26 75 - Phillies
$12.99
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1997 Donruss Signature Significant Signatures Mike Schmidt Autograph
$39.99
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2009 Historical Commemmorative Patch, Mike Schmidt 1989 All Star MINT BUY NOW
$19.00
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2005 DONRUSS PLAYOFF PRIME CUTS MIKE SCHMIDT HOF MLB ICONES 3 50 BAT RELIC 50
$39.99
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2001 DONRUSS CLASSICS MIKE SCHMIDT BAT CARD - PHILLIES
$22.45
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Mike Schmidt Donruss Timelines 2004 Call To The Hall CH-15 Game Used Bat
$15.29
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Mike Schmidt Throwback Threads 2004 Blast From The Past Material Bat BP19 95 250
$12.59
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Mike Schmidt Donruss Elite 2004 Career Best Game Bat CB-29 088 2500
$12.59
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2004 Donruss Timeless Treasures Mike Schmidt Phil Phillies 3 Relic Card 34 50
$24.95
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2011 ITG ON THE BARRELHEAD MIKE SCHMIDT BAT BARREL NAMEPLATE SP 1 1 PHILLIES
$199.99
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2008 Upper Deck Heroes Jersey Charcoal #138 Mike Schmidt
$14.99
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2011 TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT AROD EVAN LONGORIA JERSEY & AUTO #D 27
$149.95
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02 TOPPS FINEST MIKE SCHMIDT SP AUTO PHILLIES
$59.95
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2006 UD Artifacts Silver Limited Game Used jersey card Mike Schmidt 32 50
$15.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2012 TOPPS GOLD STANDARD BAT CARD #GSR-MS 47 50
$44.46
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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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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196489
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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196490
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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196493
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Pete Rose Marty Bystrom Mike Schmidt Signed Phillies B&W 16x20 Photo JSA SI
$223.00
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Mike Schmidt Psa Dna Signed Baseball
$66.00
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1 Game 4 Home Runs Steiner Signed Willie Mays Mike Schmidt +3 JSA PSA
$75.00
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Auto Signed 8x10 GAI
$50.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF Signed Baseball JSA COA
$89.95
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED & FRAMED MITCHELL & NESS PHILLIES JERSEY-COA JSA
$449.99
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A MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED BASEBALL! AUTHENTICATED AND CERTIFIED BY PSA DNA!!!!
$45.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED BIG STICK ASH BAT W "548 HR" INSC. STEINER COA
$299.99
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Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies Signed 8x10 Photo w Mike Schmidt - JSA Auth.
$59.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES LIMITED EDITION #'D ART PLATE PSA DNA
$42.99
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Mike Schmidt Signed OMJB Baseball, HOF '95 Inscription, JSA Authticated
$50.00
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Jerry Rice Pete Sampras Mike Schmidt +25sigs PSA Autograph Auto Signed Ball Flag
$300.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT Signed Rawlings Player Model Baseball Bat-JSA Authenticated #E26391
$249.00
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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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