Friday, May 3, 2013

1989 Mike Schmidt Redux

This 1989 Topps redux card is the final "playing career" card for this project.
You can see the entire collection HERE.

1989 was a rough year for the aging Mike Schmidt. He hit just .203 in 42 games and his play was well below the high standard he held himself to. His final game was on May 28, 1989 in San Francisco.

On May 30th, he announced his retirement after 18 seasons. His 313 home runs in the 1980s were the most of any player in that decade. Despite his retirement, Schmidt was elected as the Nation League's starting third baseman for the 1989 All Star Game.


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