1973 mike or 1975 george
I am putting this discussion in the sports forum even though it is card related because of the two players involved. I think it will get more eyes here, due to recent discussions (I mean arguments)
So which rookie card is better, the 1975 Brett or the 1973 Schmidt? Mike has two "rookies", George 3
Here are the pops:
1973 topps and opc Schimdt
Total 10 % 9 %
6226 6 .1% 235 3.7% for topps
305 6 2% 43 14% OPC
1975 Topps, OPC and Mini Brett
Total 10 % 9 %
8928 9 .1% 287 3.2% Topps
205 3 1.5% 22 10.1% OPC
2296 8 .35% 156 6.8% mini
there are more PSA 9 Schmidts than bretts on ebay completed sales right now. if anyone has a sub to VCP they could be helpful here.
there have been 6 73 topps Schmidts in PSA 9 sell. two PWCC PQ examples averaged at around $3050. average 9's sell for about $2200.
One PSA 9 Brett sold for a best offer accepted. I didnt take the time to look it up on worthpoint, but the original price was $2250. Two OPC examples sold and averaged about $1900.00
Value wise, I think Schmidt wins out by a bit.
both rookies in highest grade are about as difficult to find. although in raw form i would say the Schmidt is less plentiful, probably because it was a high number.
however, the Brett is more iconic as it was a solo card and the green and purple borders are much more attractive than the plain white of the Schmidt.
Mike may have a better OPS + than george, but Give me a 1975 Brett rookie all day. in fact, give me the 1975 OPC Brett.
what about you?