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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1980 TOPPS 270 MIKE SCHMIDT PSA 8 NM-MT! NICE CARD OF PHILLY GREAT HALL OF FAMER
$12.00
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1975 TOPPS # 70 MIKE SCHMIDT PHILLIES WELL CENTERED MINT SET BREAK
$34.00
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Mike Schmidt 2014 Topps Tier One Acetate Autograph Bronze Ink 25 Auto
$85.00
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(3)-1981 FLEER BASEBALL WAX PACKS W STARS ON TOP(SCHMIDT,MURPHY+)100% UNOPENED!!
$10.50
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MIKE SCHMIDT 1975 TOPPS BASEBALL CARD NM # 70 HOF PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MUST SEE
$20.00
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1977 O-PEE-CHEE #245 Mike Schmidt Hall of Fame Phillies PSA NM-MT 8 BEAUTY
$30.00
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2012 Topps Tribute Retired Remnants Mike Schmidt Bat 50 01 50 RARE Phillies
$39.99
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Mike Schmidt 2006 Fleer Greats Game Used Bat
$15.00
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1988 FANTASTIC SAM'S RARE UNCUT SQUARE PROOF MINT MIKE SCHMIDT + DORMAINS 1985
$24.99
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2013 TOPPS LEAGUE LEADER PINS CARD
$12.99
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1975 Topps Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies #70 Baseball Card
$20.00
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1977 Topps Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies #140 Baseball Card
$12.00
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1975 Topps #70 Mike Schmidt Phillies HOF EX
$10.00
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Philadelphia Phillies Mike Schmidt 1974 Topps #283 Near Mint Condition
$19.95
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1974 OPC BASEBALL PHILLIES TEAM CHECKLIST UNMARKED NM W MIKE SCHMIDT NOT TOPPS
$12.79
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Mike Schmidt Early Baseball Cards 2 Different Topps 1974 EX+ and Topps 1976 VG
$21.68
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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 2014 Topps Tier One Acetate Autograph Bronze Ink 25 Auto
$85.00
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2012 Topps Tribute Retired Remnants Mike Schmidt Bat 50 01 50 RARE Phillies
$39.99
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Mike Schmidt 2006 Fleer Greats Game Used Bat
$15.00
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2001 MIKE SCHMIDT JERSEY FLEER Greats of the Game PHILLIES
$11.75
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2013 Topps Tier One Mike Schmidt On Card Auto 50 BGS 9 10 Mint Phillies HOF
$125.00
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2002 Topps, Team Topps, Mike Schmidt Auto Issue - #TT-MS PSA 9! Phillies! POP 1!
$174.99
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2009 MIKE SCHMIDT TOPPS COMMEMORATIVE PATCH #LPR44!!! $ 25!! ONLY 1 ON EBAY!!!
$19.95
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RARE MIKE SCHMIDT AUTO 2002 TEAM TOPPS LEGENDS AUTOGRAPH!! HOT!!!!
$39.99
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2002 Topps Finest Moments Mike Schmidt Auto Card PSA 10 GEM MINT POP 4 Phillies
$134.00
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Mike Schmidt, Game Used Bat Jerseys, 2008 Triple Threads 6 18
$32.50
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2004 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade TOTT Mike Schmidt Phillies Auto 10
$180.00
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2005 Prime Cuts Signature Material Number Mike Schmidt Jersey Patch Auto 10
$247.50
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2005 Prime Cuts MLB Icons Material Combo PRIME Mike Schmidt Jersey Bat Auto 10
$247.50
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2002 TOPPS TEAM TOPPS LEGENDS AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$72.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2002 TOPPS RECORD BREAKERS AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$82.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT 2003 LEAF LIMITED #167 MONIKER POSITION JERSEY AUTO SERIAL #4 5
$250.00
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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

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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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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED JSA CERTIFIED 1982 LETTER AUTHENTIC AUTOGRAPH
$54.00
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Mike Schmidt Signed Bat Prof. Model Rawlings Adirondack Bat PSA DNA Phillies
$169.00
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Mike Schmidt SIGNED AUTO HALL OF FAME Plaque Postcard PSA 9 MINT Phillies MM
$115.00
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Pete Rose Philadelphia Phillies Signed 8x10 Photo w Mike Schmidt - JSA Auth.
$59.99
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1990 Upper Deck #20 Mike Schmidt PSA DNA Signed Auto HOF Phillies UD Certified
$44.10
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1984 Topps #700 Mike Schmidt PSA DNA Authentic Signed Auto HOF Phillies
$44.10
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PSA MIKE SCHMIDT signed
$49.99
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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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THE MIKE SCHMIDT STUDY PHILLIES "548" SIGNED AUTO BASEBALL BOOK PSA DNA V49326
$119.95
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DALE MURPHY MIKE SCHMIDT DARRYL STRAWBERRY TRIPLE SIGNED 8X10 JSA!
$175.00
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Mike Schmidt Rawlings Baseball Glove 8526 Signed JSA COA Authentic Autograph
$74.99
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Mike Schmidt Signed 8x10 Photo w JSA authentication sticker & card Autographed
$49.95
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PSA DNA 1991 CLASSIC CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH
$49.00
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MIKE SCHMIDT SIGNED PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES MINI HELMET JSA
$139.00
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1981 Fleer #645 - MIKE SCHMIDT PETE ROSE LARRY BOWA Auto Signed - PSA DNA
$179.00
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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

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