1972 Topps Nolan Ryan

The scene of Nolan Ryan wearing the classic halo logo probably took some getting used to for some of the Mets faithful, but it was just an early turning of the page in the great man`s career.

For many, the image was met with great expectation. Thirtysome years on, true fans still gasp in delight when they stumble upon one of these prizes in a shop or show.

This card makes a great first addition to the collector who is budget conscious but still wants to own an elite piece of Nolan Ryan memorablilia.

The 1972 Topps Nolan Ryan baseball cards showed his status as a new player for the California Angels.

He quickly proved to be an asset to his team by developing an extraordinary curveball that delighted fans and devastated batters.

The head shot featured on the 1972 Topps Nolan Ryan baseball card shows a rather serious Nolan Ryan in his new uniform. For card collectors serious about baseball, this one is a must have.