About The Card
In a set filled with rookies including Dale Murphy, Jack Morris, Lou Whitaker, Paul Molitor, and Alan Trammell, I wouldn't say a posed Nolan Ryan is at the top of the 1978 checklist, but it's a Nolan Ryan nonetheless.
Here is the cool thing, though...with vintage, it doesn't much matter if this isn't one of the top or best Nolan Ryan cards around. Because, if you can find one in good condition, you might be in for a nice little payday. In fact, a PSA 9 recently sold for $2,300.
The cruel thing though is, while there might not be a ton that is visually different between the condition of a PSA 9 and a lower 8, there is certainly a difference in value (a PSA 8 currently sells for around $200).
QuoteQuote"This is one of those cards that you look at and you go, "huh, yeah, it"s nice. It"s a late "70s Nolan Ryan in a 10, I"ve seen that before." But then you look at it and you go, "wait a minute. Have I seen that one before? "78 Topps? I"ve seen "77, seen "79, huh." Then you go look at the pop report and realize there are only three of these in the world. "
Tonight's cheap ebay deal/steal is this 1978 Topps Nolan Ryan for $1. How could I not?!— TVguy Cards (@t_vguy) March 25, 2021