Simply put, achieving the Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen means you've acquired one of each of the four different 1968 #177 Nolan Ryan Rookie baseball cards - and possess them in your collection at the same time. The image provided above illustrates the Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen.
Criteria for achieving Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen status:
- Possess the: [1968 Topps #177, the 1968 Canadian O-Pee-Chee (OPC) #177, the 1968 Milton Bradley "Win a Card" Game #177, and the 1968 Venezuelan Topps #177]. The 1968 Venezuelan Nolan Ryan Rookie Card is the Rarest of Nolan Ryan Cards with only 46 Known.
- Have each different 1968 Nolan Ryan rookie card professionally graded and be numerically certified by an independent party (PSA, SGC, GAI etc)
- Own/ Possess each of the aforementioned cards at the same time. [no more than 1 collector can lay claim to the same set of graded and certified "numbered" cards]
- Submit proof of ownership (aka a picture) of the Four Horsemen Rookie card quartet to the "Find Out More" link provided below
We will then contact you with details on how you can receive a complimentary Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen Achievement Certificate and have your name added to a National Registry for Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen Collectors, commemorating your amazing collecting achievement.
With only 46 Venezuelan Nolan Ryan rookie cards known to exist and only 14 Nolan Ryan collectors on the U.S. National Registry for Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen Collectors, achieving your own Nolan Ryan Four Horsemen, you can be part of this small group of "ultimate" Nolan Ryan collectors.
Also, if you have a Nolan Ryan Rookie card and have an interest in acquiring some of the other 1968 Nolan Ryan #177 rookies, please feel free to reach out to us. We'd love to hear about your journey to acquire the others. We too are ardent Nolan Ryan collectors and enjoy sharing in your collecting passion. We may even have what you are looking for on our website or through the network of Nolan Ryan collectors who are associated with our club.
On the way out, be sure to check out our Nolan Ryan collectibles store - we have some of the rarest Nolan Ryan collectibles available in the marketplace at great prices.