Rookie Card Upgrade: 1973 Topps Mike Schmidt / Ron Cey
Generally speaking, I still practice this this type of collecting. I figure it’s best to say I own a card than not.
And when it came time to purchase a 1973 Topps Michael Jack Schmidt (and Ron Cey) rookie card a few years ago, one with rounded corners would suffice so long as it was authentic.
For a good three years the one pictured above served as my Schmidt rookie.
That is until I found a better one of course.
Thanks to a bad auction title, I managed to upgrade from a Schmidt with rounded corners to one that looks like it was just pulled from a pack. And once I sell the “authentic” one, the upgrade would have been achieved for less than triple figures.
You can see more Hall of Fame rookie cards here.