2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in a "Rookie Card" appearance. This is one of just two examples at its tier (with none graded higher) among a total of more than 225 copies recorded in PSA's census reporting. Presented is a very scarce debut card of the youthful paragon. To complement a new "Win-A-Card" trading card board game, Milton Bradley contracted with Topps to print special versions of a number of that company's 1968 baseball cards (as well as selections from Topps' Hot Rods and 1967 Football issues). The Milton Bradley baseball cards can be distinguished from their regular-issue 1968 Topps counterparts by yellow-ink reverse printing that is lighter and brighter than the dark yellow/gold ink seen in the "standard" gum cards. Typically, the seldom-seen "Win-A-Card" items – through their service as well-handled playing pieces – are subject to considerable wear. The offered card's corners, however, are impeccable, and its inking is superior in every respect. One of the most elusive Ryan rookies in the hobby, in true Mint condition.
1968 Topps Milton Bradley #177 Nolan Ryan Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9 "1 of 2!"
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