2017 Great American Trading Card Auction Ending April 1
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/2/2017
Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in his "Rookie Card" appearance. Among more than 8,400 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just one example has been graded higher. with none graded higher. This is the cherished debut card of the youthful paragon. As a young hurler, Ryan was erratic with his pitches. But, what he lacked in control he made up for with speed. And who could have known that after one of the longest careers in Major League history, from 1966 to 1993, he would set so many records? (Most notably, 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters.) Ryan became to pitching what Lou Gehrig was to fielding and hitting, a veritable "Iron Man." This foundation piece from Ryan's great career is virtually flawless. The card's corners are impeccable, and its inking is superior in every respect. One of the finest Ryan rookies in the hobby, in true Mint condition.
1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan Rookie Card – PSA MINT 9
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