From strikeout to slugger, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt donned and signed these apparel items respectively hailing from the beginning and end of his prolific career! Includes: Signed Game-Worn Cap: worn between 1972-1976; signed on the bill in black marker (“8” strength); Signed Game-Worn Shoes: worn during the 1980s; each shoe is signed twice (black marker and gold-colored marker) on the outer side. Auction LOA from JSA (for autographs). More on our website.
Mike Schmidt Signed Game-Worn Philadelphia Phillies Cap: a red wool accessory with the script-style “P” embroidered to the front center in white and a white button atop the six-point crown suspension. Schmidt has signed the bill in black marker (“8” strength). On the bill’s underside, Schmidt’s since-retired number “20” is inscribed in black marker. The interior sweatband is home to a “KM PRO CAP” label and an additional manufacturer’s stamping with a size “7-1/4” identifier. Moderate wear is evident. The “KM” tag dates to 1972-1976, as the company ceased operations in the latter year, making this one the of the earliest Schmidt gamers we’ve seen!
Mike Schmidt Signed Game-Worn Shoes: a pair of maroon leather accessories with Nike “Swoosh” logos sewn to the sides in white, as well as “Nike” logo labels sewn to each tongue. Schmidt’s number “20” is sewn to the outer side of each, while he has signed each outer side twice (once each in black marker and gold-colored marker; average “7-8” strength). Moderate use is evident with dirt caked about the six metal cleats affixed to each bottom. While there are no remaining size identifiers, these appear to be size “12” shoes. Several photos from Getty Images match this exact style of shoes worn by Schmidt beginning in 1981.
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