The '73 Nolan Ryan I picked up last night is another good example.
Speaking of $5 cards, here's another one. It's a '64T with a little more star power...
If you're thinking about building an older set, but not sure about the $$ aspect of it, I'm here to tell you that it can be done. If you're patient and not super picky about condition, then give it a shot.
I've had a blast since I started building the '64 set a couple of years ago, and I intend to keep building vintage sets until I don't have any more left to build. It's been too much fun, in a challenging way, for me to stop now.
Thanks for reading, Robert