One of the great sports towns in America, Philadelphia is well known for its passionate fans. Over the years "Philly phans" have perfected the art of giving under-performers the business, while also showing big love for hometown heroes such as Bobby Clarke, St. Nick Foles, Joe Frazier and Wilt Chamberlain. Even hard working lesser lights get their props, like Brian Dawkins and Evan Mathis, who our lifelong Philadelphia resident staff member states were "really great Eagles".
According to our eyewitness native Philadelphian, no athlete was ever booed more lustily or cheered more vigorously at Veterans Stadium than the great Mike Schmidt, a true hustler who summed up his time in the "City of Brotherly Love" with the quote "Philadelphia is the only city where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day". Pay tribute to the man voted the greatest Phillies player of all-time, with this collection of (18) Mike Schmidt autographs.
1995 Cooperstown Bat Co. "Michael Jack Schmidt 548" commemorative home run bat with a barrel decal listing Schmidt's milestone homers and the pitchers who served them up. Presenting in like-new state with a gleaming surface and sharp graphics, this heraldic war club bears an impressive ("9-10") strength Schmidt autograph and the inscription "HOF '95", in gold felt-tip pen on the barrel between the factory label and the photo decal. Comes with JSA basic cert/sticker and CBC LOA.
ONL/White baseball (NM) signed by Schmidt ("9") on the sweet spot with "HOF 95" inscription. Comes with JSA basic cert/sticker.
ONL/White baseball (NM-MT) signed on the north panel by Schmidt ("8-9") and on the sweet spot by longtime teammate and fellow HOFer Steve Carlton ("9"). Comes with JSA basic cert/sticker
10x14 Creation Co. canvass art print in excellent condition with ("8") strength Schmidt autograph. Comes with JSA basic cert/sticker.
16x20 Over-sized photo signed by Schmidt ("8"). Comes with JSA basic cert/sticker.
The following items are in pleasing condition unless noted and come with auction LOA from JSA:
"Phillies All-Time Greats" poster framed to overall dimensions of 20x16, dual-signed by Schmidt ("7-8") and Carlton ("9")
1995 HOF Induction Day photo with ("9") strength autograph
(3) 8x10 Photos/Art Prints with average ("9-10") strength autographs
7-1/2 x 9" Photo (trimmed) with ("9-10") autograph
2000 Celebrity Golfer magazine page with ("9-10") autograph, show minor wear on the perimeter
c.1987 "500 Home Run Club" brochure with ("9-10") autograph, lists Schmidt's home runs through #495
2000 Toyota/Dan Marino "Celebrity Invitational" golf tournament brochure with ("9-10") autograph
7/6/83 Postmarked FDC with Babe Ruth stamp, All-Star Game cachet and ("8-9") autograph
(3) 10/2/83 Postmarked Schmidt photo cachets with average ("9-10") autographs
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.