1974 Topps Deckle Edge #41 Nolan Ryan PSA 9 Mint....


This card caught my attention. What is the story behind this one?


  • DboneesqDboneesq Posts: 17,699
    From the BIBLE: "The 72 card set was a test issue and received rather limited distribution around Massachusetts. The cards were sold three per pack for five cents with a piece of gum, or in two-card packs with no gum."

    Looks like the Ryan card is by far the most expensive in the set.


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  • Dpeck100Dpeck100 Posts: 8,360
    Thanks for the explanation.

    I just checked the pop report and there are some different variations.

    This card is a Pop 16 with none higher.

    If the Ryan card is by far the most expensive this must be a player registry fueled card.

  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,343 ✭✭
    Wow, I wonder what a White Back would go for?
    "The Sipe market is ridiculous right now"
    CDsNuts, 1/9/15
  • flatfoot816flatfoot816 Posts: 1,873 ✭✭
    extremely tough card--waited for 5 years before 1 came up for me to add to my '74 Deckle Edge set--currently #6

    it is by far the Big Kahuna of the set--
  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,299 ✭✭✭
    I have been trying to complete this set 3 ways, gray backs, white backs and Undeckled proofs. But still 3 white backs short. Fortunately the Ryan is done
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