Already a member of the esteemed 500 Home Run Club, 38-year-old Mike Schmidt kept right on slugging, launching 12 homers and driving in 62 before a rotator cuff injury sidelined him for the final 46 games of the 1988 campaign. This autographed Phillies home jersey was worn by Schmidt during that ’88 season, the penultimate campaign of his Hall of Fame career. The white knit button-down garment features a maroon pinstripe pattern, twill identifiers and proper “Rawlings” tagging. On the left front tail, Schmidt has signed in black marker (“9” strength) and inscribed “HOF 95.” Full photo LOA from JSA (for autograph) and full photo LOA from Dave Miedema (for jersey). More on our website.
The white knit button-down garment features a maroon pinstripe pattern and the script-style “P” logo sewn to the left breast in maroon twill. The since-retired number “20” is sewn to the back and right front in maroon twill, while “SCHMIDT” is arched on a nameplate atop the back number in maroon twill block-style characters. Maroon trim lines the shoulders and sides, while a team logo patch adorns the left sleeve. Within the collar, a “Rawlings” size “46” label is accompanied by a strip tag on which “SCHMIDT” is embroidered in maroon. Also present is a “SET 1 1988” flap tag. On the left front tail, Schmidt’s black marker autograph projects (“9”) strength and is accompanied by his inscription of “HOF 95.” The all-original jersey shows no repairs or alterations and exhibits evidence of light wear with a series of very faint stains on the front. This marked the style’s second year, as Phillies home gamers had zippered fronts from 1973 through 1986.