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Lot #9062
1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan/Jerry Koosman RC PSA NM-MT 8

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Estimate: $7000+
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Graded by PSA NM-MT 8. Arguably the top rookie card of the 1960s, this iconic card of the Mets' 1968 rookie stars—pitchers Nolan Ryan and Jerry Koosman—has a practically flawless appearance. With razor-sharp corners and edges, brilliant colors, and above-average centering, it is a spectacular example.

Although Ryan showed enormous promise in the Mets system, it was not until he was traded to the Angels in 1972 that he emerged as a bona fide flamethrower. Over the course of his career, Ryan amassed a whopping 5,714 strikeouts and made eight All-Star appearances. The only recognized rookie card of baseball's all-time strikeout king, this is an extraordinarily highly sought-after baseball card and one of the true Topps classics of the 1960s.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Sports
  • Dates: #605 - Ended March 25, 2021