Nolan Ryan 1999 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #9 – 1976 Topps Design

Nolan Ryan 1999 Topps Commemorative Set – Card #9 – 1976 Topps Design

One of my 2013 collecting goals was to complete the 1999 Topps Nolan Ryan Commemorative baseball card set. The set features a re-print of each of Ryan’s base cards issued by Topps from his rookie season to his final season.

This is the 9th card in the set, a re-print of Ryan’s 1976 Topps baseball card:

9

As for Ryan’s 1976 major league season, he started 39 games for the Angels but was unable to post a winning record.  He went 17-18 on the year while throwing 21 complete games and a league-leading 7 shutouts.  Ryan posted an ERA of 3.36 on the year and allowed a league-leading 6.1 hits per nine innings.  Ryan was also the AL league leader in walks (183), strikeouts (327) and strikeouts per nine innings (10.4).

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