If we’d known this would happen, we’d have skipped the savings account and bought more packs. "But Mom, they’re an investment".
It was worth about a dime back then..even as perfect as it was. Card collecting wasn’t exactly mainstream beyond those of us who were kids at the time.
If we’d only known. Tuesday, a 1972 Topps Nolan Ryan graded a perfect ’10’ by PSA, sold for over $9300. 30 bids were made before the listing expired.
Ryan was a part of the 1972 semi-high number series, which has proven somewhat more difficult to obtain than the lower series cards but not as difficult as the final series.
PSA has awarded the ’10’ grade to just 5 ’72 Topps Ryan cards. Another sold last October for just over $10,000.