Twenty-eight powered packed sluggers have launched enough bombs to gain admission to baseball's revered "500 Home Run Club". Checking the chronological order, the first fifteen to do so have all been enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The others not so much. Of the balance, honest souls Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas and Jim Thome are in, and Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera seem like locks when their time comes. The balance are held in contempt, at least by the HOF voters, who apparently do not want to taint the incredible accomplishments of those who reached this lofty milestone prior to the year 1999.
The fourteenth prolific slugger to join the Club is celebrated, with this pair of Pittsburgh Pirates ticket stubs. The date was 4/18/87 and the location was Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, when Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt took pitcher Don Robinson deep, to notch his 500th dinger, a feat that took him just a bit more than fourteen seasons to accomplish. Muscle up your bids for these (2) handsome stubs, which both rate as solid (VG) examples, with deference to "Mike Schmidt - 500 Home Run" written on the reverse side of both.