Lot # 18: 1956 Topps #79 Sandy Koufax “Gray Back” (PSA Gem Mint 10) - The SOLE & HIGHEST GRADED Example

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 51 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Classic 2017 Auction",
which ran from 9/28/2017 12:00 PM to
10/14/2017 7:00 PM




(LOT 18)
1956 Topps #79 Sandy Koufax "Gray Back" (PSA Gem Mint 10) - The SOLE & HIGHEST GRADED Example

ONE AND ONLY 10!!! Synonymous with Koufax's arguable status as our National Pastime's greatest "peak" value pitcher comes along this unparalleled PSA Gem Mint 10 1956 Topps gem that stands alone at the top of the PSA "Pop" charts as the finest of its kind! From 1962 through 1966, Sandy Koufax dominated major league hitters as no other pitcher ever has, to the tune of 3 Cy Young awards, 4 no-hitters (including one perfect game!), 3 seasons with 25 or more wins, 3 seasons of sub-2.00 microscopic E.R.A.'s, and a southpaw single season record of 382 strikeouts.

This justifies why cardboard enthusiasts scramble to collect his most valuable cards, with one of his most popular issues the Koufax 2nd year 1956 classic "gray back" Topps card that has only achieved sheer PSA grading perfection a single time. The card's aesthetics are nothing short of miraculous. Coin collectors use the term "Proof" to categorize a coin that has never been handled by human hands and in appearance alone, this term can certainly be applied to this sparkling example. Let's start with the two scintillating Koufax images portraying an awe-inspiring radiance, set against a classic baseball field green grass/dirt patch background.

The color schemes for both poses is remarkable, highlighted by the detailed facial tones in Koufax's portrait photo, as well as the pristine like quality emitted from his legendary pitching motion illustration. The pinpoint corners and fine edging could cut most surfaces via their blistering sharp quality, and the well-centered image resides between four snow-white borders. The reverse side print registration, likewise, depicts spectacular eye appeal including near perfect bold print registration, and both surfaces are flawless including the obverse side retaining all of its original gloss.

The phrase "pack fresh" is synonymous with this 61-year old cardboard masterpiece, with "mouth watering" aesthetics meriting the highest hobby accolades. Over time, Sandy Koufax has evolved into an American sports hero, justified by his incredible five-year run. With that in mind, this just may suffice as your final opportunity to capture this "unique for the grade" PSA Gem Mint 10 "gray back" marvel that stands alone as the undisputed "best of the rest" Koufax subject!

MIN BID $5,000

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