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Ten Valuable Mike Schmidt Baseball Collectibles

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Mike Schmidt made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 12, 1972. Valuable Mike Schmidt baseball collectibles include Philadelphia Phillies game-used jerseys, 1973 Topps rookie cards, signed baseballs, autographed photos and c

Mike Schmidt (1949-) is one of the greatest third basemen ever to play the game. A ten-time Gold Glove Award winner at the hot corner, Schmidt played his entire 1972-1989 major league career with the Philadelphia Phillies, amassing 2,234 hits, 548 home runs, 1,595 runs batted in, 174 stolen bases and a lifetime batting average of .267. A three-time National League Most Valuable Player (1980, 1981, 1986), Mike Schmidt was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.

Here are ten valuable Mike Schmidt baseball collectibles that are sure to interest Phillies fans and sports memorabilia collectors. Now taking the field at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium once again #20 the great Mike Schmidt...

Mike Schmidt 1973 Topps Rookie Card

Card #615 in the high number series of the 1973 Topps baseball issue constitutes Mike Schmidt's coveted rookie card, one which he shares with Ron Cey and John Hilton. One graded example in SGC 86 near mint+ 7.5 condition sold at auction for $131.45.

Mike Schmidt's 1973 Topps rookie card $131.45

Mike Schmidt Single Signed Baseball

A baseball autographed by the Phillies Hall of Fame third sacker on the sweet spot – "Mike Schmidt HOF 95" – in PSA/DNA gem mint 10 condition brought $95.60 at auction.

Mike Schmidt 1974 Topps Baseball Card

Card #283 in the 1974 Topps baseball series is Mike Schmidt's second year card. One graded example in SBC 88 condition sold at auction for $31.

Mike Schmidt 1974 Topps card $31

Mike Schmidt 1979 Burger King Baseball Card

Card #16 in the 1979 Burger King baseball series features Mike Schmidt. One graded example in spectacular PSA gem mint 10 condition – and they don't come any higher – fetched $388.38 at auction. Who says fast food is bad for your (financial) health?

Mike Schmidt 1979 Burger King card $388.38

Mike Schmidt 1983 Silver Slugger Award

Hillerich & Bradsby – makers of the vaunted Louisville Slugger – presented third baseman Mike Schmidt with eight Silver Slugger Awards during his stellar baseball career. The 1983 version sold at auction for $4,182.50. Other National League recipients that year according to position were Terry Kennedy (catcher), "Silent" George Hendrick (first base), Johnny Ray (second base), Dickie Thon (first base), Andre Dawson (outfield), Dale Murphy (outfield), Jose Cruz (outfield) and Fernando Valenzuela (pitcher).

Mike Schmidt 1983 Silver Slugger Award $4,182.50

Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose Signed Photo

An 8x10-inch color photo signed by Phillies teammates Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose brought a top bid of $69 at auction.

Mike Schmidt Lot of Four Signed Baseball Cards

A lot of four 1970s Topps baseball cards autographed by Mike Schmidt sold at auction for $71.70.

Mike Schmidt 1987 Game-Used Philadelphia Phillies Jersey

By 1987 Mike Schmidt was in the twilight of his baseball career, eventually playing his final game on May 28, 1989. Schmidt's 1987 Phillies game-used #20 home jersey brought $2,390 at auction. The year 1987 witnessed Schmidt's ascension into the vaunted 500 Home Run Club.

Mike Schmidt 1987 Phillies home jersey $2,390

Mike Schmidt Autographed 500 Home Run Club Portrait

Noted sports artist Andy Jurinko's oil painting on canvas rendition of Mike Schmidt for his classic 500 Home Run Club series sold at auction for $717. The portrait was inscribed/signed to the late super collector Barry Halper, "To Barry - Mike Schmidt 20." A number of Andy Jurinko's works were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as his home and art studio stood just 300 feet from the World Trade Center's collapsing South Tower.

Mike Schmidt 500 Home Run Club oil on canvas series by Andy Jurinko $717

Mike Schmidt 1982 Philadelphia Phillies Game-Used Uniform

Mike Schmidt had another banner year in 1982, sending 35 boomers over the wall in his march to join baseball's 500 Home Run Club. Schmidt's 1982 Phillies game-used uniform comprised of #20 jersey (autographed across the chest) and matching pants brought $3,883.75 at auction.

Mike Schmidt 1982 Phillies jersey and pants $3,883.75

Mike Schmidt Sports Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Mike Schmidt 1973 Topps rookie card #615 in graded PSA near mint-mint 8 condition $215.10

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