Friday, December 13, 2019

100 Pounds - 100 Cards - Card #6

I lost 100 pounds in 5 months and so now I'm showing off a favorite card every day for 100 days.

Yesterday was the various 1968 Topps Johnny Bench rookie cards I own or have owned and today Card #6 is another 1968 Topps card. This time it's a Nolan Ryan rookie card.

Just like the Hank Aaron rookie card I showcased as Card #1, I've dreamed about this card ever since seeing it in just about every Beckett magazine when I was a kid. I bought this card this past summer at a card show and love it. It's in rough shape, but I love it! Look at how young, Nolan Ryan looks. As a kid I was used to seeing a 40+ year old Nolan Ryan on tv and on cardboard in the early 1990's.


  1. At this point I'm starting to realize your collection is something I could probably spend hours gawking at. Keep 'em coming!

  2. Yeah, now I'm just getting jealous. Your Ryan RC is just fine. I'll inherit my brothers 68 Ryan one day. That one is a beater. Looks like someone had rolled it up into a ball and then flattened it back out.

  3. Always wanted this card... but have never actually looked for one, because I just assume it's way too expensive for my budget.

  4. Great card, that was also one of my dream cards as a kid. That looks like it is in perfect condition too, in the sense that it looks really nice but has just enough wear that its probably not insanely expensive like the PSA 10s or whatever.