Lot # 96: 1973 Topps #615 Mike Schmidt Rookie PSA 9 MINT

Category: 1970-Current

Starting Bid: $2,750.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities '23 Auction",
which ran from 12/10/2022 12:00 PM to
1/7/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 96)
1973 Topps #615 Mike Schmidt Rookie PSA 9 MINT

MINT SCHMIDT ROOKIE!!! Presented here is the seldom-surfacing PSA 9 Mint 1973 Topps #615 Mike Schmidt high number rookie card of the player widely considered to be baseball's greatest all-time 3rd baseman. Nearly every attribute of this highly coveted heirloom is equivalent to sheer perfection, including the virtually impossible to find near-50/50 centering with NO tilt (most '73 Topps cards are plagued by off-positioned/tilted images). Additional pack-fresh qualities include vibrant hues, original surface gloss, dazzling white borders, a razor-sharp perimeter and four pinpoint corner tips. In 1973, Schmidt started to display a hint of his enormous power by clubbing 18 home runs, a bona fide glimpse into the storied career upon which he was about to embark.

The following '74 campaign, Schmidt crushed 36 home runs to lead the Senior Circuit, the first of his amazing run walloping 30+ homers in 13 of 14 seasons (including four seasons with 40 or more). His lifetime accolades include 548 lifetime home runs, three N.L. MVPs, ten consecutive gold glove awards ('76 through '85), a four-homer game on April 17, 1976, 12 All-Star appearances, the 1980 World Championship, and a nod to the All-Century Team along with Brooks Robinson at 3rd base. Synonymous with Schmidt's remarkable list of accomplishments is this sensational offering that boasts nearly all of the pristine attributes of the paltry six PSA 10 examples!

MIN BID $2,750

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