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Mike Schmidt
(b. September 27, 1949 - )
Inducted in 1995
1978 O-Pee-Chee Mike Schmidt #225 PSA 9 MINT
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1978 O-Pee-Chee Mike Schmidt #225 BVG 9.5 GEM MINT
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Comments: For Schmidt, it's been 1978 from the beginning when I purchased my first copy, a raw Topps NM-MT card in 1999 off eBay. I upgraded to a PSA 9 with another win in June, 1999. In May, 2001 I picked up another PSA 9. In July, 2006 I decided to swap the Topps card out for an OPC example after winning a PSA 9 from Sherry Harvey (itsgood2besherry). I watched a PSA 10 sell for $1000 in May, 2010 from seller 4 Sharp Corners - amazing. PSA 9s can be purchased at a fraction of that price. So, I purchased another PSA 9 in March, 2011 and another in August, 2012. I may buy a few more and crack them out to see if I can score a TEN on a submission…..we'll see. In July, 2013 I won an auction for a BVG 9.5 copy that is absolutely gorgeous. I've since learned that it was most likely cut from a sheet and it's not an original 1978 factory cut. But, the card is still amazing.

UPDATE: On 6/8 as I was going through my eBay searches I came across a PSA 10. Unfortunately, the item ended a week later at $445.52, just too much for me. As a consolation prize I purchased a perfectly centered MINT 9 copy for $30 including S&H the same day. It had been available as a BIN for months and I couldn't pass it up any longer:



Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1978
ACC Set Designation:
Set Name: O-Pee-Chee
Country: Canada