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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1978 TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT PSA 9 MINT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES #360
$19.80
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David Wright Mike Schmidt 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Dual Autograph Auto 16 35
$149.95
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1975 VINTAGE Topps PHILLIES 24 cards team Set SCHMIDT CARLTON Bowa Luzinski Cash
$19.99
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1973 TOPPS #615 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES PSA 4 VG-EX 247577
$75.00
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1988-1989 Star Nova Edition Mike Schmidt #129 Career Info 1 PSA Grade 8
$10.00
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1982 K-MART #39 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES HOF PSA 10 B1436932
$22.99
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1975 Hostess Panel Mike Schmidt Lyle Stargell Phillies Pirates Yankees PSA 6
$21.99
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1995 Jimmy Dean Mike Schmidt Phildelphia Phillies PSA 9
$11.99
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1981 Topps #540 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 9
$13.99
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1982 Kellogg's #16 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 10
$22.99
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1983 Fleer Stamps Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 9
$12.99
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1981 Topps Super Home Team Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies PSA 8
$10.99
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1984 Tastykake Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies HOF PSA 9
$14.99
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1975 Topps Phillies Team Set (25) Mike Schmidt Steve Carlton Larry Bowa Boone
$39.99
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2004 Leather and Lumber Materials Bat #116 Mike Schmidt 089 100
$14.99
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1977 MSA Discs #60 Mike Schmidt Isaly's and Sweet William Restaurants Back
$60.00
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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

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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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David Wright Mike Schmidt 2005 Upper Deck Reflections Dual Autograph Auto 16 35
$149.95
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2004 Leather and Lumber Materials Bat #116 Mike Schmidt 089 100
$14.99
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2001 Donruss Classics Legendary Lumberjacks G U Bat Mike Schmidt Phillies HOF
$15.99
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DAVID WRIGHT MIKE SCHMIDT RYAN ZIMMERMAN TRIPLE AUTO JERSEY 36 BEAUTIFUL AUTO
$99.99
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2008 UD Upper Deck Premiere Penminship PP-MS Mike Schmidt Auto 36 50
$50.00
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2014 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION MIKE SCHMIDT JUMBO BAT RELIC 13 25
$24.99
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2014 Topps Museum Pieces Copper #MSC Mike Schmidt Quad Jersey Bat Card #43 75
$25.78
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2014 Topps Tribute to the Throne Mike Schmidt GU Bat SP #d 32 99 Phillies MLB
$10.00
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2013 Topps Manufactured Commemorative Patch #CP23 Mike Schmidt
$10.00
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2014 Tier One MIKE SCHMIDT Acetate Bronze Ink AUTO 25 PHILLIES
$41.00
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2004 ULTIMATE MIKE SCHMIDT BROOKS ROBINSON DUAL AUTO JERSEY 15 25!!
$110.00
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WADE BOGGS MIKE SCHMIDT ROBINSON 27 27 1 1 RELIC 2012 TOPPS TRIPLE THREADS RARE
$49.95
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2009 Mike Schmidt Sportkings Auto Jersey Silver Edition!!!!!
$89.99
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2011 Topps 60th Anniversary Mike Schmidt Phillies Autograph # 60
$21.50
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Mike schmidt 2007 upper deck premier remnants 3 autograph triple g u 21 25
$49.99
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2003 Donruss MIKE SCHMIDT Timeless Treasures Prime Ink Patch Autograph 7 10
$299.99
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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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Leaf signed golf ball in case and box Mike Schmidt PSA
$49.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED 8X10 PHILLIES JSA
$65.99
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Mike Schmidt signed index card authenticated by PSA DNA
$29.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PHILLIES THROWBACK AUTHENTIC RAWLINGS HELMET JSA CERTIFIED
$169.99
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PSA MIKE SCHMIDT signed bat
$124.99
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Signed 1983 O-Pee-Chee Card #342 PSA DNA #83504763
$49.00
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Mike Schmidt signed auto PSA DNA ball Phillies HOF Autographed baseball
$79.99
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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196489
$99.99
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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196490
$99.99
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2002 TEAM TOPPS MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED AUTO PSA DNA ROOKIE CARD 83196493
$99.99
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Mike Schmidt Signed 8x10 Photo Phillies JSA
$49.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT JSA CERTIFIED SIGNED FDC AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTIC
$46.00
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Pete Rose Marty Bystrom Mike Schmidt Signed Phillies B&W 16x20 Photo JSA SI
$189.05
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Mike Schmidt Signed Philadelphia Phillies National League Baseball PSA
$94.05
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Mike Schmidt Autographed Auto Signed 8x10 GAI
$50.00
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Mike Schmidt psa dna signed 1991 Classic Best #1986 2100 slabbed Phillies
$38.95
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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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