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Exceptional offering! What we have here is a truly gorgeous, high-grade example of the most important and valuable rookie card from the 1968 Topps set and arguably the entire decade. The offered #177 Mets rookie stars card features Nolan Ryan, one of the most dominate pitchers in the history of the game. Without ever really playing on a truly great team throughout his 27 year career, Ryan still won an astounding 324 games with a record 5,714 strikeouts. The stat we love most about Ryan is that he threw seven no-hitters throughout his incredible four decades of play. This card is incredibly difficult to locate in PSA 9 due to its condition sensitive faux-wood border and typical print defects. In fact, out of the over 10,000 examples submitted to PSA only sixty-two have earned the illustrious assessment. The offered masterpiece redefines what's possible for the issue and sets the tone for what an exceptional Ryan RC can truly offer! We absolutely love this card as it's easily the best copy we've seen in our long tenure; and we've seen many of the PSA 9s that exist. The card boasts GEM MINT attributes with virtually 50-50 centering and pristine edges around. The card's print is undeniably perfect with zero in excess (and that includes the ultra tough purple Mets circle). Microscopic touches to the extreme upper two corners is perhaps all that prevents this from the PSA 10 GEM MINT assessment. All in all, this is truly a fine-art equivalent investment piece with a demand which far exceeds supply. Comes with our highest recommendation. Mark your calendar as this card closes on the evening of 8/14/2019. Enjoy! One of over 13,000 cards, lots, and sets up for bid in our 8th Auction of 2019. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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