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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(800) Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Card Lot Mike Schmidt- Ryan Howard- Carlton
$15.00
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2001 Topps Archives Reserve Baseball Mike Schmidt Rookie Reprint Refractor #615
$10.00
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1983 Complete Set 288 Stamps MIKE SCHMIDT Steve CARLTON George BRETT Nolan RYAN
$24.99
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Perez-Steele T3 Turkey Red-style: #100 MIKE SCHMIDT, Phillies (1 of 5,000)
$15.00
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1985 Thom McAn Discs Mike Schmidt PSA 9 LOW POP4 RARE Phillies HOF *BK
$59.99
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PSA 10 GEM MINT - 1976 Topps #193 NL Home Run Leaders (Mike Schmidt Phillies)
$99.00
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1987 Fleer Mini #97 Mike Schmidt PSA 10 ☆ Super ☆
$24.00
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2005 MIKE SCHMIDT STUDIO HEROES OF THE HALLHH-10 7 10!!!
$24.95
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2004 MAIKE SCHMIDT LEAF CERTIFIED MATERIALS FOTG REWARD #79 21 50!!! $30!!!!!
$14.95
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1975 SSPC #470 Mike Schmidt (HOF) PSA 10 GEM MT
$55.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT Lot of 10 Cards 1985-86 SPORTFLICS TEST BIO BACK VARIATION L#14
$39.95
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MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO 2005 PRIME CUTS CENTURY AUTOGRAPH #2 10 PHILLIES HOF
$169.99
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Mike Schmidt 2008 UD Heroes Baseball Game Used Jersey Patch 25 Phillies
$29.99
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2004 Leaf Limited Lumberjacks Black MLB #44 George Brett Mike Schmidt 056 100
$15.00
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1977 Topps Philadelphia Phillies Team Set NRMT MIKE SCHMIDT +
$19.75
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1973 Topps Mike Schmidt Rookie Card PSA VG - EX 4
$37.99
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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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MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO 2005 PRIME CUTS CENTURY AUTOGRAPH #2 10 PHILLIES HOF
$169.99
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Mike Schmidt 2008 UD Heroes Baseball Game Used Jersey Patch 25 Phillies
$29.99
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Mike Schmidt 2014 Topps Triple Threads "3B HR REC" GU Bat #'d 13 36 - PHILLIES
$10.50
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2003 TOPPS PRISTINE #PBS-MS2 MIKE SCHMIDT JERSEY CARD - PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$11.99
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2014 Topps Finest Mike Schmidt Auto Refractor 50 50
$29.45
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2001 FLEER FEEL THE GAME MIKE SCHMIDT - GAME USED JERSEY -PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
$35.95
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2003 MIKE SCHMIDT DONRUSS CHAMPIONS JERSEY CARD SC-13 SN# 206 250
$15.00
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2004 (BB) Ultra Legendary 13 Single Game Used Gold #MS Mike Schmidt Patch 20
$91.00
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2001 E-X Behind the Numbers Game Jersey #BH16 Mike Schmidt Jsy
$22.75
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2003 Diamond Kings Diamond Cut Collection #96 Mike Schmidt Bat 500
$14.20
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2001 Fleer Futures Bats to the Future Game Bat Autograph #20 Mike Schmidt
$91.00
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2001 Donruss Sig. Milestone Marks Masters Series #29 Mike Schmidt 500 HR AUTO
$125.00
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2003 Tribute Perenial All-Star Relic #MS Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
$13.18
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2001 Fleer Platinum Mike Schmidt Jersey National Patch Time Powder Blue Mint
$37.95
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2002 PLAYOFF PIECE OF THE GAME G U BAT MIKE SCHMIDT #POG-61 209 250
$25.00
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2014 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION MIKE SCHMIDT DUAL RELIC AUTOGRAPH AUTO GOLD 25
$119.00
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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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1990 Upper Deck Mike Schmidt Signed Card #20 Phillies PSA DNA Auto Slabbed
$39.99
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Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies 1983 Fleer Signed AUTOGRAPH PSA DNA
$34.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT PSA DNA SIGNED 1984 DONRUSS ALL STAR AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$44.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1984 LETTER AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$74.00
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Mike Schmidt Signed 1988 Grenada U.S. Baseball Series 1 FDC Cachet Cover PSA
$24.99
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Mike Schmidt Signed Autographed Official MLB Baseball JSA
$99.00
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Mike Schmidt Signed Philadelphia Phillies Rawlings Jersey PSA DNA
$239.00
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Mike Schmidt psa dna signed 1991 Classic Best #1986 2100 slabbed Phillies
$34.95
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed Phillies Baseball JSA K49044
$85.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT Signed Rare Iooss Photo Slabbed Philadelphia Phillies HOF PSA DNA
$134.95
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Mike Schmidt SIGNED ROMLB Baseball + 12 x All Star ITP PSA DNA AUTOGRAPHED
$135.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES SIGNED AUTO N.L. BASEBALL JSA COA #K52693
$99.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1985 PHILLES YEARBOOK AUTHENTIC
$54.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
$70.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT JSA CERT AUTOGRAPH NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL AUTHENTIC SIGNED
$72.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 2008 DONRUSS CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$45.00
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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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