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Nolan Ryan | Most Expensive Baseball Cards

Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

Over a record 27-year career, Ryan pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Ryan was a right-handed pitcher who consistently threw pitches that were clocked above 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). He maintained this velocity throughout his career, even into his 40’s. Ryan was also known to throw a devastating 12–6 curveball at exceptional velocity for a breaking ball.

Ryan had a lifetime record of 324–292 (.526) and was an eight-time MLB All-Star. His 5,714 career strikeouts is an MLB record by a significant margin. He leads the runner-up, Randy Johnson, by 839 strikeouts. Similarly, Ryan’s 2,795 bases on balls lead second-place Steve Carlton by 962—walking over 50% more hitters than any other pitcher in MLB history. Ryan’s lifetime batting average against of .204 is also a major league record. Ryan, Pedro Martínez, Randy Johnson, Trevor Hoffman, and Sandy Koufax are the only five pitchers inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame who had more strikeouts than innings pitched. Ryan is one of only three players in history to have his number retired by at least three teams, along with Jackie Robinson (whose number was retired by Major League Baseball) and Frank Robinson.

Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven, three more than any other pitcher. He is tied with Bob Feller for the most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Despite this, he never pitched a perfect game, nor did he ever win a Cy Young Award. Ryan is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League baseball games in four different decades.

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Top Card: 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC-E)
Price Sold: $25400

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1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 PSA 9 MINT (PWCC-E)
Price Sold: $25400 || Date: 2019-08-15 Time: 01:31:54.000Z 

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 SGC 9.5 MINT+ (PWCC)
Price Sold: $25166 || Date: 2019-08-01 Time: 01:39:58.000Z 

Nolan Ryan – 1968 Topps RC #177 SGC 96 9 Absolutely Beautiful High End Card 
Price Sold: $12249.99 || Date: 2019-10-01 Time: 01:25:39.000Z 

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC-E)
Price Sold: $8623 || Date: 2019-07-19 Time: 02:08:46.000Z 

1968 NOLAN RYAN TOPPS #177 METS ROOKIE STARS PSA 8.5 
Price Sold: $8359.99 || Date: 2019-08-13 Time: 13:24:55.000Z 

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (PWCC-E)
Price Sold: $7650 || Date: 2019-09-17 Time: 01:35:02.000Z 

1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan New York Mets RC Rookie HOF PSA 8.5 ” PACK FRESH “
Price Sold: $6766 || Date: 2019-08-14 Time: 03:59:31.000Z 

POP 11! 1979 Topps #115 Nolan Ryan PSA 10 -Rarer Than 1977 (POP 19) Same As 1976
Price Sold: $6499 || Date: 2019-07-22 Time: 16:08:53.000Z 

⚾ 1968 Topps MILTON BRADLEY #177 NOLAN RYAN PSA 9 Mint Rookie RC Highest Graded!
Price Sold: $5950 || Date: 2019-08-06 Time: 04:36:42.000Z 

1971 topps #513 nolan ryan psa bvg bgs 9; tough grade & in mint condition!
Price Sold: $4999.99 || Date: 2019-10-01 Time: 04:14:42.000Z 

1968 Topps #177 Nolan Ryan RC! MINT! HI END+! (RARE 100% CENTERED!) MT SURFACE! 
Price Sold: $4895 || Date: 2019-09-27 Time: 04:45:37.000Z 

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan / Koosman Rookie #177 PSA 8 NM-MINT (GORGEOUS!)
Price Sold: $4000 || Date: 2019-08-08 Time: 00:24:40.000Z 

1968 TOPPS – NOLAN RYAN ROOKIE #177 HIGH GRADE – PSA 8! DEAD CENTER!
Price Sold: $3900 || Date: 2019-08-20 Time: 00:43:31.000Z 

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Price Sold: $3300 || Date: 2019-08-01 Time: 23:00:04.000Z 

1968 Topps Nolan Ryan ROOKIE RC #177 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC)
Price Sold: $3277.77 || Date: 2019-08-15 Time: 01:31:42.000Z 

1968 TOPPS #177 NOLAN RYAN ROOKIE RC PSA 8 NM/MT HOF
Price Sold: $3190 || Date: 2019-09-21 Time: 17:34:06.000Z 

1979 O-Pee-Chee Nolan Ryan #51 BVG 10 PRISTINE (PWCC)
Price Sold: $3150 || Date: 2019-09-17 Time: 03:39:03.000Z