eBay Buzz: This 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie Card is how much?


It’s not new and fresh from a pack, but the price tag attached?

Well, it’s a jaw-dropper.

It’s a nearly perfect copy of Nolan Ryan‘s 1968 Topps Rookie Card — a hobby classic that’s chased by both New Yorkers who remember his early days with an iconic World Series-winning team, but also the fans of a rugged Texan who struck out more players than anyone else in MLB history. (And maybe by a few Jerry Koosman fans, too.)

Is it worth that? Perhaps to the right deep-pocketed collector — but maybe not for that much, though Ryan was MLB’s first million-dollar-a-year player when he signed with the Houston Astros in 1980.

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eBay Buzz: 1968 Topps photo slide as rare as it gets for Nolan Ryan

NolanRyanNolan Ryan is baseball’s strikeout king and one of the safest and most-collectable players in the hobby today.

But back when Topps was putting together its 1968 baseball card set, he was just a rookie pitcher for the New York Mets — a guy who was famously forced to share his Rookie Card with a teammate, Jerry Koosman.

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