The next “Future Star” card in my on-going thread for the 1978 set is all-time third baseman Mike Schmidt, who was putting together a Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Phillies:
The 3x National League MVP was tearing it up in the mid-70’s, topping
the league in home runs three straight years between 1974 and 1976, with
another five home run titles ahead of him in the 1980’s.
“Schmitty” would top 30 home runs in 13 of his 14 full-time seasons
during his career. Amazing when you consider the era he played in!
He would also drive in 100+ runs nine times while also getting named to 12 all-star teams before he retired in 1989.
What an awesome player!