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Personal Collection Update – Mike Schmidt: Most Wanted

Thirty years ago I considered myself a “Mike Schmidt Super Collector” because I had one Schmidt for every year he was a Major Leaguer, including his still highly vaunted Topps rookie card.  Today, being a player super collector – at least on Sports Card Forum – means you have 15% of a player’s entire cardography.  For Schmitty that means 15% of 7153 cards (1073 if my math’s right).  I currently have 121. So I do have 10% of the 15% I need to be in the 1% of Schmidt collectors.

Right now, with how much of my bandwidth I can allow this hobby to occupy, that is not a reasonable goal.  Short term, I’d like to double what I have.  Go up to 250 unique cards.  And with that many cards to choose from, I’ll go quantity over quality right now, and stick to junk wax, cheap oddballs and $1 relics to pump my numbers.

I won an 52 card lot auction this week, which will add about 30 new cards (and give me 20 or so tradeables) to the list.  But this is a list of cards that I’m going after right now. 

Topps
1974 #283
1976 #193
1981 #2
1982 #163
1984 #132
1990 #662

2012 Allen & Ginter #269
2013 Allen & Ginter #143
2014 Allen & Ginter #150

2014 Stadium Club #173

Donruss
1982 #294
1984 #23
1984 #23A
1987 #139

Fleer
1981 #640B
1981 #645B
1982 #258
1984 #48
1985 #630

Score
1988 #16
1989 #76

Serial Numbered
2007 Topps Triple Threads #90
2008 Topps Triple Threads #69
2009 Topps Triple Threads #87
2010 Topps Triple Threads #75
2011 Topps Triple Threads #42

Grail Cards
1972 Puerto Rico Stickers #64
1973 Topps #615 Ron Cey/John Hilton/Mike Schmidt RC
1974 Topps #283

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