|1974 Topps Mike Schmidt, graded PSA 7.|
The first card I have of Schmidt from the 70s is shown in one of my first posts, about my first acquisitions in decades. That card is his 1973 Topps rookie card, which I bought ungraded but then sent to PSA (and posted about the result from PSA). When writing about the Schmidt rookie card, I said that when I was a kid, I never thought I could own a Schmidt rookie card. He was every boy's hero where I grew up, and I never even saw one, they were so valuable in that time and place. But, the market changed and I grew up, and this summer I realized my dream of owning a Schmidt rookie card.
Following up on that, I thought I should have at least one more Schmidt from the 70s, and it seemed like 1974 was the next best card to pick up -- it's funny seeing him without a mustache, and this card was pretty affordable in an eBay auction. I don't know if I'll get any more Topps cards of Schmidt from the 70s, but I do plan to pick up some Kellogg's and Hostess as I round out my player collection.