Still hampered by a nagging rotator cuff injury from the year before, 38-year-old Mike Schmidt saw limited playing time in 1988, yet still managed 12 home runs (including a combined five off of Cy Young recipients Doug Drabek, Dwight Gooden, Greg Maddux and Mike Scott). This Philadelphia Phillies home jersey was autographed and worn by the franchise icon during that 1988 campaign. The white knit button-down garment features twill identifiers and proper “Rawlings” tagging. Schmidt has signed just below the left breast logo in black marker (“8-9” strength). The jersey shows light wear and comes with a full photo LOA from Dave Miedema (for game wear) and an auction LOA from JSA (for autograph). More on our website.
The white knit button-down garment features a maroon pinstripe pattern and maroon trim lining the shoulders and sides. In maroon satin twill, the club’s script-style “P” logo is sewn to the left breast, “20” is sewn to the back and right front and “SCHMIDT” is arched on a nameplate atop the back number in maroon twill block-style characters. Within the collar, a “RAWLINGS” size “46” label is accompanied by a swatch with an embroidered “SCHMIDT” identifier, as well as a flap tag denoting “SET 1 1988.” A 3-1/2”-diameter team logo patch adorns the left sleeve. Worn by the Ohio-born slugger during his penultimate season, this all-original gamer is a cornerstone to any Phillies, Hall of Fame or 500 Home Run Club collection!