Nolan Ryan Signed 1968 Topps #177 Rookie Stars RC Inscribed "The Ryan Express" (PSA Encapsulated)

Autograph Graded PSA 10

  • Lot number 2880383
  • Total bids 26
  • Winning bid $635.00
  • Buyer's premium $107.95
  • Total $742.95

1968 Topps #177 Rookie Stars RC has been hand-signed in blue felt-tip pen by Nolan Ryan (New York Mets, HOF). Please see scans for more information.

Nolan Ryan, nicknamed "The Ryan Express" pitched for four different teams during his 27 year career: the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

Ryan, a hard-throwing, right-handed pitcher, threw pitches that were regularly recorded above 100 miles per hour. The high velocity remained throughout his career, even into his 40s. Ryan was also known to throw a devastating 12–6 curveball at exceptional velocity for a breaking ball.

While his lifetime winning percentage was .526, Ryan was an eight-time MLB All-Star, and his 5,714 career strikeouts rank first in baseball history by a significant margin. Other than Jackie Robinson (whose number was retired by the entire MLB), Ryan is currently the only major league baseball player to have his number retired by at least three different teams: the Angels, Astros, and Rangers.

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.

The item / autograph(s) has been authenticated and encapsulated by PSA/DNA for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: PSA Encapsulated

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